Why Windows 8 Bad Image Error Occurs?
  • Scan and Repair your System Files
  • Scan for Viruses & Malware
  • Restore the Windows Aero Theme
  • Repair Microsoft Office Installation

Scan and Repair your System Files

The operating system files can be corrupt/ damaged. This is the most common reason for getting Windows 8 Image Error. Here are the steps to scan and repair your operating system files:

  • You need to insert Windows 8 installation DVD ROM first. It is required as the program copies corrupt/ damaged files from the installation media to your hard disk.
  • Click on the Start button.
  • Start Screen shall appear.
  • Move and focus your cursor on right hand side Search box.
  • Type Command Prompt in the Search box.
  • Click Apps icon.
  • Right click Command Prompt from the Search Results.
  • Click the Run as Administrator icon on the bottom.

  • Type the following command and press ENTER: sfc /scannow
  • Wait till the process of scanning and repairing system files is finished.
  • Type EXIT and press ENTER to exit.

Scan for Viruses & Malware

Viruses and malware can cause Windows 8 Bad Image error. Firstly, make sure that you have an up-to-date antivirus program. Then scan all the drives on your hard disk, removable drives including CD/ DVD ROM, USB Flash Drive, SD Card, and so on. Refer your Antivirus Manual for more detailed information.

Restore the Windows Aero Theme

Some users started to encounter Windows 8 Bad Image Error after they have downloaded and installed themes from third party websites. It is possible that the themes they have downloaded are either malfunctioning or not supporting properly. Restoring Windows Aero theme can fix the problem easily.

  • Click on the Start button.
  • The Start Screen shall appear.
  • Click and focus on the right hand side Search box.
  • Type Control Panel in the Search box.
  • Click the Apps icon.
  • Click Control Panel from the Search Results.
  • Control Panel shall open.
  • Scroll it down and click on More Settings option.
  • Click Appearance and Personalization | Personalization.
  • Click to apply the Windows Aero theme.
  • Alternatively, follow the steps given below to set Windows Aero them:
  • Press Windows Key + R.
  • Type C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\aero.theme in the Open box.
  • Press ENTER or click OK.
epaired/ reinstalled.

Repair Microsoft Office Installation

For those who receive Windows 8 Bad Image Error while working with Microsoft Office applications do the steps given below:

  • Close all the instances of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Open Control Panel as mentioned in the Steps 1-8 under Restore the Windows Aero Theme.
  • Click Programs | Uninstall a Program.
  • Right click Microsoft Office from the list of installed programs.
  • Select the Uninstall option.
  • The setup wizard shall open. Wait till it is loaded.
  • Select the Repair/ Reinstall Microsoft Office option.
  • Click Next.
  • Please be patience till Microsoft Office is being repaired/ reinstalled.