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Bad Image - WSOCK32.dll Error

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  • Hello Everyone,

    I just restarted my computer becuase I uninstalled a piece of software. Now whenever I try to launch applications other than native Microsoft ones I get a 'Bad Image' error. It says:

    C:\Windows\system32\WSOCK32.DLL is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support.

    Need help ASAP!

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011 1:11 PM

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  • Run sfc /scannow and check again.

    If this does not help, I recommend restoring your system state using a restore point that dates before the appearance of your problem and contacting your software vendor Technical Support.



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    Wednesday, June 15, 2011 1:32 PM
  • Hi,

     

    You may also consider to copy one from a working computer with the same operating system installed to replace the corrupted one.

     

    Regards,


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    Thursday, June 16, 2011 6:14 AM
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All replies

  • Run sfc /scannow and check again.

    If this does not help, I recommend restoring your system state using a restore point that dates before the appearance of your problem and contacting your software vendor Technical Support.



    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Microsoft Student Partner 2010 / 2011
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011 1:32 PM
  • Hi,

     

    You may also consider to copy one from a working computer with the same operating system installed to replace the corrupted one.

     

    Regards,


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Thursday, June 16, 2011 6:14 AM
    Moderator