keshav yo
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Bad image error

Hello I have a dell N5110 and I am using windows 7 home basic operating system. The problem is that I have installed a game and when I try to run the game I keep getting this error:

wsock32.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original inatallation media or contact your system administratot or the software vendor for support.

How can I fix this problem?please help me.

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RE: Bad image error

Hi,

Thank you for writing to us!

Kindly follow the instruction provided in the link below :

support.microsoft.com/.../298436

Also private message the service tag and email address.

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keshav yo
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RE: Bad image error

I tried to type sfc in Run but when I press enter nothing happens

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RE: Bad image error

KESHAV YO ,

Click the link below for information on resolving the wsock.dll error on your windows 7 OS.

Experiencing wsock32.dll error on windows operating system and now looking for some working method that can help you to quickly resolve wsock32 not found error on your system. Most of the times this error is caused on windows computer because of corrupt or damaged files.
Experiencing wsock32.dll error on windows operating system and now looking for some working method that can help you to quickly resolve wsock32 not found error on your system. Most of the times this error is caused on windows computer because of corrupt or damaged files.
Experiencing wsock32.dll error on windows operating system and now looking for some working method that can help you to quickly resolve wsock32 not found error on your system. Most of the times this error is caused on windows computer because of corrupt or damaged files.

How to Fix wsock32.dll error on your Windows PC

Try out the things mentioned below if you want to resolve this error quickly and easily on your windows machine.

Replacing wsock32.dll file Manually on PC

The very first thing that you can do in order to solve wsock32 error on your windows pc is through replacing the corrupted/damaged file with updated one. In order to do so, follow the steps shared below:

First of all you will need to download wsock32.dll file from the web and save that particular file on your PC.

Now navigate to C:\ windows\system32

Look for wsock32.dll file located in system 32 folder.

Now you will need to rename this file to something like backupwsock32.dll.

After doing the above step, copy the downloaded dll file and paste into system32 folder. Once done, move to next step.

Now go to start, click on run and type “CMD” and hit Enter.

Once command prompt is opened, type regsvr32 wsock32.dll and Hit Enter button.

That’s it you are done, now restart your computer and after that you will find your issue to be fixed.

Updating Windows

Sometimes these dll errors are caused due to the reason that your Windows Operating system installed on your PC is not installing latest windows updates. New Windows patches and updates can help you run your computer smoothly and causes less PC errors. In order to update windows. follow these steps”

First of all go to start, then all programs and click on windows update option.

After that follow on screen instructions wizard and then restart your computer.

Repairing Damaged/Corrupted Windows Registry Files

In most of the PC error cases, it is found that a lot of windows users face these errors due to reason that windows registry files on their PC are either corrupted or damaged which creates a lot of problem and not helping your PC to run programs smoothly. You can try out free registry cleaner tools for repairing windows registry files.

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keshav yo
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RE: Bad image error

Jesse L There is nothing when I click on that link.

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keshav yo
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RE: Bad image error

Jesse L where can I get a good wsock32.dll on the web?

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Bad image error

What game, sounds like its not compatible with 64 Bit Windows?

Dr Philip Yip
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keshav yo
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RE: Bad image error

Fifa 13. I had previously played that game before I sent my laptop for reparation.

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RE: Bad image error

KESHAV YO,

I edited the post and updated the information from the site.

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keshav yo
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RE: Bad image error

I have tried replacing the file and typed regsvr32 wsock32.dll in CMD but it either says that the file is not compatible with 32-bit or 64-bit regsvr32.exe or it says check whether it is a dll file

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