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[Solved] HLINK.DLL is not a valid Windows image

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Godzilha82, Jan 8, 2003.

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  1. Godzilha82

    Godzilha82 Thread Starter

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    I am not able to use my system restore function. I'm running XP home and when I try to access system restore from the control panel I get the following message:

    "The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\System32\HLINK.DLL is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette."

    How do I check this against my installation diskette?

    Thanks!!

    Godzilha82:confused:
     
  2. Dan O

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    Extract a new copy of Hlink.dll

    Save any open files, and close all running programs.
    Click Start, point to Find, and then click Files or Folders.
    In the Named box, type hlink.dll. In the Look in box, make sure that drive C is selected. Click Find Now.
    If the Hlink.dll file is found, right-click it, and then click Rename. Rename the file from Hlink.dll to Hlink.old.
    Insert the Microsoft Office XP compact disc 1 into the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
    Click Start, click Run.
    In the Open box, type the following if you are running Microsoft Windows 98:

    extract drive:\IE5\En\IE_S1.cab IE_1.cab /L c:\windows\desktop

    If you are using Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or Microsoft Windows 2000, type the following:

    extract drive:\IE5\En\IENT_S1.cab IENT_1.cab /L c:\windows\desktop

    NOTE: drive is the drive letter of the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and windows is the folder that contains Windows.
     
  3. Godzilha82

    Godzilha82 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your help, DanO. However, I'm still getting an error message. This time for a different file - plugin.ocx - But, when I hit ok to get out of the error message, System Restore does start, so at least its working. But, I couldn't find plugin.ocx on the installation disk. Any more ideas?

    Thanks again!

    Trevor
     
  4. Mosaic1

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    If you do a search on the installation disk for a compressed file, the last letter of the file name will be _

    plugin.ocx becomes plugin.oc_
     
  5. Godzilha82

    Godzilha82 Thread Starter

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    Thanks, everybody! Now all my problems are solved! Easier and quicker than MS tech support, I might ad! Many thanks!

    Godzilha82:D
     
  6. Dan O

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    That's great news, thanks for sharing it and the nice feedback.
     
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