SHDOCVW.dll is possibly corrupt - How do I fix this?

By Akkuma
Sep 1, 2005
  1. My SHDOCVW.dll is apparently corrupted and giving me an error about it possibly being corrupted. Bad Image Checksum deal "The header checksum does not match the computed checksum"

    Now the problem is I have blanked out on how to get into whatever I need to in order to replace this .dll with a non-corrupt version. I found a version of it online at

    When I try to run the Recovery Console I get a REGISTRY_ERROR as well. On top of this, I can't get in through Safe Mode, Last Known Good Config, or Debugging Mode. I tried doing the the recovery install as well but wind up with the same exact error.

    I have access to a Win 98 machine if that will help any. One idea I had was trying a linux live cd such as Knoppix or if there is one available a Windows live cd. Is this a viable solution? I've never tried doing something like that before, boot up off the live cd, copy the dll from a floppy and replace it in the windows directory. Is that possible?

    I am running Win XP Pro SP2.

    Thanks for any help
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Make a bootable CD with the help of this stuff and burn that shdocvw.dll on it as well (or a bootable floppy that can WRITE to NTFS)
  3. Akkuma

    Akkuma TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How does that help me when I have to pay the guy in order to get access to the bootable cd? I've actually tried the NTFS4DOS, but it refuses to go onto the floppy telling me it is not bootable. The rest of them are all floppy based and on top of this provides me with nothing different that my xp boot cd already provides and which can't help.

    If I am missing what you mean I apologize.
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    If you can't boot and write/copy to NTFS, I think a $4.- donation is very cheap for what you will be getting, look at all the other goodies, that you WILL need sooner or later! The rest of the stuff on that website is free.
    Or you can go the knoppix way (no idea how that works though).
    You can also try this one:

    If you can boot, then click on Start/Run and type in sfc /scannow and click OK and keep your XP-CD handy.
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