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post #1 of 26
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So I was gonna shut off the computer and I get this Blue Screen where it says Check That Your Hardware is correctly inserted etc .. (been getting these quite often the last weeks when shutting off my computer). So I turn it off and when I turn it on again an hour later to do my homework I get this message:

The image NETAPI32.dll is possibly corrupt. The header checksum does not match the computed checksum.

I figure this is a graphic card problem or am I wrong?

Any help would be really really appreciated (I give a lot of rep )

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 26
try this page http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;326687

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post #3 of 26
Nope not graphics card ..

The library file netapi32.dll, is used by windows and applications running on your computer when working with a Window based network. If netapi32.dll is unavailable, windows may not function correctly.

source http://www.auditmypc.com/process/netapi32.asp
    
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post #4 of 26
NETAPI32 is your networking, not video.

Did you upgrade NIC card drivers or install a new card?
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i would suggest replacing the file and see if it was corrupt. You could find it on your windows disk, or you could download it off the internet

this site seems to offer it for a free download: http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dl...shtml?netapi32

(edit) The .dll file is just in \\windows\\system32 if you need to know where to put it. I would backup yours just in case before trying this.
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post #6 of 26
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no i installed nothing new.. ok Im kind of a noob at all these "terms". So atleast its not graphic card. Do I put in my Windows XP CD when I boot or what ?? How do I replace the file.. ?
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post #7 of 26
Can you boot into SafeMode?

SafeMode should, if it's a NIC (network interface card) card driver that's causing the issue do a reboot into SafeMode (without Networking) and see if you can repair it from there.

If you can get into SafeMode what I would do is this, open your network settings (Start, Settings, Control Panel, Network Connections) and note your current settings (if you don't know them already) such as IP, DNS and WINS if specified. Remove the connection from the comput.

Then right click over My Computer, goto Manage and then Device Manager. Find the NIC card listing under Network Adapters and right-click, remove.

This will remove the hardware driver as well the connection drivers. Reboot and let it re-detect the NIC and setup once again which should re-install the proper drivers including NETAPI.

If your on a modem and dial-up do the same steps except remove the Modem from Device Manager instead of a NIC network card.

Note however this will disconnect you from the internet and until you re-install the drivers and network settings you may not be able to get online. DO THIS ONLY if you understand what your doing.. As well, check this quote from my mate Highly-Annoyed in another thread with similar issues.. If you can get into SafeMode this can help as well..

Quote:
Originally Posted by Highly-Annoyed
Boot into safe mode. Insert your OS CD. Go: Start > Run > and then type "sfc /scannow" without quotation marks. Wait for the program to complete it's scan and fix. Then reboot into "normal" mode.
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post #8 of 26
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Alright, thanks a lot Ill try that now..
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post #9 of 26
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Alright safe mode (without networking) didnt work and I ge the same error.. any ideas ?

EDIT: Can I boot with my Windows XP cd?
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post #10 of 26
You could boot with the Windows CD and run a repair. To run a repair, you act as if you are going to do a fresh install. The screen after you push F8 to accept the EULA, you push R to repair Windows. This usually fixes all corrupted files, in my expierence.

After running a repair, I like to run a DeFrag...

EDIT: Do not run the recovery console... It's useless, IMO.
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