not a valid windows image"

Posted on 2006-04-03
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
When trying to install security update or run certain programs I get a
warning that a file is "not a valid windows image"

When I try to open my HP Image zone software, I receive this message:
"Hpqthb08.exe –  bad image:  Application or Dll
C:\Windows\\framework\v1.1.4322\msvcr71.dll is not a
valid windows image. Please check this against your installation"

After clicking the "ok" button on this warning, I get another warning:

".net framework initialization error
C:\Windows\\framework\v1.1.4322\mscowrks.dll could not be

This second warning comes up when trying to do both things.  Any
suggestions on how to fix this?  Dell was no help.
Question by:mrl1021
    LVL 47

    Accepted Solution

    That sounds like the file concerned is corrupt.

    Remove and reinstall the net framework.
    LVL 7

    Assisted Solution

    Hpqthb08.exe –  bad image:  Application or Dll
    this is HP related problem you must contact HP tech support

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