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Blue screen problem

Hello, i have a refurbished IBM thinkpad A31 laptop that has worked beautifully for about a year. suddenly i got a blue screen that appears in the beginning. it says "bad image checksun" possible user 32.dl is corrupt. i do not have a recovery disk so i am not sure what to do or if there is anything i can do myself. can you help me?

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  • katyellen Jan 14, 2008

    thankyou so much. i just needed it affirmed that i could not do this on my own. i do not own a windows me or 98 cd. i can take it to a computer shop and have it fixed probably cheaper than buying or trying to do it myself. thanks so much for the input. kathy

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This Issue has 2 major reasons. There are several methods to fix the issue as Microsoft published on the knowledge base. I am adding the full info including the method that you can find on following link. Please post your questions if you need further assitance
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326687


"Bad Image Checksum"
SYMPTOMS loadTOCNode(1, 'symptoms'); When you upgrade your computer to Windows XP, you may receive an error message that is similar to one of the following: C0000221 (Bad Image Checksum) -or- STOP: C0000221 - Bad Image Checksum in ModuleName -or- STOP: C0000221 - Bad Image Checksum. User32.dll is possibly corrupt. The header check sum does not match the computed check sum.

CAUSE loadTOCNode(1, 'cause'); This issue may occur if any of the following conditions exist: • A damaged file exists in the folder in which Windows is installed, and this file is not overwritten during Setup. For example, if you receive the error message that references the User32.dll file, the User32.dll file may be damaged. • One or more of the random access memory (RAM) modules that are installed in your computer is faulty, or the RAM configuration is incompatible. RESOLUTION loadTOCNode(1, 'resolution'); To resolve this behavior, use one of the following methods. Method 1: Extract a New Copy of the User32.dll File from the Windows XP CD loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); Extract a new copy of the User32.dll file from the Windows XP CD to the drive:\Windows\System32 folder on your hard disk, where drive is the drive on which Windows is installed: 1. Insert a Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) or Microsoft Windows 98 Startup disk into your computer, and then restart the computer.

NOTE: For additional information about what to do if you do not have a Windows Millennium Edition or Windows 98 Startup disk, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 186300 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/186300/EN-US/) How to Create a Windows 98 Startup Disk from MS-DOS 267287 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/267287/EN-US/) How to Create a Startup Disk in Windows Me 2. When the Windows Startup menu appears, use the ARROW keys to select Start Computer with CD-ROM Support, and then press ENTER. 3. Make a note of the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive. 4. Rename the User32.dll file to User32.old. To do so, type the following lines at the command prompt, pressing ENTER after each line, where Drive is the drive on which Windows is installed: Drive:
cd windows\system32
ren user32.dll user32.old 5. Insert the Windows XP CD into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. 6. Extract a new copy of the User32.dll file from the Windows XP CD to the Windows\System32 folder on your hard disk. To do so, type the following lines at a command prompt, pressing ENTER after each line, where CDROMDrive is the drive letter of the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD-ROM, and Drive is the drive on which Windows is installed: a:
extract CDROMDrive:\i386\user32.dl_ Drive:\windows\system32\user32.dll For example, if your CD-ROM is drive E and Windows is installed on drive C, type extract e:\i386\user32.dl_ c:\windows\system32\user32.dll, and then press ENTER. 7. Remove the Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition startup disk from your computer, and then restart the computer.
Method 2: Remove or Replace the Faulty RAM loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution');Remove the memory modules that are installed in your computer, leaving enough RAM for the computer to start and run Windows. Restart the computer, and then run Setup again.

For additional information about Windows XP RAM requirements, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 314865 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314865/EN-US/) System Requirements for Windows XP Operating Systems If the issue is not resolved, remove a different memory module. To identify the specific memory module that is not working correctly, you may have to restart your computer more than one time.

For information about how to add and remove RAM to the computer, contact the manufacturer of the computer, or view the documentation that is included with your computer. Method 3: Install Windows to a Different Folder loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution');NOTE: Before you install Windows to a different folder, first try the troubleshooting procedures in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 310064 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310064/EN-US/) HOW TO: Troubleshoot Windows XP Setup Problems During Installation When You Upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Me If the issue is not resolved by using the troubleshooting procedures in 310064, install Windows to a different folder. For more information about how to do this, see the "Installing to a New Folder" section of the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 316941 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316941/EN-US/) HOW TO: Install Windows XP

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Yes i can,,

well you are going to need a copy of windows...

if you can get the exact on your system is running that will be great..

Any WAY here are 2 methods the first If you dont have any important data you wish to recover , the second is how to recover it..

1.) Put the windows cd in the cd drive and boot from the disc..
you might need to enter the setup and set the cd rom as the first boot device.

2.) When you boot from the cd, dlete the partation adn format the hardrive.

3.) it will automatically install windows and all you have to do after is install your drivers and software.

IF YOU DONT HAVE YOUR RDRIVERS you can download it from the manufatures web page. e.g ibm..

METHOD 2 to recover data.


1.) Put the windows cd in the cd drive and boot from the disc..
you might need to enter the setup and set the cd rom as the first boot device.

Levave the current file system intact and it will install windows for you without erasing anything.

2.) install a burning program and burn off all your important data (backup)

3.) GO TO THE FIRST METHOD

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if you cant get a windows cd to buy you can borrow one and purchase the key online.

There are a few sites that have pirated versions of microsoft windows to download like www.phazeddl.com or www.thepiratebay.org (this requires a torrent client like bitcomet)

How ever pirating is illigal and i strongly condone it... The choice is yours..

Let me know if you need additional details concerning torrents or more help in formatting or anything at all for that matter.

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Format thr full hard dirve and reinstall the OS again

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