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Blue Screen with Stop code C0000221 IEFRAME.DLL is corrupt

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by arcaderat100, Jul 8, 2011.

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  1. arcaderat100

    arcaderat100 Thread Starter

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    I am running Windows XP Professional.

    My computer was working fine yesterday, but today, when I boot it up, it just kept going in a restart loop. I went to the Windows XP advanced options menu and disabled automatic restart after system failure. Then I saw the blue screen with the following:

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

    I have tried the following so far:

    -Booting into safe mode (doesn't work. It will just go in a restart loop again.)
    -I tried to do a repair install with the Windows XP CD, but apparently, the setup didn't detect the old operating system. It just led me to the "select partition" screen.
    -Tried to boot with last known good configuration, but that didn't work either. Just went into a restart loop.

    I want to use recovery console, but I don't know what to do with the recovery console. Any advice? Thanks everyone!
     
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  4. Mark1956

    Mark1956 Malware Specialist

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    Boot the PC and using the F8 key get to the Advanced Boot Options menu. Select Command Prompt and you can follow this guide to use System Restore. Take it back to the nearest System Restore point before the problem started.

    1. At the Command Prompt, type C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter.
    2. Follow the instructions given to perform the System Restore process.
    The corrupt file IEFRAME.dll is part of Internet Explorer and is quite likely to have been infected for this error to have occured.

    You could also try this.

    1.Boot from the XP disc and select "R" when asked to go into the Recovery Console.
    2.Select the windows installation system you want to repair and hit Enter.You will then be asked for the administrator password. You will then reach the command prompt, type the following and then press Enter.
    fixmbr
    3.The fixmbr utility will write a master boot record to the hard drive that you're currently using to boot into Windows XP. This will repair any corruption or damage that the master boot record may have.
    4.Take out the Windows XP CD, type exit and then press Enter to restart your PC.
    Assuming that a corrupt master boot record was your only issue, Windows XP should now start normally.


    If these routines fail then your quickest route would be to format and reinstall XP. If you have any files you wish to save you could hook the hard drive up to another PC and copy the files you need. Be aware that some of the files might be infected.
     
  5. arcaderat100

    arcaderat100 Thread Starter

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    Ok, I tried to boot into safe mode with command prompt, but it's no use. It will just go in a restart loop again. And I can't do anything listed on the pcsupport.about.com website by the first poster because I can't enter the GUI part of windows. I don't want to reinstall windows.any other suggestions?
     
  6. Mark1956

    Mark1956 Malware Specialist

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    So what happened when you tried my second suggestion booting from the XP disc?

    If you use the second option to get to the Command Prompt you can also try the command that I gave in the first solution to use System Restore. Make quite certain you copy the command exactly as it is typed, any error and it won't work.
     
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