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User32.Dll file corrupt in Windows XP

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A User32.dll file in Windows XP operating system is an important file that stores information related to graphic elements. The file is used at the time of booting of Windows and if corrupted, does not allow the system to boot. Few main causes for User32.dll file corruption are damaged program files, device driver issues, virus infection, registry damage, improper memory allocation, and human errors.

In most of User32.dll file damage cases, you encounter a STOP error message that appears at the time of booting of Windows XP operating system. This error message makes Windows based-hard drive data inaccessible. The problem can be easily surmounted by restoring the data from an updated backup. But, if you do not have any backup file, then you need to use advanced Hard Drive Recovery Software.

The above scenario can be explained with the below error message:

“STOP: 0xc0000221. Bad image check sum, the image user32.dll is possibly corrupt. The header check sum does not match the computed check sum.”

This error message occurs when User32.dll gets damaged. The user is neither able to view the previously saved data nor store new data post the occurrence of the above error message.


The resolution for the above error message is replacement of corrupt User32.dll file:

1.Reboot your computer after inserting the Windows XP CD-ROM.

2.To start the Recovery Console, press 'R' on the 'Welcome to Setup' screen.

3.In case of multi-boot, choose the required Windows XP installation.

4.Type the administrative password in case you are prompted to do so. Press Enter.

5.Type the below command at the command prompt and then press Enter:

cd windows\system32

6.Next, type the below command to rename the User32.dll file and press Enter:

ren user32.dll user32.bak

7.The new copy of the User32.dll needs to copied in System32 folder. To do so, you need to type:

expand cd-rom:\i386\user32.dl_ c:\windows\system32

8.Restart your system after exiting from the command prompt.

In most cases, the error message does not pop up after you restart your system. However, if it does, then you need to format your system. While formatting allows you to restart your system and store new data, it also deletes the previously saved data from your hard drive. To recover that deleted data, you need to use an effective Hard Drive Recovery Software. Such Hard Drive Recovery solutions can be downloaded directly from the Internet.

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is an outstanding tool that recovers lost, missing and formatted data from FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, VFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 file systems based hard drive partitions. The Hard Drive Recovery utility supports Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, and 2000.

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