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12-30-2016 11:12 AM
I have an HP Laptop running Wondows XP Media Edition. On boot up I am getting an error message that reads:
Reader_st.exe – Bad Image
Follow by an error message box that states:
"The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\x86_Microsoft.VC90.CRT_1fc8b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.6161x-ww_31a54e43\MSVCR().dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installtion diskette"
Can anyone offer a suggection on how to fix this?
12-31-2016 10:35 AM
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Error during the boot on the PC. Did I get it, right?
This appears to be a corrupted Boot image on the PC not letting the PC to boot to desktop.
I recommend you to try the OS installation media and reinstall the operating system to fix this.
Hope this answers the question. Please let me know more.
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