stop c:c000007b {bad image}

By jntpayne
May 10, 2007
  1. Hello,

    This pc will not boot. It gets to: "stop c:c000007b {bad image}" "The application or DLL \??\c:\windows\system32\winsrv.dll is not a valid windows image. Pleaser check this against your installation disk."
    The system then reboots. No safe mode either. Any ideas out there?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Bad or corrupted hard drive, or sometimes bad memory or bad video graphics card or driver. Run Windows in R or Repair mode, or reinstall.
    Download a drive fitness test from the web site of the drive manufacturer. If it is good, you have an 80 percent chance a reformat will fix the problem.
  3. jntpayne

    jntpayne TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you

    Thank you for your quick reply. I will try this. I will post again after results.
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