Hello all. If anyone can help me, I would appreciate it.
As of last night, I am not able to view any pictures on my computer. I open any folder I have pictures in. I can see the thumbnails all fine. When I double-click, or right-click or just in general try to view any pictures, I receive this error message:
Error loading C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoViewer.dll
C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoViewer.dll is not a valid Win32 application.
I have no idea how this came about, or how to fix it. I've tried rebooting from the install dvd, but the only way to repair according to that was to restore the entire computer.
Ive tried to restore to an earlier point, but the issue remains.
Ive done various command prompts and reboots, such as:
and I ran that as an administrator. It said:
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.
Does anyone have any info on how to fix this?
FYI, I am running Vista Home Premium 64bit, Service Pack 2
Searching in my comp, I have found two different folders for which there is a Windows Photo Gallery folder:
C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery <--- this is the one producing the error
C:\Program Files (X86)\Windows Photo Gallery
If I open the x86 version of Windows Photo Gallery, I have no issues. But then, I've never used the program itself to view pictures. Vista just opens the picture directly. I cannot get my system to make this alt. version the default when right-clicking or double-clicking.