Bad Image error message.
by golfr.2 - 9/27/09 2:17 PM
for no apparent reason, my pc will not fully boot all startup programs.
I have only adAware, AVG, messenger, and my network connection starting at boot up.
It tries to boot messenger and the error message comes up:
Windows\winSxS\x86_microsoft.windows.GdiPlus_6595b64144ccf1df_1.0.2600.5581_x_ww_dfbc4fc4\gdiplus.dll is not a valid windows image.
Then all boot operations cease.
WhenI tried to open Device Manager this message came up: mmc.exe-bad image. Avira also gets a long involved message similar to the messenger one and will not boot.
I hope someone can help with this as my system is dead in the water.
I have run registry scans, virus scans, and malware scans, finding nothing.
I am running XP home with all the latest service packs and updates.