boot up messages cant remove!!

  drdeath 10:13 05 Jan 2006

Every time i boot up my pc i get two different messages that id like to remove, first one says 'bad image' the application dlll is not a valid image etc etc
second message says'error' cannot find import ddl etc etc
need to delete this please any help appreciated

  Graham ® 10:28 05 Jan 2006

First thing to do is run the System File Checker.

On XP, Start, Run, 'sfc /scannow', OK.

You may be prompted for the XP CD, if that's a problem, report back.

  drdeath 10:45 05 Jan 2006

doesnt recognise that file? ie sfc/scannow

  Graham ® 10:55 05 Jan 2006

sfc /scannow - notice the space.

  drdeath 17:24 05 Jan 2006

GRAHAM, REGRETFULLY DO NOT HAVE THE cd as prompted, kindly advise

  Graham ® 17:31 05 Jan 2006

Stand by...

  Graham ® 17:40 05 Jan 2006

Can you look on your C drive for a folder I386. Tell us if there is one.

  drdeath 19:31 05 Jan 2006

yes i have this folder

  Graham ® 19:33 05 Jan 2006

You will have to edit the Registry. Are you OK with that? I can give step-by-step if necessary.

  Graham ® 19:42 05 Jan 2006

Start, Run, 'regedit', OK.

Backup the Registry in case of trouble: File, Export (to a place of your choice).

Navigate to:


You will see various entries here on the right hand side. The one we want is called:


It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive, and that is why it is asking for the XP CD. All we need to do is change it to:

Simply double click the SourcePath setting and a new box will pop up allowing you to make the change.

Now restart your computer and try scannow sfc again!

Credits to a link posted by VoG™

  rawprawn 20:56 05 Jan 2006

I just tried your instruction, and it didn't work for me. I changed the source path from D:\ (slave hd) to C:\ and it still asked for the CD any ideas.

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