"shim.dll not a valid windows image" error
Posted on 2003-03-08
i'm running win2k professional. when i was trying to install a program
by double-clicking an .exe file, i got the following error:
"Could not initialize installation.(CRC)"
and i got the following pop-up warning (i have to mention that i get this warning everytime i boot into my win2k prof; it's not the case that i only got this warning when i was trying to install that program):
"The application or DLL D:\WINNT\System32\shim.dll is not a valid Windows
image. Please check this against your installation diskette."
i found a file "shim.dl_" in my win2k installation CD and tried to delete
the shim.dll file on my harddisk and then copy shim.dl_ to my harddisk
and rename it to shim.dll. but it failed coz it seems the file shim.dll
is a protected file. i deleted it successfully but it appeared again...
so what's going on? how can i fix this problem so that i can successfully
install my program?
Thanks a lot in advance