Oops: Photoshop suddenly fails to open in Windows 8. Guidance please.

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opening photoshop fails (previously working Ok). Now 'Photoshop.exe bad image' with error report '\system32\DDRAW.dll either not designed to run on Windows or contains an error. Error status 0xc00012f.'
Reinstalling Photoshop does not resolve this problem. (on Daughter's laptop running Windows 8 and Photoshop under education licence, rather than my machine or account.)
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Your OS install is corrupt. That could be due to a bad disk, or malware.

You are going to have to reinstall the OS to fix the OS.