Need help with winlogon.exe-bad image

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by esubstance, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. esubstance

    esubstance OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Does anyone know how to fix this problem?... i keep getting " the application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\systems32\KBDUS.DLL is not a valid windows image. please check this against your installation diskette." anytime i boot my computer and i can't get pass this screen. any ideas on a resolution to this problem would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. esubstance

    esubstance OSNN One Post Wonder

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    thanx 4 d reply. but how do i get this file on my system? right now i cant get pass that error message. if i press enter the whole screen becomes blank.
     
  4. kcnychief

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    Download the file to a floppy or burn to a CD from another machine. Boot into safe mode if you have to, copy the file over that way. Else when the screen is blank, hit CTRL + ALT + DEL - which brings up the Task Manager. Under File - go to New Task (Run..) - type explorer.exe

    That should launch explorer and let you view the GUI.
     
  5. esubstance

    esubstance OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I tried rebooting in safe mode but still got the same error. the same message comes up " the application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\systems32\KBDUS.DLL is not a valid windows image. please check this against your installation diskette." i pressed enter twice and it disappears and all am left with is a blank screen. when i press CTRL + ALT + DEL nothing happens. basically i cant get pass that blank screen.
     
  6. kcnychief

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    If you have your XP cd, try doing a repair or copying the file from the recovery console.
     
  7. esubstance

    esubstance OSNN One Post Wonder

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    i dont have my xp cd.. it was pre-installed
     
  8. kcnychief

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    You can try Safe Mode with Command Prompt - this will load CMD.EXE instead of Explorer.exe
     
  9. esubstance

    esubstance OSNN One Post Wonder

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    how do i do that?
     
  10. kcnychief

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    Hit F8 when the computer boots, choose that from the same menu you selected Safe Mode from before. It will say Safe Mode with Command Prompt as a menu option.
     
  11. esubstance

    esubstance OSNN One Post Wonder

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    i just tried that, comes up with the same screen and error message...still cant get pass that screen and message
     
  12. kcnychief

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    Running out of options pretty quickly - if you don't have an XP CD, not sure what else to tell you. Perhaps take the hard drive out, slave it to another machine and copy the file that way.
     
  13. esubstance

    esubstance OSNN One Post Wonder

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    is there any solution using the ms-dos path?
     
  14. kcnychief

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    If you can get there, maybe with a Windows 98 Boot Disk.

    Copy the file to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32
     
  15. johnb90

    johnb90 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    hi i'm having very similar error messages on my computer but iv'e managed to find the missing files on a different computer and burn them onto disk i was wondering if someone could tell me how i can copy them from the disk to where they are needed ??? please help
     
  16. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Create a BartPE CD then boot from that. Once booted into the Bart GUI you can use the file management utility to copy the file from floppy to wherever you need to copy it to.