Checksum Failure?

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ulysses55

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Hi All,
I get this message as win98 boots up.

"Checksum Failure"
"This executable is corrupt! Please obtain a new copy"

RUNDLL32 caused a divide error in module CD_CLINT.DLL at 0167:10020818.

Can somebody tell me why this is happening and how to fix it?

Thanks in Advance!!

Uly
 
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I can tell you what a checksum is, but not how to solve it, unfortunately.

Basically, a checksum is just an extra byte sent with the rest of a signal in the wires of the computer with the answer to a sum to check whether it's been sent correctly.

For instance, if you wanted to send the numbers 1, 2 and 3 down a wire, an extra signal with the number 6 would also be sent. If the numbers 1, 2 and 3 were sent correctly, they would add up to 6 and the processor will say "That's okay, let me have the next lot!" However, if something went wrong, and a 1, 2 and 2 were sent, the total would not be equal to the checksum, and the computer would ask for it again.

It'll be a lot more complicated than that, but that's about the gist of it. By the looks of the error, you're CD_CLIENT.dll file has gotten corrupted, the checksum isn't totalling up and so the error comes up.

I don't really know if this will solve it or not (but it's worth a try!). If you go to "Start > Find > Files and Folders" and search for CD_Client.dll. If you find it, rename it to something else (to "CD_Client_bak.dll, say). Then, go on to your Window's CD, Find the original file (use the "Find" function again) and copy it over to the same directory where the corrupt version is.

Good luck!
 
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From what I can tell CD_CLINT.DLL is spyware and is most likely the cause of your problem.
You will need to post a Hijack this Log in the security thread and someone there will help you.

Hijack This can be downloaded from this link.
http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/

Have a read through the security forums for an idea on how it works.

EvileYe.
 
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Duh ! I was too slow once again ! Thats the same page I looked at Jedi Master ;)

EvileYe.
 
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I got it wrong? Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...... ! :D

Still, if the file is corrupted it shouldn't be doing anything too nasty. It'll be a matter of aesthetics rather than of pressing urgency.
 
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