You say you can't boot to the XP cd either even though it's set to boot from the
cd first? Even if you were able to get into the recovery console, you would have
to enable the recovery console access to all drives in the local security policy
if you have the pro version. As for home, you'll have to do that in the
registry, but that's a moot point now. If you can go to www.systernals.com and
download a copy of erd commander. It's gonna cost you though. Other than that,
I'd suggest doing a reformat and reinstall XP assuming you got the computer
complete with the XP disc and key.
Right now my issue is that I cant get the computer to boot up at all.
Setting the boot order with the cd rom first, the computer boots up to the
same blue screen.
The dell computer came with XP installed. It belongs to a customer of mine.
She said she might have opened an email about a week ago and she thinks that
is when the problem began.
I have been able to boot using a boot disk but at the c prompt, it cannot
detect the drive (im figuring its probably NTFS and my disk wont read
that..... sound like im on the right track?)
Two Knowledge Base Articles which may help you get to the Recovery Console.
Obtaining Windows XP Setup Boot Disks
HOW TO: Install and Use the Recovery Console in Windows XP
The following Knowledge Base Article deals with replacing a damaged file
"Bad Image Checksum" Error When You Upgrade to Windows XP
You do not tell us what went before the problem occurred. Was your Windows
XP an upgrade from an earlier version of Windows or a new installation of
Some of the procedures described in these Articles are quite involved.
Article 307654 points out in the Summary "This method is recommended only if
you are an advanced user".
Hope this helps.
Stourport, Worcs, England
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> Greetings everyone,
> This is a new one for me, I hope someone has already delt with it (with
> Dell computer, with XP Home.
> Windows will not boot up. Upon startup, the computer goes to the XP
> screen then the blue window with the following:
> STOP: C0000221 (Bad Image Checksum)
> The image wininet.dll is possibly corrupt. The header checksumdoes not
> the computed checksum.
> The computer will not boot into safe mode either. I tried all options.
> Suggestions before I try formatting would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks all