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JANA SHEEDER asked on December 21, 2012. Status: Answered & Closed.

odbcint.dll is not a valid windows image

» My laptop crashed just now and not able to boot with the following message: application or dll C:\windows\system32\odbcint.dll is not a valid windows image, then something else is displayed and it re-starts. I think it maybe virus/malware based issue. Thanks for your time and help in advance


Best Answer

» Your machine has been hit by the Trojon WINMM.dll. odbcint.dll contains functions for the ODBC database query standard.

You may have other problems, but you need to get it running first. When you get going, you should probably expand your malicious software detection applications to include some other things. I would like to add Hit Malware to your antimalware, it can deal with Trojan:Win32/Startpage.MP.

If the c:\windows\system32\odbcint.dll file is corrupted, you will obviously see a message like this: The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\odbcint.dll is not a valid Windows image.

There will be events in the Event Viewer Application log. The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( ODBC ) cannot be found. See Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: Failed to load resource DLL odbcint.dll.

After run s full antivirus scan, try DLL Suite, and fix all the dll related errors. Your problem will be surely removed!

GUENTHER SIMONITSCH replied on December 22, 2012


All Answers:

  1. SHERI SMITH replied on December 23, 2012: » You might like the Hiren's since it has a Windows desktop. With Hiren's, there is no Administrator password, you can browse your entire HDD, copy files off to a USB device, and still replace your odbcint.dll file using the explorer type interface with which you are already familiar. Browse to, rename, copy, paste, etc. You already know how to do all that.

  2. DIONYSIOS STITHOS replied on December 25, 2012: » Run a chkdsk /r and try copying the .dll, you will find out that file isnt in the dllcache by using mini xp, there was not odbcint.dll in the dll cache folder. Go for downloading this file. Your laptop will be restored.

  3. TRISTAN NELSON replied on December 26, 2012: » I believe you have a virus. The problem will be cleaning the infected hard disk. You will need an os that will boot from CD, network or USB key that understands the file system and can run a virus scanner and edit the registry to manually clean after the virus is identified. Or move the hard disk into another machine as a secondary disk.

    You will have to pay a fortune as this work is time consuming. Ask for a backup to be made to dvd first so when you cut your losses and do a clean install. The quickest fix may be an over the top install, boot to safe mode and run stinger, update everything, use the powerful antimalware to scan for nasties.

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