Error in Vista platform while running any program

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I’m using Vista platform and about two days ago I started getting this error every time I tried to run a program, except for MSWord and Windows Messenger.

C:WindowsSystem32Version.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error.

I cannot even install an Anti-Virus Programs which many forums I read suggest, because I get the error message right before the Setup Wizard starts. I am totally lost and would greatly appreciate any help.

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Error in Vista platform while running any program

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So you cannot run any other programs on your computer apart MS Word and Windows Live Messenger? Well that seems to a problem with the operating system. Some important registry entries that are required to support the applications that you use on your computer may be missing or might have been corrupted by an action that you performed  on your computer.

Since you are saying that you need to install an antivirus then it seems that you did not have one already installed, and thus a virus may have invaded your computer and corrupted the vista program files, which are crucial for the running of the applications and therefore you might need to reinstall the operating system afresh.

But before you reinstall, I will suggest that you run the system restore utility and see if it may be able to remove the issues that you are having with your computer.

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Error in Vista platform while running any program

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If that happens whenever you start any program, there’s no way you can install an antivirus. That happens maybe because the “version.dll” file located in “C:\WINDOWS\system32” is corrupt. To try fixing this, use the System File Checker utility. Click “Start”, “All Programs”, “Accessories” then right-click “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator” to launch an elevated command prompt.

In the command prompt window, type without quotes “sfc /scannow” then hit Enter. When you are prompted to insert the setup CD, insert your Windows setup CD or DVD on your optical drive and continue. Wait until it is complete. The System File Checker utility scans your computer’s protected system files for incorrect versions and replaces them with correct ones.

When it is finished, close the command prompt and restart the computer. See if this works.

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