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Last response: in Windows XP
March 26, 2005 12:11:04 PM

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I recently had a guy fix a glitch on my laptop because the cords got
unplugged while the computer was starting up. He was able to get my computer
up and running again however, a slight problem has begun to occur. I use AIM
(AOL Instant Messaging) and iTunes on my computer. Ever since he "fixed" my
computer, I get these Bad Image messages when I start iTunes or AIM. These
two programs eventually work but not before about 6-7 messages pop up. This
is what the message reads. "The application or DLL
C:\WINDOWS\System32\winrnr.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check
this against your installation diskette." If anyone could help me with this
problem it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. -Jared

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March 26, 2005 1:45:02 PM

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It looks like your winrnr.dll (Dynamic Link Library) file has gotten corrupted.
It is a system file under System32. Try here:
Start>Run>type CMD and click OK (that is the command prompt).
now type SFC /SCANNOW (space between C and /) and hit Enter.
Have your WinXP CD ready to insert for it may ask for it.
SFC command is System File Checker. It will check your system for
corrupt or missing files and replace them.

"Jared" wrote:

> I recently had a guy fix a glitch on my laptop because the cords got
> unplugged while the computer was starting up. He was able to get my computer
> up and running again however, a slight problem has begun to occur. I use AIM
> (AOL Instant Messaging) and iTunes on my computer. Ever since he "fixed" my
> computer, I get these Bad Image messages when I start iTunes or AIM. These
> two programs eventually work but not before about 6-7 messages pop up. This
> is what the message reads. "The application or DLL
> C:\WINDOWS\System32\winrnr.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check
> this against your installation diskette." If anyone could help me with this
> problem it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. -Jared
Anonymous
March 26, 2005 10:15:31 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

On Sat, 26 Mar 2005 09:11:04 -0800, Jared wrote:

> I recently had a guy fix a glitch on my laptop because the cords got
> unplugged while the computer was starting up. He was able to get my computer
> up and running again however, a slight problem has begun to occur. I use AIM
> (AOL Instant Messaging) and iTunes on my computer. Ever since he "fixed" my
> computer, I get these Bad Image messages when I start iTunes or AIM. These
> two programs eventually work but not before about 6-7 messages pop up. This
> is what the message reads. "The application or DLL
> C:\WINDOWS\System32\winrnr.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check
> this against your installation diskette." If anyone could help me with this
> problem it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. -Jared

Your working copy of this file is damaged or the wrong version. There are
several ways to get a fresh copy of into the \Windows\system32\ folder.

If you have a .\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\ folder, copy the winrnr.dll
file from there over to .\Windows\system32\. If not successful, try
renaming the old copy first.

Expand a fresh copy from the \i386\ folder on your Windows CD or, if
Windows was preinstalled, from a folder with the same name provided by the
OEM. The OEM folder should show files as compressed (winrnr.dl_). If you
see that naming convention, you know you have the right folder.

Use Start> Run> MSCONFIG : General> Expand File for this task. Follow the
on screen prompts. NOTE: The source folder is the one on the Windows CD or
the OEM provided folder. The destination folder is \windows\system32\

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
March 27, 2005 9:21:02 PM

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Thank you so very much. This was aggrevating me so much. Your advice worked
great and on the first time. Thanks again! - Jared

"Byte" wrote:

> It looks like your winrnr.dll (Dynamic Link Library) file has gotten corrupted.
> It is a system file under System32. Try here:
> Start>Run>type CMD and click OK (that is the command prompt).
> now type SFC /SCANNOW (space between C and /) and hit Enter.
> Have your WinXP CD ready to insert for it may ask for it.
> SFC command is System File Checker. It will check your system for
> corrupt or missing files and replace them.
>
> "Jared" wrote:
>
> > I recently had a guy fix a glitch on my laptop because the cords got
> > unplugged while the computer was starting up. He was able to get my computer
> > up and running again however, a slight problem has begun to occur. I use AIM
> > (AOL Instant Messaging) and iTunes on my computer. Ever since he "fixed" my
> > computer, I get these Bad Image messages when I start iTunes or AIM. These
> > two programs eventually work but not before about 6-7 messages pop up. This
> > is what the message reads. "The application or DLL
> > C:\WINDOWS\System32\winrnr.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check
> > this against your installation diskette." If anyone could help me with this
> > problem it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. -Jared