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``Jordan

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#1 12 years ago

Hey,

I've been playing Halo for like almost a year now but when I got my PC back from getting fixed, I keep getting this error when start up. Basically my screen just freezes at the title screen where is just says "Halo" and then my whole computer freezes. I did it over and over again until I heard a noise and quickly pressed TAB + ALT and found that I got an error message when starting Halo. It said something about "(forgot name sorry).dll is not working" or something like that. Ill try and get the exact message or a screenie of what I get.

The only way I can acually play Halo is through Safe Mode :(.

So could someone please help! Thanks

Anyways, after heaps of attempts, I finally got the error message that appears behind the Halo Title Screen when it freezes. Heres what I got in the error message:

"halo.exe - bad image" The application of DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\msxml4.dll is not a valid windows image. please check against your installation diskette.

Can someone please help me to resolve this problem?

Many Thanks.

~Jordan




Sunray

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#2 12 years ago

Ahh... You may not want to hear this, but re-enstalling the operating system MAY be in order. Not necessarily, but maybe. Have you tried reinstallation of Halo? Always a good option.




y0umebednow

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#3 12 years ago

i agree with spartan... try re-installing Halo first and if that doesnt work my friend. all i can say is im sorry =( i guess save all your saved files and re install your system.




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#4 12 years ago

*Agrees with above*

Try reinstalling the game first. Failing that, then back up all the data you absolutely need to CDs or a USB hard drive or something, and reinstall Windows.




Sunray

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#5 12 years ago

Well now i've had my opinion given the go ahead by more worthy people than myself... How did it go? Any luck?




``Jordan

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#6 12 years ago

Oh crap.... :bawl:

Seriously, re-installing Windows is not an option. I don't have enough USB's to cover almost 30gb of Music, valuable files and other important things. This is a shared computer and my sisters won't be happy. Oh, and I have tried re-installing Halo, many times. Sorry guys, I guess this is the end....

Of playing Halo that is.... :uhm:

I hope it still works with Battlefield 2, which I can start playing again when I go back and pick it up from my old house.

Anyways, thanks guys, I'm glad to see these forums are actualy helpful and even the mods have the time to post here, thanks :cya:

I'm going to go now, probably gonna play on Safe Mode lol :uhm:

Laters.

~Jordan




Sunray

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#7 12 years ago

Its not the only way. It depends your knowledge of PC hardware. Here is a way you can transfer files of 30 gig or more, but as I say, it depends on your PC knowledge. What you can do is: 1) borrow a hard drive from a friend, or buy/borrow a 30 gig hard drive 2) place it in your computer as a slave drive. 3) transfer ALL your files except the WINDOWS folder to the new hard drive 4) remove the slave drive 5) re-install the operating system 6) transfer the files back to the master drive 7) give back the slave drive If you don't understand any of this, give me a PM or say and I'll be happy to explain it.




343guiltymc

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#8 12 years ago

whats wrong with safe mode?You can still play, just not very good graohics.




Sunray

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#9 12 years ago

Its just an alternative.




``Jordan

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#10 12 years ago

I understand by what you mean Spartan. My friend has a portable hard-drive I could borrow but it's really not necessary. I mean, It is only safe mode, I'm ok with the graphics but I can't talk to anyone or see the chat box :bawl: But, I don't think my sisters would be happy with re-installing Windows and stuff. It really isn't needed...

I'll probably get a new computer in a few years, hopefully with Windows Vista installed so I can play Halo 2 PC :D But until then, I can just hold on and play in Safe Mode or/ play Battlefield 2 (if it works).

Spartan thanks a lot for your help, I hope you get promoted to Forum mod one day :naughty:

Anyways, there is ONE thing you can do to help me from now. Is there anyway to make it so that when I play Halo it automatically goes into Safe Mode (I normally have to make it freeze and restart my computer a few times to get prompted to play in Safe Mode)?. If you can help me with that, it will be much appreciated!

Thanks for now!

~Jordan




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