Invalid Windows Image

Discussion in 'Windows XP New Users' started by DJ, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. DJ

    DJ Guest

    Hi, I'm new at this. But I would very much apprieciate
    help. My problem is that Windows freezes before any screen
    comes up and I get the message "The application or DLL
    C:\WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/KBDUS.DLL is not a valid Windows
    Image. Please check this against your installation
    diskette". Then I hit the enter key and it continues
    coming up.

    What is the KBDUS.DLL device? My system is a Presario
    6473SA, Pentium 4, 2.4GHz which was purchase 5/16/03. I'm
    getting ready to load QuickBooks and I want everything to
    be running ok before loading any other software.

    I'll be waiting for a response.

    Thank you.
    DJ, Jul 5, 2004
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  2. Hi,

    That is a keyboard driver, and you should expand a new copy to replace it.
    Start/run msconfig, click on "expand file" (general tab)

    File to expand: kbdus.dl
    From: X:\I386
    To: C:\Windows\system32

    Where X is whatever letter is assigned your CD drive (you need your WinXP CD
    for this), change it accordingly. If your system was preinstalled, you may
    find this instead on the hard drive under C:\Windows\I386. If so, change the
    "from" line accordingly. This assumes a default installation to C:\Windows.
    If your installation is in a different folder, such as C:\Winnt, change the
    "To" path accordingly. Reboot when finished.

    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

    Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone

    Windows help -
    Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers, Jul 5, 2004
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