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Multiple "validation errors" on clean install of W7 x64 7600 RRS feed

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  • I've just installed Windows 7 x64 build 7600 from MSDN on my stock Dell Precision T3400 (Q6600@2.4Ghz, 4GB ram, Nvidia Quadro NVS 290).

    I'm getting multiple "validation errors"
    eg:
    Internet Explorer encountered a validation error
    Process name: iexplore.exe
    Module name: KERNELBASE.dll
    Assert offset: 00014159

    Internet Explorer encountered a validation error
    Process name: iexplore.exe
    Module name: iertutil.dll
    Assert offser:001DD67E

    Internet Explorer encountered a validation error
    Process name: iexplore.exe
    Module name: mshtml.dll
    Assert offset: 007F2149

    if I choose not to ignore the error and to search for a solution, I am presented with a dialogue box explaining that:
    "Internet Explorer has stopped working
    A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.
    Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."

    I encounter the error in particular when I use the IE search box, though any use of IE results in an error really, and it has on one occasion so far lead to a BSOD.

    The drive was formatted before install and is ~464GB, with 450GB free.

    I have installed it twice now, with the same result each time.

    Any help appreciated.

    Simon

    Edit: I checked the SHA1 out and the checksums match
    • Moved by Ronnie VernonMVP Friday, September 4, 2009 5:15 AM Focus (From:Windows 7 Installation, Setup, and Deployment)
    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 12:58 PM

Answers

  • Hello Simon,

    The validation errors occur if certain IE add-ons is not compatible with Windows or some system files are corrupted. You can run IE with no Add-ons mode and check if error still occurs:

     To do so, click the Start Button, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then click Internet Explorer (No Add-ons).

    Check if the issue persists.

    If the issue does not reoccur, performing the following steps to narrow down the cause.

    Check Internet Explorer Add-Ons
    =========================
    1. Click Tools, and then click Internet Options.
    2. Click the "Programs" tab, and then click Manage Add-ons.
    3. Select an add-on in the Name list, and then click Disable.
    4. Please restart IE with Add-ons and check the issue again.

    If the issue is resolved, the disabled Add-on was the cause of the issue.
    If the issue reoccurs, let’s continue to disable the next Add-on using the same method.

    By doing so, we can determine which Add-on contributed to the issue.

    If the problem still occurs in IE no add-ons mode, run SFC to check the system files:

    1.  Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. 

    2.  Type the following command, and then press ENTER:

    sfc  /scannow

    The sfc  /scannow command scans all system files and will recover the corrupted ones. 



     


    Thomas Lin
    • Marked as answer by Dale Qiao Monday, September 7, 2009 2:03 AM
    Thursday, September 3, 2009 9:08 AM