"Bad Image" message Peppering within My Windows 10 Pro

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  1. Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18362)
       #1

    "Bad Image" message Peppering within My Windows 10 Pro


    Greetings:

    I have taken pride in keeping my computer (ASUS 2-in-1 Q504UAK Intel i5 2.5GHz 16GB) up-to-date with the latest updates. Currently I am running Windows 10 Pro (v1903 Build 18362.356) this is a touchscreen notebook.

    For quite sometime now I ahve been getting these "Bad Image" message popups peppered onto my desktop. I have researched both here within this forum and through Google and I have not yet found a definitive way to permanently stop these error (?) messages coming onto my screen. It seems no matter what software I decide to run at the time the "Insert Filename Here" - Bad Image popup seems to display randomly upon my screen.

    How can I permanently stop this from happening? Please. Do I need to reinstall windows?
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  2. Posts : 35,407
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, this may be specific to your Adobe software, rather than a Win 10 issue.
    If so I would refer you to Adobe forums.

    E.g.
    [SOLVED] AdobeGCClient.exe System Error - Spiceworks
    says
    Had the same issue with several users. "Resolved it" by renaming the AdobeGCClient.exe in ProgramFiles(x86)\Common Files\Adobe\AdobeGCClient to .old instead.

    Not exactly a solution, but that file is just an Adobe "Security" file that checks to make sure users don't have illegal copies of Adobe products.
    - not the same original error, but a useful commentary on AdobeGCClient.exe

    More general explanation:
    FIX: “(Application Name).exe – Bad Image” is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error - Appuals.com

    dpapi.dll is part of the OS.

    Is it present on your PC?

    Please run
    SFC /SCANNOW
    from an admin command or Powershell prompt and post the summary result.

    This suggests completely uninstalling and reinstalling your Adobe product and how to do it
    Solved: AdobeGCClient.exe - Bad Image - Adobe Support Community
    - but is unresolved.
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  3. Posts : 25,024
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    Sawuwaya said:
    ...Please. Do I need to reinstall windows?
    No, but it does appear your system may have become corrupted somehow.


    Run SFC /SCANNOW

    If that finds corruption it cannot repair use DISM with it's RestoreHealth option. You should then restart and use SFC again. See these tutorials.

    Run SFC Command in Windows 10

    Use DISM to Repair Windows 10 Image
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  4. Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18362)
    Thread Starter
       #4

    dalchina said:
    dpapi.dll is part of the OS.
    Is it present on your PC?
    Yes. This file is on my PC ...

    - - - Updated - - -

    OK.
    I have run SFC /SCANNOW under a PowerShell window and it stopped at 76%...
    I have also run SFC /SCANNOW under a reboot command prompt and it completed with no errors at 100%.
    But the "Bad Image" errors still pop up.
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  5. Posts : 25,024
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #5

    Your DISM command failed because you need to put a space before each / to separate each of the options. It read what you typed as just one very long option (that it did not recognise).
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  6. Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18362)
    Thread Starter
       #6

    As you can see in my screenshot I ran the Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth command and it stopped short at 72.5% completion with an Error: 4448 code. The WOF driver found corruption within the compressed file's resource table.

    The DISM Log file follows. Since I am not a programmer I can make some sense out of it but not by much...

    What do I do now?

    Do I rerun the DISM command? Ok, fine.
    But with what paramiters?

    Do I need to redownload the newest ISO from Microsoft Download? Ok.
    I did using Internet Download Manager v6.35 and I have a new copy of the latest Windows 10 ISO v1903 update. (If I do need it I have it...just in case.)

    - - - Updated - - -

    Well I re-ran the DISM command with the following paramiters:
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:D:\sources\install.wim:1 /limitaccess

    Replacing the red letters with the appropriate path to my install.wim file.

    The issue was still an Error Code of 4448.

    Since I used an internet download managr that downloads the file I want to retrieve from whatever site in segments (IE - IDM downloaded the ISO in 4 segments and reassembles them into one file once the download is complete) could the reassembly of the ISO be corrupt? I would not think so because I can mount and execute (mount) the ISO with a Virtual CloneDrive (ISO mounter). Also, I never had issues with mounting and installing from Virtual CloneDrive in the past from an ISO.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Well I re-ran the DISM command with the following paramiters:
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:D:\sources\install.wim:1 /limitaccess

    Replacing the red letters with the appropriate path to my install.wim file.

    The issue was still an Error Code of 4448.

    Since I used an internet download managr that downloads the file I want to retrieve from whatever site in segments (IE - IDM downloaded the ISO in 4 segments and reassembles them into one file once the download is complete) could the reassembly of the ISO be corrupt? I would not think so because I can mount and execute (mount) the ISO with a Virtual CloneDrive (ISO mounter). Also, I never had issues with mounting and installing from Virtual CloneDrive in the past from an ISO.
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  7. Posts : 35,407
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #7

    I've never heard of anyone to date using a 3rd party downloader to get a MS iso - although I could imagine that happening in places with very poor internet connections. I would also wonder from which site you obtained it.

    You should use the MS media creation tool to get the latest iso - and the appropriate one- for your PC.
    iso builds are occasionally updated within a major build- this one is almost right up to date now.
    E.g. (or search for MS media creation tool for your local site)
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/soft...load/windows10

    There is a 3rd party tool used to obtain Win 10 builds including older builds:
    Heido iso downloader.

    First do some basic checks as something is clearly wrong:

    HD Tune (portable): Health and Error scan tabs:
    Download Portable HD Tune 2.55

    If ok, run
    chkdsk c: /scan
    from an admin command or Powershell prompt

    then if ok:
    use the iso to try to repair your installation by in-place upgrade repair first check your disk and file system for corruption.

    Log in, rt click and Mount the iso, then open the new drive and run setup.exe
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  8. Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18362)
    Thread Starter
       #8

    dalchina said:
    I've never heard of anyone to date using a 3rd party downloader to get a MS iso - although I could imagine that happening in places with very poor internet connections. I would also wonder from which site you obtained it...
    I have a couple of computers that I have to take care of so when I need to do a fresh reinstallation of Windows I like to use the offline ISOs. I spoof my User-Agent ID for my web browser and goto the actual Microsoft Download page and instead of seeing the download button for the media creation tool I see the option of selecting which version of Windows 10 I want to have as an ISO. Once I choose the May 2018 Update I choose the 64-bit and then MS Download page gives me the link to download the ISO instead of creating a usb drive. I then use RUFUS and create my own bootable USB or flashdrive bootable unit.
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  9. Posts : 35,407
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #9

    Please proceed from 'First do some...'
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  10. Posts : 1,604
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110
       #10

    Have you experienced any Windows update failures? You do have corrupted files.......
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