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How to fix nvinitx.dll error under win8

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  • After install a 64bit version Windows Developer Preview on win 7 (64bit), following error occurs:

    xxx.exe – Bad Image

    C:\windows\system32\nvinitx.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error.

     

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 5:21 AM

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  • grammerlao,

    Can you provide me with me details on how you installed Windows Developer Preview on Windows 7?

    Are you receiving the error message inside of Windows Developer Preview or inside of Windows 7?

    If inside of Windows Developer Preview then have you tried a refresh of the Operating System?

    Thanks,


    Chris
    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 5:27 PM
  • nvinitx sounds like a nVIDIA driver DLL. So updte the driver of your GPU.
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 8:47 PM
  • thank you Chris,

    Former OS: Windows 7, 64bit home edition.
    After WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English-Developer.iso was downloaded and extracted on C:

    (since I didn't have a blank DVD9 media to hold such large an iso image), I ran 'setup'.

    - Restart PC.
    A warning message box prompts-up on black screen:
    (caption) LogonUI.exe – Bad Image
    (X warning mark)[ C:\windows\system32\nvinitx.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it 
    contains an error.
    Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system 
    administrator or the software vendor for support. ]

    - Press 'Enter' key, since mouse cursor is not shown, then
    Similar warning message box prompts-up with different caption:
    (caption) dwm.exe – Bad Image
    (description is same as above)

    - Keep pressing 'Enter' key for quite a few times,
    The first appeared warning message box comes out repeatedly:
    (caption) LogonUI.exe – Bad Image
    (description is same as above)

    - Finally a graphic screen with a road leading to rocky maintain appeared.

    - Mouse is activated.

    - Hold left mouse key to move graphic screen to the sky, green login screen is there.
      'Windows Developer Preview' is shown at the bottom of screen.

    - Input password and press 'submit'
    Similar warning message box prompts-up:
    (caption) userinit.exe – Bad Image
    (description is same as above)

    - Press 'Enter' key, or 'OK' button by mouse,
    Similar warning message box prompts-up:
    (caption) explorer.exe – Bad Image
    (description is same as above)

    - Finally 'Start' screen appears: green base background, a lot of quick links overflowed the 
    screen.

    - After that, similar warning message box prompts-up whenever run an application. Or,
    (caption) RunDLL
    (description) [ There was a problem starting NVCPL.DLL
     NVCPL.DLL is not a valid Win32 application]

    - Some application, such as ‘Task Manager’, even aborts after starting. 

     


    • Edited by grammerlao Wednesday, September 28, 2011 4:41 PM
    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 3:35 PM
  • thank you Andre.Ziegler,

    I am trying but not solved yet.
    Control Panel shortcut (icon with a gear image)

    Windows Update
    Restart your PC to finish installing updates
    'Restart Now'
    Configuring Windows updates
    ............

    Problem is still there

    Control Panel -> More Settings -> Traditional Control Panel screen appears
    -> Hardware and Sound -> 'NVIDIA Control Panel', its icon is blank and error message box prompts-
    up after clicking:
    (caption) Explorer.EXE
    (X warning mark)[ The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.


    So try
    Control Panel -> More Settings -> Traditional Control Panel screen appears
    -> Devices and Printers -> Device Manager, warning message box prompts-up after clicking:
    (caption) mmc.exe – Bad Image
    (X warning mark)[ C:\windows\system32\nvinitx.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it 
    contains an error.
    ............ ]
    But still Device Manager started.
    Under Display adapters, there are two items:
      ----- Inter(R) HD Graphics Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.2)
      ----- NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
    - Press the second one (NVIDIA):
    - 'General' tab (default), 'Device status' says, 'This device is working properly'
    - Click 'Events' tab, two timestamps seem generated when installing Preview:
      ----- Driver service added (BasicDisplay)
      ----- Device installed (display .inf) 
    - Click 'Driver' tab,
      ----- Provider:  NVIDIA
      ----- Date:      3/17/2011
      ----- Version:   8.17.12.7045

    - Click 'Update Driver', select 'Search automatically for updated driver software',
      ----- Searching..., updating..., error:
    (app title) Update Driver Software - Microsoft Basic Display Adapter
    (app message) [ Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device
    Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to finish 
    it.
    Microsoft Basic Display Adapter
    This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for the

    device. (code 31)
    If you know the manufacturer for your device, you can visit its website and check the support

    section for driver software. ]
    at the same time, warning message box prompts-up:
    (caption) RunDLL
    (description) [ There was a problem starting NVCPL.DLL
     NVCPL.DLL is not a valid Win32 application

    - Select 'General' tab (default), 'Device status' changed to, 'This device is not working properly

    because Windows cannot load the drivers required for the device. (Code 31)' ]


    • Edited by grammerlao Wednesday, September 28, 2011 8:14 PM
    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 5:56 PM
  • Bad image means that you used a DLL from a 32Bit Windows on a 64Bit Windows.

    Was this driver for your GT 525M installed by Windows or have you installed the driver?


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 9:13 PM
  • thank you Andre.Ziegler,

    It's an on-phone customized Dell XPS L502X, all hardware,  Windows 7 home premium and drivers were pre-installed when I purchased it from Dell.

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 1:36 AM
  • try this driver:

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-280.26-whql-driver.html


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 12:12 PM