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Windows not loading after boot time defrag.... help please.

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Thanks in advance for any help:wave:
- I ran a boot time defrag with with disk keeper lite 7 free version and I believe I accidentally set it to consolidate directories or something to that effect accidentally.
- Logged into windows successfully, but was getting Internet Explorer error and net zero error (unable to get on to pathetic dial up or the web) and c: documents and settings not found etc.
- Restarted system... chkdsk automatically ran and was repairing disk, moving files, directories etc. Here's where the major problem starts.
- System boots, windows screen cycles through the thinking bar then screen goes black for about 20 seconds. The screen then flashes blue for a split second and then the system restarts and repeats this same cycle over and over without successfully logging on to windows. I tried everything I knew to correct the problem (safe mode doesn't work) and I managed to set the sytem not to restart on system failure so I could get an error detail. Unfortunately I do not have a back up of my system that I know of as this was an accident. The error message is as follows:

STOP: c0000221 {Bad Image checksum} The image olesvr32.dll is possibly corrupt. The header checksum does not match the computed checksum.

I hope this isn't the angel of death your system is ruined type of issue. Operating system is XP Pro svc pck 3 by the way. Thanks for any help.
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Can someone help please?? Service pack 3 was installed days before this and was running fine until boot time defrag as explained in my last post. Everything was explained in my first post. Here is the error message again.

STOP: c0000221 {Bad Image checksum} The image olesvr32.dll is possibly corrupt. The header checksum does not match the computed checksum.

Hello dtmusicman, Welcome to TSF! :wave:

Try powering up the computer from a 'cold start', while continually tapping the F8 Key.

Doing this will take you to "The Safe Mode Menu Screen"; select the option "Last Known Good Configuration", and follow the on-screen prompts.

Post back with the outcome.

Kind Regards,
Thank you for your response:wave: I tried this step before my first post and unfortunately it had no effect at all.... the system just continues the same cycle over and over without making it to windows. I'm not sure what to try next. Any suggestions? Thanks
Hi again dtmusicman,

It now looks like you will have to perform a "Repair" of your Windows® XP installation.

(The Windows® XP CD will be required for this procedure.)
(Recovery discs are not recommended with this procedure.)

Please Note: Performing a "Repair Installation" in this manner does not delete any Personal Files, it just 'repairs' the core of the installation.

Restart the computer and as soon as it starts to 'fire up' continually tap the Delete key so that access can be made into the BIOS...once in here, reset the boot order this way...
  • CD/DVD
  • HDD (or IDE0)
  • Floppy/Other device (if you don't have a floppy).
Insert the Windows® XP SP2 CD in the Drive; then, Save and Exit the BIOS.

Reboot the computer; a screen will appear, that says... Boot from CD.... Press any key to Boot from CD...follow the will then progress to a Blue screen and load the basic drivers.

A prompt will appear to press r to enter the Recovery Console...PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS, as another option will come up to allow the option to 'Repair' the installation, and select the partition that needs repairing... please select this option.
Once that's done, it will continue to load; then, it will want to reboot, so just let it!
The computer will then be returned to the previous "Black Screen" saying Press any key to boot from the CD... this time, DON'T...just let it reboot itself and it will then go to the next phase of the 'Repair Installation' where you will need to press F8 to agree to the Licence Agreement.

It is then a matter of following the on-screen prompts, including input of your Product Key, and 'naming' the computer...please ensure that it is the "Original" name that was used and then let Windows® install.

This process will take about 45 minutes...and it will reboot a couple of times, but do not be tempted to hit any key to boot it from the CD, or you'll be back at square one again.

Just be attentive and follow the on-screen prompts.

Let it do its when you finally are at the Windows Desktop, power down the computer and re-enter the BIOS and change the Boot Configuration Order back to its original (default) configuration.

I hope that this cures your woes.

Please report back with the success or failure of the ‘Repair’.

Kind Regards,
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Thank you... I will definitely give this a try!!
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