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Windows 7: Bad Image Error Message--help please!

10 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Bad Image Error Message--help please!

every time i try to open an application like excel or word, i get a bad image message saying that

c:\windows\winSxS\x86_microsoft.vc80.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.5592_none_d09196c24426e2d4\MSVCR 80.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error.

what do i do?

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10 May 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Perkins, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If this is with all applications, then it may be a issue with the file extension's associations. You might see if downloading and merging the exe and lnk (LNK) options in the tutorial below may be able to help afterwards. They will restore the default associations for these file extensions.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
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10 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

unfortunately that didn't work. thanks for the reply though!
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02 Oct 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

mperkins - did you manage to solve this issue?
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