I am getting message Isass Bad Image

March 29, 2011 at 14:29:28
Specs: Windows 98
after turning on computer I am getting message Isass Bad Image Application or Dll C:WINXP\system32|NTDSAPI>dll is not a valid Windows image Check this against your installation diskette.. I have no installation diskette since the computer was given to me and I am about to pull my hair. I am using an old computer I have to send this..It will also not let me go into Safe Mode. It says the same thing..What or is there any thing that I can do or is it time to trash.

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March 29, 2011 at 17:42:14
In some cases you can borrow a cd to fix it. I assume you have xp and not 98.

A usual suggestion is to run sfc.exe/scannow to check that install against your cd. Since you don't have a cd it might be possible to use anyone's xp to fix it. It isn't easy to run sfc.exe from a cd but there is another repair feature in xp. You have to read and follow the instructions at Microsoft. Basically you boot to a CD (best if same level like Service pack 2, has to be exact home or pro). The you sort of follow a repair but they way MS did it is confusing unless you really follow a how to. It will check and replace files but may render some programs not working.

Then get microsoft's security essentials too. I suspect that you have a virus causing this.

There are other ways to fix it too but get slightly more complex and may not work.

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March 29, 2011 at 17:47:56
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308041 and go down the page a bit.

See this too for the repair even more down the page. See method two for borrowed cd.


Don't install any other copy or you'll really be messed up.

One some computers there is also a way in worse case to reload the whole computer by booting from some F key. It also may be that the OEM will sell some disks to repair it for a small amount.

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