Recently I had the misfortune of a DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE blue screen which is now causing problems with several programs. I recovered from that shutdown to a few errors among which is:
This error also comes up when watching YouTube videos. It has also been preventing me from launching tf2, which fails with no warnings.
Another (related?) error comes up when viewing pictures:
"There was a problem starting C:\Pro...\Windows Photo viewer\PhotoViewer.dll
PhotoViewer.dll is not a valid Win32 application"
I have tried verifying system files using "sfc /scannow" but have not been able to fix the problem. I have tried running the command directly form windows 7 as well as from the windows 7 installation disk; both complete and return:
I have also tried using system restore both inside windows as well as with the installation disk, but both fail before the restart. I suspect this may also be one of the affected programs.
It seems to me that some of my system files are corrupted and need to be replaced. sfc is not able to replace them and system restore is failing. What other options do I have? I'd prefer not to re-install, but at this point I'm thinking I might have to.