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When i switch the computer on i get the message ' The file is possibly corrupt.The file header checksum does not match the computed checksum'. My laptop will not respond to any command other than switching off. Only purchased it at the end of August.

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Have you contacted Compaq? Id replace it under warranty. I'd first try to get the store to exchange it.

Posted on Oct 01, 2010

  • Jim Winger Oct 01, 2010

    Hey, you have a bad disk or a virus. It is a new computer! Just get it replaced and don't screw with it. Why the 2 thumbs?



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This may help. If you can't identify the file or program, then use MSConfg. Go to Start > Search. Type MSConfig. Go to the startup tab and disable as many items as possible. Not to worry, the apps are still there and critical items will load anyways. Plus this will make you pc load and run faster.

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I starrt my laptop and I get a mess. the file is possibly corrupt. the file header checksum does not match the computed checksum. It is locked I have tryed every botton nothing

if your are able to start in safe mode you could try and run a chkdsk on the drive. Double click My Computer, right click the drive in question. select tools and check disk. you may get a message that is cant do it nowwould you like to try on the next reboot? answer yes and do so.

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When laptop is switched on the message appears ' The file is possibly corrupt. The file header checksun does not match the computed checksum' What does this mean? Cant open my computer beyond this.

did you cleaned you pc with some antivirus or spyware and you deleted some file - try to find it on antivirus or spyware or try to do a system restore for a previous checkpoint

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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.

Please go through the below mentioned link:

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File header checksum does not match computed one. ???

You have one or more critical corrupted file/s which prevents the laptop from booting up.
To get the laptop operating again, you need to insert the Windows Vista CD and do a Repair and if this fails you need to install Vista again.

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