The error Message: 3dsmax.exe – Bad Image The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\x86_Microsoft.VC80.MFC_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.762_x-ww_3bf8fa05\MFC80U.DLL is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette. How the problem happened: I’ve been working in Autodesk 3DS Max 9 for a few years now and one day I tried to open up the program and I received the error message above. I think this is a Windows OS problem but I’m not sure Since I have the student version of 3DS Max 9 there tech support won’t help me. What I’ve tried so far: 1. I’ve uninstalled the program and reinstalled it with no change in the error. 2. I ran a virus and spyware scan using my McAfee security center and no files were detected. 3. I contacted the Autodesk support and they referred me to a student sight and did not received any response to my question. This site was completely worthless. 4. I contacted Dell’s support and my warranty ran out so they are going to charge me $49 for one time support for this issue. Who knows if they can solve the problem.