Monday, June 20, 2011


Fix Error 0x0 aka Windows Bad Image

The following article will explain you how to solve the Error Code 0x0 aka Windows-bad image. This error may occur everytime you turn on your Windows 7 PC.

Each time you will be forced to start your Windows 7 in to start-up repair which obviously can not repair the problem. Even reversing your Windows 7 PC to factory image or running various Antivirus will not fix Error Code 0x0 aka Windows Bad Image.

Solution: Do you remember making any changes on your computer? If you are sure that the problem started to occur once you made some changes to your Windows 7 PC, it is advised to try a system restore. But since you are not able to log into your Windows, i guess System Restore wont work in Error Code 0x0 aka Windows-bad image case.

So, lets see the other possible solutions for Error Code 0x0 aka Windows-bad image case.

Method 1:

Run the check disc (CHKDSK) command from WINRE [Windows Recovery Environment].

Note: Performing this operation could cause loss of data on your computer; it is recommended that you backup all the important data on the computer prior to performing this operation.

  • 1. Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer using the computer's power button.
  • 2. Do one of the following:

• If your computer has a single operating system installed, press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts. You need to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you need to try again by waiting until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shutting down and restarting your computer.

• If your computer has more than one operating system, use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system you want to repair, and then press and hold F8.

  • 3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Repair your computer, and then press Enter. (If Repair your computer isn't listed as an option, then your computer doesn't include preinstalled recovery options, or your network administrator has turned them off.)
  • 4. Select a keyboard layout, and then click Next.
  • 5. On the System Recovery Options menu, click on Command Prompt.

Access the link below to know more the System Recovery Options:

  • 6. At the Command Prompt, type chkdsk DriveLetter: /p /r

where DriveLetter is C in your case.

The Chkdsk program checks the hard drive for errors and repairs any error it finds. Chkdsk takes at least twenty minutes, an hour or more is also possible.

  • 7. After the Chkdsk program is finished, type exit, then press Enter to restart the computer.

Method 2:

If the issue still persists, run SFC Scan and check if it resolves the issue. Use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to determine which file is causing the issue, and then replace the file. To do this, follow these steps:

  • 1. Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
  • 2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:

sfc /scannow

The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.

More Information about SFC scan can be found in this document:

Hope the above mentioned methods will help you resolve and fix Error Code 0x0 aka Windows-bad image.


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August 16, 2017 at 6:48 PM delete

I have done sfc/scannow
After verification result shows "windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation"
Now what should i do?