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HELP: shell32.dll is possibly corrupt?? after clean reinstall

By nydana8 ·
I have just performed a clean reinstall of Windows XP Pro service pack 2 and am getting the following error:

C0000221 {Bad Image Checksum}
The image shell32.dll is possibly corrupt.
The header checksum does not match the computed checksum.

I used a Dell reinstallation CD and I just realized that my PC is probably not a Dell. I do not know if this has anything to do with it.

What do I have to do?

Thanks a lot for a lifesaver help!

P.S. Before I had XP Home service pack 2.
P.P.S. I have a few PC's in a network, so I can use the others to copy files or whatever.....

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Dell CD only valid for a Dell PC

by NickNielsen In reply to HELP: shell32.dll is poss ...

You need to purchase an XP Pro upgrade license. This will allow you to install XP Pro legally on your former XP Home PC. This license should come with the Windows CD and eliminate any and all checksum issues.

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Can I go back to installing XP Home?

by nydana8 In reply to Dell CD only valid for a ...

Actually I have the original XP Home CD for this PC. I did not used it to beginn with because I thought this was a Dell and I did not want Pack 1.

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Should not be a problem

by NickNielsen In reply to Can I go back to installi ...

You will have to wipe the hard drive first, though. XP Home won't allow itself to be installed over XP Pro.

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