A ‘standby.exe : Bad image’ error

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I am getting an error from last few days.

It displays ‘standby.exe : Bad image’, something like that.

Please help me to figure out the problem.

Thanks in advance.

Best Answer by Peter franklin
Answered By 0 points N/A #90505

A ‘standby.exe : Bad image’ error


Hi Jennina,

This event may occur if your Winspool.drv file is corrupted. Here's a quick solution for your query. Go to Start then click Run, type this %Windir%system32, and then proceed Okay. Now right click the Winspool.drv file, and then Rename it. Type winspool.drv.old then Enter. Done and restart your machine.

Also do take note that %Windir% represents the path of the Windows system folder. Most of the time, C:Windows is the path of the Windows system folder.

Hope it helps.


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Answered By 0 points N/A #90506

A ‘standby.exe : Bad image’ error



This could occur if you winspool.drv file is corrupt you can solve this issue by restoring your windows if you have made a restore point.

If you haven't the you should use your windows DVD to repair your system. In order to do this follow the steps:

1. Insert your CD and then go into your BIOS and select boot from CD or DVD 

2. Once you have booted from CD in the install menu select repair. And wait for the process to complete.

3. After it is completed your system will reboot and your problem should be solved.

I hope you find the solution.


Peter franklin

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A ‘standby.exe : Bad image’ error


Though I haven’t actually encountered the Bad Image error in Windows yet, I got curious on what causes it and how to fix it. But apparently, it appears that the issue is probably caused internally or from within Microsoft Windows. The root of the problem is not really clear as to what component is causing it but they guess the problem is among the protected system files.

Your first option on fixing it if you encounter this issue is to run SFC or System File Checker. The System File Checker scans all protected system files on your computer and replaces any incorrect versions with the correct Microsoft versions. To try this, click Start, Run, type without quotes “cmd” then hit Enter. In the command prompt window, type without quotes “sfc /scannow” then hit Enter.

Wait until the scan is finished then try starting the program again that encountered the error. If this doesn’t fix the problem, perform a full system scan on your computer using your antivirus. Make sure your antivirus is updated. Make a separate scan for the System Volume Information folder in case this folder is excluded in your antivirus from getting scanned.

The folder is located in the root of the drive. If you don’t see it, double-click My Computer, click Tools, and then select Folder Options. Select View tab. Scroll down a little bit then select “Show hidden files and folders” and uncheck “Hide protected operating system files” then click OK. If the problem with Bad Image is still not fixed after the scan, try cleaning your Windows registry.

Download and install PC Tools Performance Toolkit. Once installed, use it to clean your registry. You can find the registry cleaner in the Performance tab.

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