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samcli.dll bad image and not designed errors

May 28, 2014

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Something you have to know about samcli.dll

samcli.dll, with description Security Accounts Manager client, is located in directories C:\Windows\System32 or C:\Windows\SysWOW64. The Security Accounts Manager (SamSs) service is a protected subsystem that manages user and group account information. After being started up, this Security Accounts Manager service gets ready to accept requests from other services.

For a better understanding of samcli.dll, I would like to explain the Security Accounts Manager (SAM). SAM is a database file used to stores users' passwords in Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. This service aims to authenticate local and remote users. Cryptographic measures are employed to prevent forbidden users to gain access to the system via Active Directory.

The SYSKEY function was introduced tin Windows NT 4.0 so as to prevent the SAM database from being cracked by offline software. When SYSKEY is enabled, it partially encrypt the password hash values for all local accounts stored in the on-disk copy of the SAM file, so that the SAM are encrypted with a key. SAM can be enabled by the syskey.

The SAM service is dependent on Remote Procedure Call (RPC), DCOM Server Process Launcher and RPC Endpoint Mapper. And samcli.dll module supports Distributed Transaction Coordinator, KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator, Server, Computer Browser and HomeGroup Listener; these services may not start correctly if SAM is disabled. SAM is pre-installed and started automatically. The Security Accounts Manager service is registered using the Local System account.

Error messages of samcli.dll

  1. Samcli.dll is missing.
  2. The program can't start because samcli.dill is missing.
  3. When going to install Silverlight, get an error message C:\Windows\system32\samcli.dll error message.
  4. Bad Image C:\windows\system32\samcli.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support.
  5. GLB7EE2.tmp - Bad Image related to C:\windows\system32\samcli.dll

Your windows crashed and restarted, then frozen. After trying several startup repairs and finally loaded into windows normally, the situation is getting worse: zonealarm is broken and doesn't work, when you uninstall or install a program, you get a bad image error message related to C:\windows\system32\samcli.dll and then numerous errors pop up related to this dll.

Or when you try to watch a video, use Netflix, you get a C:\Windows\system32\samcli.dll error message. What's worse, followed by the samcli.dll error message, there is another one like the procedure entry point SAMCLI Net User Get Local Groups could not be located in the dynamic link library NETAPI32.dll. After running SFC, you have Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them error message.

Causes of samcli.dll errors

This error can be result of improper installation of an application, such as Silverlight, even if you try to uninstall Silverlight and reinstall it using Revo Uninstaller Pro thereafter, you are still getting the same error message, just because the related registry entries have been corrupted and need to be repaired for the normal use of samcli.dll. You would resort to DLL TOOL for help.

There are many libraries like samcli.dll in the operating system. The dlls are usually shared and opened for one process or application. Each shared library has a special extension; the most common are .DLL (dynamic linking library), .OCX (ActiveX), .SYS (system file or driver), .BPL (Borland package library), .DRV (general hardware driver). Shared libraries can carry application resources executed in the memory of the operating system and they return only results back to the calling application or process. This kind of resources may include bitmaps, icons, stored external application's data, pictures or maps in case of games. The dlls are able to carry executable codes, such as functions and methods, which can be called out of the library. This ability of the libraries is possibly misused by viruses after entering into the library.

As the integral part of the operating systems, system files can be developed either by Microsoft or by a third-party company for Microsoft. They are often preinstalled and located in the system directories under Windows directory. System files can operate for the inner system functionality, provide external API (application programming interface), or provide free functions for third-party applications. System files should be regularly maintained by the operating system.

The system files are normally protected against malicious opening by some online controls; and as a user, you are not supposed to open them directly in the same as clicking the daily applications, although there should be access right stored on the OS level, or the core of the operating system enables the usage of functions included in the file. If you want to know details of a specific system file, you can look for the description about its most functions from MSDN pages, or just on this website you are accessing.

How to fix samcli.dll errors?

You may have failed to recover the samcli.dll file by clean boot, sfc /scannow and system restore, then you can make sure of the fact that there is something wrong with your Security Accounts Manager so that you can't install or uninstall anything properly now.

As we have already understood that samcli.dll errors are widely associated with other dll files and system application, it is extremely difficult to exactly diagnose the source manually by a computer expert, not to mention an average computer user. Therefore, we recommend you a professional and unique dll error fixer DLL TOOL for you. This repair tool has the ability to scan your system for malfunctions and provide auto solutions to fixing them. No matter whether it is .dll file missing, .exe high CPU / memory usage, or a .sys blue screen of death (BSOD).

Furthermore, the registry cleanup feature has been added to this software. From their years' experience of troubleshooting the dll errors, the expert team of DLL TOOL has realized the root cause of system file issue lies in the registry entries pertaining to the faulty dll file. It is a must to repair the registry for successfully fixing the samcli.dll errors.