Go Back   TechArena Community > Software > Operating Systems
Become a Member!
Forgot your username/password?
Tags Active Topics RSS Search Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-08-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 85
wininet.dll is not a valid windows image

Hi everyone,

When i was working with my computer last night it sudden went for a restart.After this error I am no longer to access my aim or msn messenger, and when my xp starts, i receive tens of "the application or dll c\windows\system32\wininet.dll is not a valid windows image. please check this against your installation disketter. " error messages.I guess i have some problem with viruses please help me guys


thanks in advance ..!!!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-08-2009
Dr. V
 
Posts: n/a
Re: wininet.dll is not a valid windows image

Can you download the win.dll fil.Copy this file from the c:\windows\system32 directory of a working Win XP Pro or Win Vista computer onto a flashdrive, then use the following procedure to copy it onto the failing system.Choose 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt at the boot.In the command prompt window, type the letter of your flash drive either d: or e: until the drive appears as e:> in the prompt window.Type 'dir' to see the wininet.dll file on that flashdrive.type 'copy wininet.dll c:\windows\system32'. Unplug the flashdrive and reboot PC.Once you succeed in reviving the failed computer, go to c:\windows\system32 and right click on the wininet.dll file then copy and paste it to a save name . This allows direct copy of that file back into wininet.dll if the problem reoccurs.It is suspected that an anitvirus engine or some other application deleted this file. If it occurs again, make note of what was being performed, immediately prior to the failure
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-08-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,738
Re: wininet.dll is not a valid windows image

I would suggest you to perform a System Restore.If that has no help get HijackThis application. Make a folder at C:\HJT and shift HijackThis.exe there. Run a scan and save the log file. Post the whole log file here. Do not fix anything since most of them listed there are harmless . This program will help us determine if there is any spyware/malware on your computer.So that we can able to give you help
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-08-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3,260
Re: wininet.dll is not a valid windows image

You have to deal with malware first before we deal with any other issues. Because as long as malware is present, we can't properly cure everything else as well.Is your wininet.dll still infected? Some important remarks here though.I notice that you do not seem to be running Antivirus software and a Firewall. This is somewhat suicidal in today's digital world.That's why I want you to install them first.AVG, Avira OR Avast are good free antivirus.Never install more than one anti virus scanner or firewall on your system! Several together can give problems and decrease the reliability of it seriously.Zonealarm, Agnitum Outpost Free OR Kerio are FREE firewalls.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  TechArena Community > Software > Operating Systems
Tags: , ,



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads for: "wininet.dll is not a valid windows image"
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
msimtf.dll is not a valid Windows image Abdulmajid Office Update Service 2 17-02-2010 07:59 PM
digeste.dll is not a valid windows image Harsh01 Operating Systems 4 07-04-2009 10:36 AM
SPWIZENG.DLL is not a valid windows image Chitesh Vista Setup and Install 3 22-05-2008 09:24 AM
iTunes.exe - Bad Image - ksuser.dll is not a valid Windows image Omar Windows Security 3 14-04-2008 03:47 AM
msftedit.dll is not a valid Windows image Perkins Windows XP Support 2 05-12-2007 02:38 AM


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 12:55 AM.