troubleshooting Question

SQL 2000 - sqlagent.exe bad image

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Hi there,

I am currently getting an pop-up window every time I restart the SQL server Agent for SQL server 2000. The pop-up image says

"the application or dll c:\program files\microsoft sql server\mssql\binn\sqlatxss.dll is not a valid windows image. Please check against your installation disk". I tired looking online for answers and I was not able to find any solution for this problem. The weird part is, that once I hit OK on the pop-up window, the error goes away and the agent starts without a problem. The agent runs jobs just fine and to me works properly. The SQL server currently runs on Windows 2000 server with all the latest patches and SQL Server SP4.

The system also has Symantec Anti-virus protection, I dont know but could this be a spyware. I tired copying that dll from another working SQL server with the same version and I started to get different errors so I didnt mess with it and replaced it with the old dll.

Appericiate if someone can help
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