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Computer Buggered!! program.exe is not a valid win32 application

Question: Computer Buggered!! program.exe is not a valid win32 application

Hi experts,
I have a serious problem with my friends computer, so bad in fact that I cannot run hijack this without getting the error hijackthis.exe is not a valid win32 application, even my search engines are hikacked so I can't search for any help or answers. Can someone help to at least get hijack this running.

Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Computer Buggered!! program.exe is not a valid win32 application

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My family computer is a desktop PC running Windows Vista with McAfee. I make sure to run all updates ASAP. My updates are current through yesterday. When I tried to update my computer this morning, the updates failed with an unknown error. "Error(s) found: code 80070103 Windows Update encountered an unknown error"

This morning, I turned on the computer to find that McAfee has been disabled, Windows Defender has been disabled, and that I cannot turn them back on. Additionally, I cannot run any programs. Invariably, I get the response "program.exe is not a valid Win32 application" regardless of whether I run the program from the C drive or a USB.

Neither Internet Explorer nor Firefox are working; I can only access the internet by opening windows explorer and typing an address into the address bar in that window.

I have tried running McAfee in safe mode, but get the same message. I tried the "repair computer" function when I boot the computer, but it insists that I have another drive attached (though I have unplugged the camera, flash drvie, external hard drive)... There is nothing attached (except for the keyboard and mouse). I have tried restoring my computer to a previous restore point only to be told by the computer that there are no restore points.

I started Googling and thought that it may be the Bagle virus because of the "is not a valid Win32 application" but found none of the files listed on the Removing Bagle Infections page... Read more

Answer:Program.exe is not a valid Win32 application

Hello, Psychedea

Step 1:
Let's see if one of these online scanners can remove enough for you to then run our tools.

Using BitDefender Online Scan

TrendMicro HouseCall

Step 2:
Make sure that you transfer the tools to the instructed directories given in the R & R Me FIRST
Both SAS & MBAM should be saved to C:\Downloads.. then installed to C:\Program Files
Once installed, open each application and update their definitions databases before running a "Quick scan".

Step 3:
Then re-name MGTools.exe to MGTools.com and see if it will run.

Step 4:
Attach these logs to your reply -
bdscan.txt
TM Housecall results
MGLogs.zip
SASlog.txt
mbamlog.txt

Make sure you tell me if you had any problems running this procedure and give a description of how things are working now!

dr.m
 

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I'm troubleshooting a Windows XP (SP2) eMachine (with a fresh OS install on a new hard drive - no original eMachine software remains on the system) and I've never encountered such a persistent problem: certain applications (Fruit Loops, Adobe Acrobat Reader, among others) run fine after installation, but after a reboot they will not run. Their shortcuts, as well as the actual program executables, lose their original icons and are mysteriously changed to the generic window icon (the one Windows will use for a file type is doesn't recognize.) When I try to run these programs, using the desktop shortcut OR the actual executable, I get the error dialog box: "This program is not a valid Win32 application." This happens to several applications, while others (Pro Tools, Acid) remain unaffected and can be executed w/o any problem.
*Note: this computer is not connected to the Internet, so it is unlikely that this is some type of virus.

What could be causing this? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:program not a valid Win32 application

Some how your files are getting corrupted and with out being there to see what is going on I don't know how to help you Sorry
 

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Im running windows XP and i just recently got this problem.

when ever i goto open something on my desktop I get an error saying exploror is not a valid win32 application or c://program files/blah.exe is not a valid win32 application

bascilly i cannot open any programs besides the internet.


HELP ASAP!
 

Answer:program.exe is not a valid win32 application error

Have you run an up to date virus checker? I ask because the SirCam virus can modify the .exe file association in the registry.
 

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Hi I have been having problems lately with System Restore, Magnify, and WordPad (the only ones i have noticed so far) that when I start them they give me an error stating they're "not valid win32 application(s)". I was able to fix my system restore by opening command and doing a 'SFC /SCANNOW' scan. I was wondering if there is anythig else I can type in command to hopefully fix the other two programs? Or are there any other solutions to this problem?
 

Answer:'program.exe' is not a valid win32 application error

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hello,

i was downloading a update for my nero burning rom and when it finished it i rebooted and then i started get this message what did i do?
 

Answer:c program files ahead nero.exe not a valid win32 application

closing duplicate, see this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/t71301/sdde3682abf88800139bdc718a2e5d35c.html
 

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hello,

i was downloading a update for my nero burning rom and when it finished it i rebooted and then i started get this message what did i do?
 

Answer:c program files ahead nero.exe not a valid win32 application

did the update install???

Best bet would be to uninstall nero using add remove programs and then reinstall
 

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Please help if you can!After my son used my computer I noticed two problems which scare me and indicate (I think) a virus problem. First: after typing a Google query, I click onto the desired link and find myself redirected to other search engines which also performed the same search I had just requested from Google.Second: I downloaded the free Ad-awareAE program onto my desktop, but when I clicked on the icon to install it, i got the message "AD-Aware.exe is not a valid Win32 application"Based on some internet searches I made, it seems these are symptoms of virus activity and I am petrified to do any online banking. I was able to download Avest Antivirus and found 4 trojan viruses on my pc. It eliminated them but the two problems still persist. Please help! Thank you, thank you, thank you!{EDIT Moved from XP to Am I Infected~~~boopme}

Answer:"program.exe is not a valid Win32 application" & google search hijack

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The... Read more

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I need to install eclipse classic by Monday. I installed it about a month ago with no problems but didnt use it for a while.

On Friday I clicked on its icon and it wasnt working, I wish id taken note of what it said but I think it was something to do with not being able to access a file.

Its probably worth mentioning that you cant actually uninstall eclipse. Theres no uninstall option so you have to search for eclipse and then just delete all the files you get.

I downloaded it from the website(http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/) again. It comes in a zip file. I unzipped it and I was pretty sure that it looked different already. The eclipse.exe file had the eclipse icon as its image the first time I tried to install it (or atleast im pretty sure it did) and now its that white square with a blue frame thing (looks kinda like a 2D oven). I click on it. It asks me if I want to extract all or run. I have taken both options and they both lead to the same conclusion; a message saying "blah/blah/blah/elipse.exe" is not a valid win32 application.

I have tried to deal with it in the following ways:
I downloaded the windows 64 bit version. This led to the same result.
I searched for eclipse and deleted everything that came up. Then I downloaded it again and repeated the process. This led to the same result.
I scanned for virusess with spybot, norton and avast and got none.
I defragmented the disk on the advice of the internet.
I found this page http://support.mozilla.com/... Read more

Answer:elipse.exe is not a valid win32 application. WIN32 is a CUTN(quite urgent).

oh ya I should also mention that I have no problem running other files. In particular I have no problems with executable files that Ive downloaded from the internet

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OK, this is admittedly a strange one...

I have used an old (probably a 16-bit) application as my time synchronizer this I've used for quite some time. Its name is TimeRC, and is a great synchronizer as it tracks moon phases along with the time (from selectable, multiple potential time servers). After a fatal software crash a couple of weeks ago, I'm in the process of recovery. Attempts to manually launch the EXE, result in a launch-time error stating that the ap is not compatible with my Windows 7 Pro (SP1). Note that I'm running on the same level of Windows that I was using prior to the crash/re-install. I have inhibited compatibility checking (Group Policy adjustment) only to incur the Win32 error.

I've been through the litany of utilities (registry) to correct this situation, and I KNOW that this ap runs just fine on Windows 7 (from pre-crash days). I am at my wits end trying to avoid this situation. I suspect that there is a registry setting difference (now versus pre-crash) about which I'm ignorant, so I'm open to any, and all suggestions.

To use an alternative time synchronizer is not an option...I'm anal about how my system looks, feels, and performs!! I've even tried running in XP mode (virtual machine) to no palatable result. Note that I don't have access to the program's source code, otherwise I could recompile!

There's got to be something that I'm missing.

Color me frustrated,
Randy Reist (Lairbear)

Answer:Avoiding '<application name> is not a valid Win32 application' error.

Have you just tried removing the program and install again.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop...t/TimeRC.shtml

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My computer is not letting me download any programs. I tried downloading an anti virus program a couple times and the "not a valid Win32 application" popped up. I believe my computer is infected with some sort of virus. If any one could help me if would be appreciated!

-Bri
 

Answer:"not a valid Win32 application" computer is running on windows vista. Please help!!

bump
 

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When I download a program an click to install it a box pops up saying the download I am trying to install is not a valid Win32 application.
 

Answer:not a valid win32 application

john lame said:



not a valid Win32 applicationClick to expand...

Is an error code indicating either the file or the program you are attempting to run is missing or corrupt.

 

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Recently installed DVD drive. It will play and upload audio CD's and play DVD video's ok but got error message when I tried
to install a new Microsoft Excel 2010 program dvd I have bought from a shop (i.e authentic original not a copy !)
No idea what to do - anyone help ?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2600+, x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1023 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X (Microsoft Corporation), 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 194466 MB, Free - 163310 MB;
Motherboard: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD, MS-6734
Antivirus: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

Answer:D;\ is not a valid Win32 application

what is the exact error?
 

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my star wars battlefront 2 game has been working fine until earlier. I was getting an error in the game. SO i uninstalled and tried reinstalling, but when i mount the image nothing happens. So i double click the launchbf2.exe and i get this error. Well my whole system needed to be reloaded anyway, other problems, so i just reloaded a fresh windows. I still get that message on both the mounted image and the burnt DVD. Why does this happen and how do i fix it.

I did not install and uninstall anything new before this happened.

Answer:not a valid win32 application??????

I Get this error while try to burn an xp disc on xp sp2. so I boot back to my winxp sp1 partition, then I can burn it.

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Hello,
 
My PC with Win 7 64 bits is giving his message along with others for some other software. I starting to think this is a hardware problem as I have changed various parts inumerous times. The HDD I changed about 3-4 times.
 
Well, in order to sort a software problem: does anyone know how to fix the following message: 

is not a valid Win32 application. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800700C1)?
It displays whenever I try to launch Babylon Builder, but it has happened to other pieces of software before.
 
Any help will be much appreciated.
 
Thanks,
 
Brejinski

Answer:XXX is not a valid Win32 application.

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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Ok, so i started up my computer, then i noticed that some of my programs were messed...

I got this for window live messanger: msnmsgr.exe is not a valid win32 application

and it ALSO did the same this for firefox.. this never happend before...

I am useing vista home.. and i just bought this computer..

thanks..

Answer:Valid win32 Application

Are you trying to download it from the internet?

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Ive just upgraded my hard disk. Using the same windows xp home operating system. I cant download microsoft framework dotnetfx35setup.exe file. I get the "not a valid win32 application" message. Can someone please tell me what the problem is.
 

Answer:Not a valid win32 application

try a earlier version first , try via windows update not actually doing it yourself

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...cb-4362-4b0d-8edd-aab15c5e04f5&displaylang=en
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000726.htm
 

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I have just recently run into a serious problem with my web browser. I have been unable to download anything of value due to some sort of corruption. I tried to download the free version of Firefox Mozilla and at the end of the download when I tried to run the installation wizard I got the message sys exe is not a valid win 32 application. I then tried download the application to a cd and install it from the disc and I got the message "file is corrupt". I assume that something is wrong with my IE 8 because just before Christmas the laptop started to slow down drastically, and an automatic update for my Norton Internet Security 2006 was unable to download on the first try, and when I was prompted to restart and try again the entire program just disappeared. As a matter of fact, in the dialogue box of any download everything is listed as taking up to as long as 23 hours. Do I have a virus or is there something else sinister going on here?
 

Answer:sys exe not a valid win32 application

sys.exe is malware. Your computer is most likely infected. Therefore, please click on the Report button and kindly ask to be moved to the Malware Removal forum.
 

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AVG anti virus.After download it says avg6459fu_free.exe is not a valid Win32 application and it closes. what exactly causes this?Help! I was removing Norton at the same time and have no virus protection]
XP Home 2004
 

Answer:HELP! not a valid Win32 application

Sounds like you got a corrupted installer, delete it, and download another.
 

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HELP PLEASE!!!
I AM TRYING TO INSTALL A SCREENSAVER, BUT I HAVE ALSO ENCOUNTERED THIS PROBLEM BEFORE. WHEN I TRY AND RUN THE PROGRAM, I GET THE MESSAGE, "EXE. NOT A VALID WIN32 APPLICATION"!
CAN SOMEONE HELP ME? I AM AT MY WITTS END. I CAN FIX IT IF SOMEONE WILL GIVE ME INSTRUCTIONS. ANY ADVICE???
THANKS!!!!!
 

Answer:.exe is not a valid win32 application

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NOT A VALID WIN32 APPLICATION

GETTING ".EXE IS NOT A VALID WIN32 APPLICATION" ATTEMPTING TO INSTALL ANY DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE
ie:
Seagate Discwizard, MaxBlast, Etc.
Windows Vista Ultimate service pack 1 6001


Also if I leave my PC for 30 to 45 mins when I get back there are 50 or more
CALCULATOR Windows up and some times it may be Explorer Windows using Explorer 8.0.6001 18783

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Get message " ------Is not a valid win32 application " Get this message from all my programs and applications.

Issue is solved,thank you all.

Answer:not a valid win32 Application

Hi bergmoser,

If this just started happening, try a system restore back to a point before it happened- if possible - you may also try it from Safe Mode.

System Restore - How to

Safe Mode

Hope it helps

SIW2

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When I download a program an click to install it a box pops up saying the download I am trying to install is not a valid Win32 application. This is a new problem. I have not had any problems downloading in the past. I am running WXP SP3My PC INFO:Operating system----------------Windows XP Home Edition (5.01.2600 Service Pack 3)User privileges---------------AdministratorSystem======Motherboard-----------  SiS-650GXBIOS----)Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PGCPU---              Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz 2656 MHzMemory------512 MB (Bank0/1)512 MB (Bank2/3)Video card----------SiS 650/651/740/661FX/741/760 seriesSound card----------Unimodem Full-Duplex Audio DeviceDrive configuration===================SiS PCI IDE Controller----------------------      Driver: Silicon Integrated System 5.1.2600.5512Primary IDE Channel-------------------      Driver: (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers) 5.1.2600.5512    + WDC WD1600AAJB-00J3A0 (Master / UDMA Mode 6 / 149 GB)Secondary IDE Channel---------------------      Driver: (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers) 5.1.2600.5512    + JLMS XJ-HD166S (Master / UDMA Mode 2 / 0 MB)    + HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4040B (Slave / UDMA Mode 2 / 0 MB)SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller----------------------------------------      Driver: Silicon Integrated Systems 5.1.2600.5512SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller----... Read more

Answer:not a valid Win32 application

Just one program or all programs? Just downloads or any installation .exe or .msi?

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My machine locks up when the screensaver goes on (it's an old one with the two animated guys from Guinness, who go "Drink beer straight from the bottle?! BRILLIANT!" - the screensaver, not the computer). So I restarted it. I've had to do this a few times over the past few days. So today I tried to open Firefox, and it didn't work. I tried to open anything, GOMplayer, Winamp, none of the shortcuts would work, they all came back with an error message saying they're not valid Win32 applications. I tried typing in Firefox.exe into the Run prompt on Task Manager, but that had the same result. Finally, I typed a URL into the run prompt, and it brought up Firefox. I downloaded Avira, but when I tried to install it, the error message popped up that it's not a valid Win32 application.

Interestingly enough, I the path to a JPEG saved on my computer into the Task Manager just like I did with the URL, and it opened right up in Windows Picture And Fax Viewer. Video files bring up WinAmp, and spreadsheets bring up Excel, and yes, these I have all these set as the default programs for these types of files. So programs themselves will run, but I can't start them myself, for some reason. How can I fix this?

Answer:Nothing will run, nothing's a valid Win32 application.

Try a System Restore.

Whether that fixes it or not, read the following and post anew in the Spyware section; http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html to get cleaned out.

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All - trying to get Windows Live Messenger on my daughters PC and keep getting the subject error message.OS is Windows 2000 and running IE 6. Had a good route around in Google but every download I find appears to indicate it will work comes up with the same error message.Any help or directions towards help would be most appreciated. Many thanks in advance.

Answer:MSN not a valid Win32 application

click here

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We have a new computer that came with Vista 64bit. We have Word 03 docs that we can't open and receive this error message: .doc is not a valid win32 application. What can we do to fix this so we can access our old documents? We have some of the same problems when trying to access files from the net that may be in Word format. Thanks for your help

Answer:.doc is not a valid win32 application

.doc ISNT a win32 application. its a file extension. try installing the office compatibility pack available from the office website. it allows you to open older documents in the newer version of office.

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i tried to open some attachments (.doc) and it says '....horseMikeLisa.doc is not a valid Win32 application'. i have tried going 'open with' and i have tried reinstalling windows but nothing has worked? any suggestions?

Answer:.DOC is not a valid Win32 application.......

i can go into word (2007) and open them after i have saved them but i cant just open them directly from my email, what gives?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1500MHz, x86 Family 6 Model 9 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 511 Mb
Graphics Card: MOBILITY RADEON 9200, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 38146 MB, Free - 19704 MB;
Motherboard: COMPAL, 0860
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

The error message '.exe is not a valid win32 application' keeps popping up when ever I try to run a download for example like itunes or when I try to download windows components. I do not have any service packs or compression clients as it won't allow me either. I have recently had it's hard drive wiped due to hard drive corruption. I think it may be that I may have missing components but I am not sure which.
 

Answer:.exe is not a valid win32 application

After you do a clean install of Windows XP Professional SP2 and then restart the computer, you need to install the SP3 upgrade and then restart the computer again.

After that's done, go to Windows Update and do a scan. There will over 100 post-SP3 high priority updates waiting to be installed.

Your goal is to get Windows XP completely up-to-date and install any necessary device drivers BEFORE you start installing a bunch of programs and extras in that computer.

-----------------------------------------------------------------

That computer appears to be a very old HP/Compaq laptop with an Intel Pentium M 1.50 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM.

Don't expect it to be fast and snappy.

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Hi guys I need some help trying to figure out whats wrong with my PC. As of now every time I start up I'm getting this dialog pop up box which says " Application cannot be executed. The file divxupdate.exe is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?" I was also getting a pop up ever time I tried to open up certain programs stating something along the lines of blah blah "mhotkey.com is not a valid win32 application" Its preventing me from running housecall as well.


Also when I open up Hijackthis it comes up with a dialog box saying

"For some reason your system denied write access to the hosts file. If you hijacked domains are in this file, HijackThis may NOT be able to fix this
If that happens, you need to edit the file yourself. To do this, click Start, Run Type notepad C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts and press Enter. Find the line(s) HijackThis report and delete them. Save the file as 'hosts.' (with quotes), and reboot. For Vista: simply, exit Hijackthis, right click on the HijacThis icon, choose 'Run as administrator'."

But when I attempt to right click on Hijack This there is not run as administrator option like there usually is for other programs???

I already attempted to use ccleaner and cleaned my registry along with my files even though I probably shouldn't have.

If anyone has any idea please let me know thanks!

Here is the Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan... Read more

Answer:Need Help not a valid win32 application

Hi and welcome to TSF.

I'm afraid HijackThis no longer provides the information we require.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, as far as they possibly can, before posting for assistance.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

If you have problems with any of the steps, simply move on to the next one and make a note of the problem in your reply.

Please note that the Security Forum is always busy, so I would ask for your patience while waiting for a reply - it may take a few days.

This thread will now be closed.

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x:\ is not a valid win32 application (where x is the drive letter).
What causes it and how can i fix it.
 

Answer:x:\ is not a valid win32 application

This will help http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=303395&sd=RMVP
 

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This is my first post so I'm likely to appear stupid. I'm of average computer competence but love the things. Short story is this:

I have an accounting program in which I have data files for each year of my business. These have been successfully backed up for years on CD and now JumpDrive, and stored on the desktop with a shortcut for easy access.

I downloaded and installed SP2. Now when trying to open a file, I get the message C:\XXX\XXX\XXX is not a valid Win32 application. It always was before so what changed?

I cannot back up my current files because that is the name I've always used. The computer doesn't recognize the name as valid so I have no security.

An ancillary problem is that years ago, my adorable husband somehow associated my old data file to be opened with MusicMatch. (We don't even discuss this.) I managed a workaround so that I got the files to open with their program application even though I could never change the icon from MusciMatch. No harm no foul. No longer. Post SP2, the danged thing went back to opening MusicMatch, ignoring my old workaround. Messing with it for hours got it to where I'm now getting the invalid file messagel

Can anyone help me? These files are serious stuff to me.

(See, I do appear stupid. )
 

Answer:What Is a Valid Win32 application?

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=331754

eddie
 

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This is my first post so I'm likely to appear stupid. I'm of average computer competence but love the things. Short story is this:

I have an accounting program in which I have data files for each year of my business. These have been successfully backed up for years on CD and now JumpDrive, and stored on the desktop with a shortcut for easy access.

I downloaded and installed SP2. Now when trying to open a file, I get the message C:\XXX\XXX\XXX is not a valid Win32 application. It always was before so what changed?

I cannot back up my current files because that is the name I've always used. The computer doesn't recognize the name as valid so I have no security.

An ancillary problem is that years ago, my adorable husband somehow associated my old data file to be opened with MusicMatch. (We don't even discuss this.) I managed a workaround so that I got the files to open with their program application even though I could never change the icon from MusciMatch. No harm no foul. No longer. Post SP2, the danged thing went back to opening MusicMatch, ignoring my old workaround. Messing with it for hours got it to where I'm now getting the invalid file messagel

Can anyone help me? These files are serious stuff to me.

(See, I do appear stupid. ) Forgot: I'm a Dell 2650 Inspiron, XP, 512 ram.
 

Answer:What Is a Valid Win32 application?

If you could clarify a bit?

"Now when trying to open a file, I get the message C:\XXX\XXX\XXX is not a valid Win32 application"
How are you trying to open this file?
Double clicking on it?
Clicking on a shortcut?
If you use Start > Programs does C:\XXX\XXX\XXX run, or still give the error?
(BTW, this IS your accounting program?)

"I cannot back up my current files because that is the name I've always used. The computer doesn't recognize the name as valid so I have no security. "

What name? Or do you mean C"\xxx\xxx\xxx??
No security? Meaning, no backup??

Re: Your old data file. From Explorer or My Computer, select one of these files, right mouse, open with and with from the list or the browse button, select the program that should be use, select the Always Use and OK your way out.
 

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I installed the game but can not be any open, is not a valid win32 application

Answer:how to fix Not a valid win32 application

run it as administrator in compatibility mode.http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...the link above may help too as we could use more information, thanksSome HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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I get this on Windows XP Pro 64bit SP2 when I try to downlaod a driver on the Biostar website. I have successfully downloaded a few other drivers from their website.

BIOSTAR

I just can't download the LAN driver. Actually, I would rather try to delete the file and try to download it again. But when I try that, it still doesn't do that, it just trys to run, so I assume its still somewhere else.

Answer:Not a valid win32 application

Try clearing your browser cache.

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I can download work files, but when I try to open them, I get this message:c:\users\name\documents\company name\reports\filename.CSV is not a valid WIN32 application

Answer:CSV is not a valid WIN32 application??

Not surprising since that is usually an export file that then needs to be imported to something like Excel.What program is this exported from?

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Hi guys,

I'm in need of some serious help, my computer is acting extremely weird when opening .exe files which it has never done before. Whenever I try to open ANY exe file I've downloaded it tells me the application is not a valid win32 application. Which I don't understand. I've done a virus scan and it found some Trojans and viruses, and I deleted and disinfected and rebooted the computer. I also went into CMD and did a scan that fixed something within the system files after doing a little bit of research on it. It rebooted but still nothing. It gives me the same annoying error. I tried downloading Malwarebytes Anti-Malware but it also gives me the same error as with other setup and exe files. Right now I'm stuck with Microsoft Windows Defender in scanning. I tried downloading from Internet Explorer to see if it was from Google Chrome and still no luck as well. I feel like I'm stuck in a very deep technical error hole. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for the help.

P.S:

There might be some viruses left, because the scan did not finish due to the monitor not responding, so I had to shutdown and reboot. But I'll try again and wipe out any more I find if any.

Answer:...is not a valid win32 Application....

the viruses screwed up your file associations from the sound of it.
Go to the below linked tutorial and use it to ensure you exe file settings are correct.
Default File Type Associations - Restore
(just scroll down to exe)
it does sound like you've done a decent job of removing the malware, so hopefully all you need to do is fix the association.

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A friend gave me this Acer 9420 with XP full of virus and malware to try to save it. I run Malwarebytes with success and removed a rogue antivirus Xp 2008. But the antivirus I tried to install later all gave this error or just don't work. Also Combofix and HJT give the same error. Also tried running CCleaner but no improve. Any suggestion? Thank you in advance.

Answer:Not Valid Win32 Application

Not quite sure what you may have been doing with the tools you mention as both combofix and HJT are tools to be run only under the direction OF a Trained Expert can you kindly rerun run a scan with malawarebytes instruction are here ; update the definitions http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...st&p=959453and let the members see what may be going on and where to try next for you please post the report for examination of interest, has the comp got SP2 installed and what other basic protectionBut the antivirus I tried to install later all gave this error or just don't work.??which one? and , to your knowledge what WAS the installed antivirus program on it ?( I guess it did have one?)

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My dvd/cd player on my laptop just went out,so I bought an external cd-rw for the usb 2.0. everything seems to work fine. It plugged and played like it should and it is listed on my computer as e: drive. I need to install windnows xp pro on this laptop. It has 512 mb ram,which is too slow for vista.When I go to my computer to open e drive, it says e;\ is not a valid windows32 application. What is going on?? This is frustrating!! I also tried rebooting with the cd rom as the first bootable device and it just goes straight to vista bootup like usual.. Help!!!

Answer:E;\ is not a valid win32 application

It sounds like the XP CD may be bad. Also, unless dual-boot, Vista must be removed first before installing XP.

Uninstalling Vista --> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-Windows-Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/919529?p=1

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I am trying to install a program and the setup file won't run. I get a message that says "Setup.exe is not a valid WIn32 application."

I've scanned it and it contains no viruses and I'm not sure why it won't run. Does anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:a non-valid Win32 application

It may be damaged or it's possible that the file is not really "setup.exe" but something else that was accidentally renamed. Where did you get it from? Go back to the source (to the CD, web site, or wherever) and grab it again.
 

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What does this mean.......is not a vaild Win32 application?? When I try to open a file after downloading, such as BearShare, or iTunes...that error box comes up! HELP ME! PLEASE!
 

Answer:Not Valid Win32 Application??

Have a look at this: http://209.85.135.104/search?q=cach...id+Win32+application&hl=en&gl=uk&ct=clnk&cd=1
 

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I was installing XP alongside Win98 as a dual-boot system. Both OS were working fine. I downloaded OpticPro_600p.zip from Driverguide to install my parallel port scanner Plustek OpticPro 4831p. The installation went smoothly and required rebooting. After rebooting I have been unable to run any program - I get the message 'X is not a valid win32 application' including notepad, msconfig etc. When I tried to shut down, it said 'You do not have permission to shut down this computer'. I had set it up as a single user with no log-on screen, with no password, as no-one else uses my computer. Also had system restore turned off!I scanned the OpticPro_600p.zip file with AVG free from my Win98 partition and it was clear.I rebooted XP in safe mode and uninstalled the scanner driver but still have the same problem. I can run some programs in safe mode. Any idea as to how I can retrieve my XP installation?

Answer:not a valid win32 application

This might help; click hereand/orclick here(Specifically the .bat file on that page) "You can download a BAT file (zipped) that will restore all of the "default" associations that XP ships with. It will not restore those file associations created by 3rd party applications. "

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Hi when I want to install my Star Wars Republic Commando game, a message appears:



Can someone help me with the problem?
Thanks a lot.

Answer:Not a valid Win32 application

See if this helps any . . . http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315589

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I did some searching before I posted this problem but I couldn't find a solution that helps.

Everytime I try to install a program be it Itunes, the redistrubution package of the .Net framework, etc. I always get the error "xxxx.exe is not a valid win32 application."

I've read that a virus named Pretty Park could be responsible, yet it doesn't show up in my registry.

I'm utterly confused as to what to do.

Answer:Everything is not a valid Win32 Application

Your issue is caused by one of the following:
1. File is corrupt, bad, or missing.
2. File is not designed for your version of Windows.
3. File is a virus, worm, or other malware file.
4. Hardware incompatibility.


Also look over the First Steps at Removing Malware

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All of a sudden, i opened today my PC and neither Kapsersky nor Zonalarm loaded in start-up. I tried to run these two programs by myself but the same message pop-up: "zlclient.exe is not a valid Win32 appliction" and "avp.exe ...." I tried then some other programs to run, and everything is ok. BUT, every program that is related with viruses, spyware and so DOES NOT RUN!!! So, the same message (valid win32 application) poped up for Spybot S&D and Spyware doctor too! Is it accidentaly that these programs do not run? I don't think so.... I start-up with win98(2nd boot) and run kaspersky from there. It did not find anything. Also, i searched for mysterious loads from msconfig and other start-ups or loads....and found nothing. i have never seen something like that. The classical problems are usually handled the ways i tried, but what is this? It's something that disarms all the defenses i have got (anti-virus or anti-spyware programs). All the protection is out of function!

And guess what...Safe mode is off the game: As soon as it loads the .sys files it restarts by itself!
System restore does nothing at all. It works, but identifies says that nothing has changed.

Oh, and hijackthis also faces the same problem (not valid win32 appl.)!!!

I want to add something i noticed today: The mem-optimizer is also not loading. So, i reach the conclusion that the spyware is sur... Read more

Answer:*.exe is not a valid win32 application

Hello

Download Combofix from any of the links below, but you must rename it before you download it. Save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3





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Double click on Combo-Fix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt along with a HijackThis log so we can continue cleaning the system.

Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall

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Hi, I'm just new to these forums and am having some terrible problems with my computer, so please bear with me and give me some support

Upon downloading an application I found that when I click on the download and select "Run" I get the message "XXX.exe is not a valid Win32 Application" XXX of course being the name of my download, not an actual file name. My antivirus is also somehow missing. This of course also means that I can't download a new antivirus or any program to attempt to fix my computer, so I may have to rely on a completely manual method of repair.

I have also found that when I save an image its download size is 0kb, another major problem =/

Please give me some advice about how to rectify this problem, preferrably one that does not involve resetting to factory defaults as I have misplaced the recovery disks.
Thanks in advance =D

Some information about my computer:
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
Model: Toshiba Equium A210
Processor:AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 (2CPU), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 1918mb RAM
 

Answer:XXX.exe is not a valid Win32 Application

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I'm trying to install my Sims 2 game and when i double click the sims 2 icon to install it it gives me this D:\ not a valid Win32 application. and i had to game installed about a year ago but reformated my comp and never tried installing it again until now and now it just gives me that message when i try to install it again and i dont know what to do, can anyone help?

I'm using Windows XP
2.60 GHz Intel celeron processor
80 GB
512 MB
(i dont know exactly what you would want me to list about the comp!)
 

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Hi everybody.I have came upon a slight problem.I have just recently fixed my brothers computer,and he now has a small problem.He plays a game called Freestyle Street Basketball.He told me he clicked on the game,and it started updating.Well,the update froze,so he went into the task manager and went under processes and ended the process on the update.(Update was running under admin.) Is there anything i can do besides reinstalling it? He told me it takes forever,and he would like to avoid that process. Btw. The program and its files have no viruses.Downloaded from a trusted source,and just checked with webroot.

Answer:Not a valid win32 application

It would be worth the wait to re-install it...then re-boot and grab the update.He can't play it now anyways so the lengyh of time it takes to re-install shouldn't matter anyways.

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 :exclamationI can't seem to install anything from the internet.I use iTunes and was prompted to install version 7 so I click the link and try to install then it says that the file is not a valid Win32 application.I have had no previous trouble installing programs from the internet but now everything I try does not work. Not just iTunes, any program I download and then try to install does not install.I read other places and it suggests that I try and registry cleaner but this has not helped at all.Could anyone please advise me what to do. Other PCs in my house have no problem installing from the internet why can't my PC do the same?!!!Help!!!

Answer:Not a valid Win32 application

You know, the same darned thing happened to me, only it was a .95 GB file. Not my idea of fun. I feel your pain. Just to be absolutely sure, this download won't work?http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite.net/content.info.apple.com/iTunes7/Win/061-2768.20060926.tnwN1/iTunesSetup.exeOur ComputerHope records say that the download may be corrupted during the transfer. If this is happening all the time, and only on your PC, there may be a problem at your end.How do you connect to the internet? (Router, just a modem, etc.)Do you have dial-up, DSL, or cable?It seems like the connection is getting interrupted somewhere.

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"not a valid win32 application" is coming up as an error on my desktop Palm software. The only place I can find support is at http://www.experts-exchange.com/Ope...Q_20941493.html. But they are wanting your credit card # and $9.00 /mo. Could this be a scam type of virus? They are the only ones who seem to have any info. on this problem. Can someone help me please.

Thanks
Davis Rogers Jr.
 

Answer:Can Someone help w/not a valid win32 application

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Hi everyone, recently a Kaspersky AV false positive detected regedit.exe as a trojan and decided to quarantine it. I was able to recover it from quarantine and restore it, but since then I cannot merge ".reg" files with my registry. I get the message that *.reg (where * is the current file im trying to merge) is not a valid win32 application. Is there any way I can fix this? Or restore the original regedit.exe files as opposed to those recovered from quarantine?

Cheers, Matt
 

Answer:Not a valid win32 application?

You might want to do the Read/Run me, might not be a false positive...

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306913/en-us
 

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This is driving me crazy!

For a long time, through several computer upgrades (new machines), if I clicked on a saved htm file, which I created in FrontPage 2002, the file would open in FrontPage and life was good.

Sometime over the first chunk of this year, 2010, something happened to modify this.

When I click on the same files now (in fact, ANY htm file), I get the error message " is not a valid Win32 application." Also, the file type has changed to being a Firefox Document. I'm pretty sure that the type was listed as something else previously.

My guess is that I somehow changed the default (or should be defaults?). I've asked around a bit and followed some simple advice to change this back and none of it has worked. I just want to be able to click on the file and have it open in FrontPage as it did before (...WITHOUT having to always use the "Open with...). And have the type changed back to whatever it was.

I am running XP Pro on a Dell Inspiron that is a little over a year old, that has not given me any problems since I first set it up. I run ESET NOD 32 Antivirus. I'm an intermediate level user, meaning I don't mess around with the registry. That is to say: If a tweak is needed to do what I need to have done that requires hands-on registry work, please give me exact instructions so I don't do irreparable harm.

So what has happened, did I likely do something to cause this, and what's the fix?

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Answer:xxx.htm is not a valid Win32 application

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Hey guys,

Im completly new to this whole thing so i appologise if my question seems a bit dumb!!!

Basically I was having problems with my laptop connecting to networks so took it to a shop to get sorted. The guy there re-installed windows and all was good. Untill now when i am trying to download and install all the programs I lost.

Just tried to do utorrent and when I tried to open the file to install it it comes up saying that it is not a valid win32 application. Googling this it seems that it could be some kind of worm??

Dont really know what to try next? While I was looking for a solution my laptop froze twice and just had to turn it off so dunno if thats part of this prob or not.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:Not a valid win32 application

Hello and welcome to TSF

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please start a new thread in our Virus/Trojan/Spyware forum along with the required logs

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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every time I try to update a programme I get this message, I notice it says IE5, I'm using IE6 if that makes any difference to the error report, any help please?
 

Answer:not a valid Win32 application?

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When i try to install the skype i get the error message "setup.exe is not a valid win32 application."How to solve this?

Answer:not a valid win32 application

Download Free Skype again from here

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pls hlp me
i have a prob on my system; is when try to open C: drive, geting this massage like c:\is not a valid Win32 application

I cannot access the C drive, get the above error message.
pls give me a solution for solve this prob.
tanks in advance...
 

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For some reason, whenever I attempt to click my D:\ drive to use the CD i put into my computer, the message "D:\ is not a valid Win32 Application" comes up and nothing happens. This has never happened before, and I just had a massive overload of viruses, so I'm assuming it has something to do with viruses affecting my computer. And I'm pretty sure its not my CD that has the problem, since I tried another CD and it showed the same error. Does anyone know of a way to run my CD? I only need to run it once (I'm attempting to run the Windows XP CD to completely wipe my computer since its becoming very bad). My computer is an hp intel pentium 4 with 512 mb of ram (yes i know it sucks) with windows SP2EDIT: I found the answer...It seems that both disks were infected. I just tried both of them on another computer and they both did not work. Sorry.

Answer:D:\ is not a valid Win32 Application?

What do you mean the discs were infected ? ?Even if by chance they were this would not be the error message you would recieve...if even you would recieve one...probably not.

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I am new to computers. I don't know how or when I did it but I can't even use my perfect uninstaller. Everything tells me, Not a valid WIN32 application.

Answer:Not a valid WIN32 application

Hello Awfooie and to Bleepingcomputer

Not sure I understand your question/problem. Could you please go into more detail and explain exactly what's going on that is causing this error?

~Blade

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Every time my girlfriends goes to start up a program on her computer not matter what one it is a pop up will say "**** is not a valid win32 application" so what does that mean and is there any solutions to her problem. Thank you for your help.
 

Answer:Not valid win32 application

Go here and try options 2, 4 and 5:
http://en.kioskea.net/faq/1591-exe-is-not-a-valid-win32-application

P.S. Watch for typos in your posts. That 's' on the fourth word could get you into BIG trouble!!!
 

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I have windows 7 64 bit and i dled and installed windows debugging tool from here Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8
i'm aware it's for windows 8 but a thread on this forum directed me to it for windows 7 so.. idk. and i couldn't find w7 versions

after installed, i tried to open a .dmp file from C:\windows\minidump but i got this error



did i install the right one? i'm having such a hard time opening these files just to find how why i've been bsoding so much recently ><

Answer:%1 is not a valid Win32 application.

using the debugger isn't really all that easy.
Just to start from the beginning have you set up the symbol library for it?
Use the Microsoft Symbol Server to obtain debug symbol files

It would probably be easier to just upload a couple of dumps here and let someone with it all set up already do it. As you'll also need to know several of the console commands in the debugger to actually get any useful information out of it.
Also, make sure you are opening a crash dump, and not opening an application with the debugger.

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Hi, whenever i go and install a program it says: win32 is not a valid application, is there any way to fix this without re-installing windows?Thanks

Answer:win32 not valid application

Take a look at this...Not a valid Win32 application

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tried installing a desktop toolbar on my friends comp, xp-pro yadda yadda...but get this pop-up error when trying to run the executable...any ideas?
 

Answer:win32 not a valid application

Is that the actual error? What toolbar? XP Pro (sp1/2?)
 

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Trying to open the command prompt in XP and all I get is "c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe is not a valid win32 application". Need help. Thanks.
 

Answer:cmd.exe not valid win32 application

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My nephew has encountered this message when he has tried to load a couple of games using the dvd player on his machine.Any idea what may be causing it? Thanks to all those looking at this item in the hope of giving an answer, those that dont post a reply rarely get thanks.

Answer:not a valid win32 application

sometimes this is down to corrupt data and corrupt installation files,if your installing from a cd clean the disc then try again,ive had this problem before with the cd not been read correctly,some cd and dvd players are a bit picky with dirty discs,pioneer and lite on spring to mind.

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I recently bought a call of duty2 game and tried to install. Every time I try to open the setup exeucte I get an invalid win32 application message.

Answer:Win32 application not valid

Quote:





Originally Posted by Gayres3206


I recently bought a call of duty2 game and tried to install. Every time I try to open the setup exeucte I get an invalid win32 application message.




Is this a Virus?

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I have been getting this error message on my new computer, and it is mainly when I attempt to run Excel files and the like. Any help?
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:20:41 AM, on 12/8/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP SimplePass 2011\TouchControl.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP SimplePass 2011\BioMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\18.6.0.29\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\PDVD10Serv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Shared files\brs.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch\HPMSGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP On Screen Display\HPOSD.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Users\Colton\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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Answer:Not a valid win32 Application?

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After download the document from email attachment, can be saved in labararies, but can't open it since PDF is not a valid Win32 application.
how to solve this problem??

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i'm having trouble setting up a wireless network at home & a friend sugested sending a ping from my main pc to the other from the comand promt via start\run\cmd. but when i tried to do this i got the message cmd is not a valid win32 application. I'm running xp home on a dell system any help very much welcomed.thanks in advance tony

Answer:cmd is not a valid win32 application please help

Try seeing if it will start from start | all programs | accessories | command prompt

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Dear all,

This is Justin, I have learnt a lot from this forum and I have decent computer knowledge.

I really in need of all your help. I have 3 Operating system installed in my computer 1) Windows 8.1 pro 2) Windows 7 ultimate 3) Windows XP

I have HP deskjet 3520 series all in one printer.I have successfully installed the printer in Windows 8.1 and windows XP. However when I try to install the software in windows 7, I get the error "%1 is not a valid win32 application".

This installation fails at HP Photo creations. I have attached the screenshot

Things I have tried

1) Uninstalled and reinstall HP printer atleast 2-3 times
2) Extracted the setup file using 7 zip and tried installing from the folder
3) Checked for infections and did not find anything
4) Ran chkdsk /f /r

Referred below link but unable to perform steps as I was not sure which services I had to modify
Event ID 7000 and "%1 Is Not a Valid Win32 Application" Error Message When You Start a Service

PLease Please help me in resolving this issue

Answer:Not a valid win32 application

Are Win8.1 and XP both 32 bit? If so then my guess is the printer software is 16 bit. Try downloading from here: Software & driver downloads HP Deskjet 3520 e-All-in-One Printer | HP? Support

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Am doing this on behalf of a friend. She's getting the 'not a valid win32' for all applications that have been downloaded since September 09. So far have done the following:- scanned with pandasecurity activescan, and one or 2 others. nothing serious has been found.have followed the directions here:http://en.kioskea.net/faq/sujet-1591-exe-i...n32-applicationhttp://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000726.htm- asked her to reboot in safemode (apps are still giving her the win32 message)Then asked her to install Hijack this. This is the log below. Thanks in advance for any help.====================Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 01:03:37 PM, on 2009/11/24Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exeC:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSLoader.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXEC:\Users\Caro\AppData\Local\Temp\RtkBtMnt.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exeC:\Program Files&#... Read more

Answer:*.exe not a valid win32 application

Anyone there?

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Hello.

When I boot my computer, I get this error message.

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj149...essage.jpg

Anyway, I tried deleting it, then it bugged me that it was missing. Restored it, and still a problem. I tried a virus scan with my outdated Norton 2003, and nothing. Im scanning with Ad-aware at the moment as well. I believe it is located in the WRONG section and is pretending to be a windows critical file.... What can I do? Its also crashing my World Of Warcraft. (Really annoying)

-Thanks in advance , Bkizzl3

Answer:Not a valid Win32 application.

Hi Bkizzl3. . .

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - XP Support!

I am having trouble with the link you provided for the error - I can get into Photobucket, but I am not directed to your photo. Please provide a new link or attach the photo to your next post.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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fsx.exe is not a valid Win32 applicationI have just installed 'Flight Simulator X Deluxe edition' Using a Windows XP laptop. Because of its size (15 GB) I changed the 'installation' folder to one on an external hard drive. All was fine when I ran the simulator from the installation wizard, but when I tried to open it later I got the error message 'fsx.exe is not a valid Win32 application'. Can anyone please help?

Answer:fsx.exe is not a valid Win32 application

Sometimes a simple search turns up the most interesting information:not a valid Win32 applicationGood luck. 

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I have a file that comes up with the error msg 'not a valid win32 application' when I try opening it, I believe this means Im running a different OS to the one the file was written for, I have Windows ME, is there anything I can do to allow me to open this file? (its a .exe file by the way)

Answer:not a valid win32 application

mogwai, you are right. The message is telling you that the program was written for an older version of Windows, and will not work with your ME. Unless someone makes 16bit emulation software, the only other solution I can think of is to make your computer dual boot (both Windows ME and an earlier version of Windows).

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I'm trying to download DVDVideoSoft to my computer but everytime I try to install it, it keeps saying "is not a valid Win32 application." Please help!

Answer:is not a valid Win32 application.

A few things to try:First make sure you're downloading the correct version for your OS. Their 32 and 64 bit version downloads may be different.Try downloading again, maybe from a mirror site, if available.See if it'll install in safe mode.

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Hi all, i have 939dual-sata2 motherboard with 320g sata2 hdd, 2 dvd roms, and 3700 athlon 64. I can get the dvds to accept setup.exe files. It throws above error. When I go into safe mode--it works good. Any ideas?

Answer:not a valid win32 application

Is your OS Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition and maybe you're attempting to install a 16-bit program?

When you attempt to install a program on a computer that runs Windows XP for 64-bit platforms, you may not be able to do so, and you may receive one of the following error messages:

Install.exe is not a valid win32 application.

Setup.exe is not a valid win32 application.

This behavior can occur if the program you are trying to install uses a 16-bit Install.exe or Setup.exe file. By design, Windows XP for 64-bit platforms does not support 16-bit programs.

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I've downloaded Monster Farm Online it is in Japanese and I have switched my regional settings to Japanese as well hoping that would help resolve my problem. Perhaps the language/regional settings have nothing to do with it, I don't know. When ever I try to start the game it shows up as:

C:\Documents and Settings\My Name\Desktop\MonsterFarmOnline.exe is not a valid Win32 Application

any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks for your time!
 

Answer:*.exe is not a valid Win32 application

Hi

What Windows version are you using?

But in general when you get that error, the download is most likely corrupt, try downloading again. adn as its a largeish download try a download manager like this one and see if that helps.

Also check that the game supports your Windows version and hardware, would check but my Japanese is none existant, although did see a review somewhere else and its min spec is low anyway PIII 512kb ram and 64mb video
 

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I have just upgraded and put an Abit Fatal1ty AN8-SLi in my rig. I have tried to put the drivers on from the disk but whenever I try to open them an error pops up which says "G:\.........exe is not a valid Win32 application". I then tried loading files from other disks and the same error pops up.
Any Ideas?
Thanks

Answer:Not A Valid Win32 Application

Hi, welcome to bleeps
this one interests me
remember I am working blind so bare with me
- what stage in the process are you at
- have you yet to reinstall the os
- some more details plz

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Sometimes when I try to go into a program I'll get an error message saying 'not a valid Win32 application'.This happens with all sorts of programs,from downloaded emulators to the programs that came with the computer,including MS Paint.
Some times I can open the program I want by going into it from another location,but sometimes not
Please help xxx
 

Answer:[Dup] Not a valid Win32 application

Please don't open mulitple threads for the same problem. Closing dup.
 

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Sometimes when I try to go into a program I'll get an error message saying 'not a valid Win32 application'.This happens with all sorts of programs,from downloaded emulators to the programs that came with the computer,including MS Paint.
Some times I can open the program I want by going into it from another location,but sometimes not
Please help xxx
 

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My question is two fold. An possible explaination for this would be great and a cure to the problem would be awesome! If it is a dll file I need please let me know. I've alway's found the answer's to my computer problem's via this board and am alway's appreciative. Not once has the advice been wrong. Thanks in advance for the help. As alway's a clear step by step procedure is the best way to go with me in telling me what I may need to do. Yes I do have an updated virus scan so any dloads for dll's will be scanned for potential viruses. Thanks again! Mark
 

Answer:D:/ is not a valid win32 application.. HELP!

Do you have access to another PC you can try the CD on? Most of the time that error indicates one of two things. Either the CD is bad or your CD drive is an older drive. If the CD does the same thing in another PC then it's the CD. If it does not, then it's more than likely your CD rom drive.
 

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I downloaded from click herethe Trial Version of the game Halo, size was 131MB but I received 104MB and when I tried to install it I am told that 'this is not a valid win32 application'.I tried to get Microsoft support but it is impossible. What do you think has happened?

Answer:not valid win32 application

are u using a download helper if so turn it of and download in the windows downloader

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WinXP Pro laptop boots and runs OK in Safe mode, but in normal boot there are no desktop icons or Start menu present. Using Task Manager to start explorer.exe results in error message "explorer.exe is not a valid Win32 application" however trying to start any other application results in same message.

Machine scans clean with (installed) Avast, PrevX CSI and Trend Micro online scanner. Have run combofix.

Repair install with SP2 and with SP3 CDs did not improve.

sfc /scannow won't run in safe mode ( "RPC not available" ) and in normal mode generates above error.

Bit stuck what to do next ?

Answer:*.exe is not a valid Win32 application

Hi Phil ,let's do this first Since you have a desktop without icons, first of all, do below Open Task Manager (Ctrl + Alt + Del) and go to File >> New Task (Run...) >> type explorer.exe >> EnterThen, do a search for your explorer.exe via your search function..You may find the copy of explorer.exe via either of below locations..C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386\explorer.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\explorer.exeJust choose either one of them and copy/paste it to C:\WINDOWS folder

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I have two problems

1) Laptop will not run any .exe programs ('not a valid Win32 application' error occurs)
2) browser seems to be redirected (? hi jacked?)

The first problem is stopping me downlaoding and running hijack this, so I am unaable to post a log

I would be grateful if somebody could give assistance

Cheers
 

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Trying to download Burger Island 2 from msngames.com, who I never have problems with. At first my virus protection AND my computer were stopping me from launching it. I threw it on the safe list on my virus protection, I have made sure I have all the Windows Updates and have cleared my temporary files. Still no joy. When I go to play the game, I get that the file is not a valid Win32 application. Any tips?

Answer:Not a valid Win32 application

Well, judging by your "OS:" field, under your profile; it says you have a x64-bit OS, meaning you can't run a x32-bit program file, so the alternative is to find a x64-bit installer of your video game.

Could you give me the link to where you're downloading your video game from (not msngames.com, but the actually link to where you're clicking "download" and it shows you the download dialog) this would help me find it for you and it would save you time.


Code:
Windows Vista SP1 64-bit

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I am spending a few days with my sister in London and she is having trouble opening her photo files on her hard drive and also on her Photo CD's.When she opens a picture file she gets an error saying "All of us.jpg is not a valid win32 application". But when she right clicks on a picture file and selects Preview then the picture will open in windows picture and fax viewer.Can anyone please tell us how to overcome this problem. I have done a search on here and can find nothing about it. Any help would be appreciated.Thanks in advance. Audeal

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Hi All,

At the moment, I'm unable to open any applications including my usual anti-spyware tools such as Malwarebytes, Spyware Doctor, and SpyBot. When I try, a message would pop up to the effect of "[filename] is not a valid Win32 application." I've tried renaming the .exe file, but I would still get the same error message. I also did this in Safe Mode, but same results.

This all happened when I was browsing online (using Firefox) opening up a slew of sites on different tabs. I have been to all of these sites hundreds of times before and they are totally legit and trusted sites (film blogs, etc.). It took longer than usual for them to download and when they did Firefox closed and I was greeted by two fake anti-virus software pop-ups. I should've noted their names, but I immediately closed them and tried to run Malwarebytes. And as I said above, that didn't work. And that's where I am right now.

I googled my problem and this seems to be related to Bagle/Beagle? Is there anything to confirm this? If it is, what should my next steps be? Any guidance would be much appreciated.

My operation system is Windows XP.

Many thanks.

- Ryan

Answer:Not a Valid Win32 Application

Hello and welocme.. Let try it like this. Run this first and then MBAm and post that log.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.EXE HelperPlease download exeHelper to your desktop.Double-click on exeHelper.com to run the fix.A black window should pop up, press any key to close once the fix is completed.Post the contents of exehelperlog.txt (Will be created in the directory where you ran exeHelper.com, and should open at the end of the scan)

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Hello all

I can't open my photos or pictures anymore because it keeps saying 'JPG is not a valid win32 application'. It never used to do this so I'm sure I've done something wrong. I have tried for ages to fix this on my own but I can't. Please can you help me?
Thanks in advance
Gtops

Answer:JPG is not a valid win32 application...how can I fix this?

a *.jpg file opening gives a not vallid file error

solution to this is that the link in windows informs windows to open *.jpg with a program that is not correct win32 openable .

2 possible common causes.
the link is wrong
the file is wrong
for instance if you have extentions hidden , something could be displayed as namehere.jpg
what you wouldnt see is namehere.jpg.scr
and that would be a virus , but mostly people are warned enough about those nasty things so they have virus protection , and if that would have been the case your virus scanner would of had a busy day :)

so picking the first possible cause , the wrong link
easy enough you can right click on the jpg file and you can then select " open with " rollout menu to the side then the option open with if im correct wich causes a dialogbox to pop up informing you of a list of all the software programs currenly active installed in windows.

jpg file i would prefer to open with something that always works and normally present in windows either windows imaging ( wich is in the list ) or MS paint . both should work .
later on when you have the hang of this you can obviously change it to photoshop ect ect.

hope this helps .

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I keep getting this error "... is not a valid win32 application".XP pro OSI know there is nothing wrong with the application, because it works on other pc with same OS.I use to have a trick ( to do with NT file or something), but have lost my file & can not remember how to fix this proble.Any idea?

Answer:... is not a valid win32 application

click herethis may help...

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Please help,I have just upgraded to win xp and i cannot get my Pioneer dvd 116 player to autorun on application cd's. Can explore contents in explorer (but slow), will autoplay a music cd (after a lot of sorting). If i double click on drive i get the E:\is not a valid win32 application window, can anybody help please, thanks in advance for any help. P.S. have cd/rw drive that is functioning correctly.

Answer:E:\is not a valid win32 application

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Hi, ok first off all im swedish so i dont know very much english.
Ok, so I'm coding in a program called "Pawno" (a pawn editor)
Pawno is used for GTA San andreas multiplayer, Called SA-MP.
When i try to open a script with Pawno it just says: C:\Dockuments And Settings/Oscar/My documents/script/LARP.pwn is not a valid Win32 application (.pwn is in association with Pawno) And same goes when i try to compile a script (from .pwn to .amx)
The thing is, I can open Pawno and from Pawno open the .pwn file, but cant open the .pwn file first.
When i take another GTA san andreas script program and compiles it says:
>%l is not a valid Win32 application.
And at last pawno uses a separate compiler named pawncc.exe, wich exists in my pawno folder.

Anyone please help!

//zootix

Answer:is not a valid Win32 application

XP does not recognize "Pawno" as a valid Win32 Application. You can open files from within Pawno, but you cannot launch Pawno by double-clicking an associated file.

This sounds like normal behavior for XP. Meaning that if there is a problem, the problem is with Pawno and not XP.

Do you know of anyone else that is able to launch Pawno by double-clicking on an associated file ? If not, I would think the issue would be best addressed to the manufacturer/author of Pawno, and the defect may lie there.

However, in general, uninstalling and then reinstalling applications frequently fixes a lot of problems.

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How r ya?

My friends laptop seems to be having problems running certain applications. While trying to read from cd's you get the "Not a valid win32 application" This comes up when trying to install a game or whatever it may be, .exe files from memory are the problem I thought it was a virus but he doesnt have an internet connection so I think thats ruled out.
He has windows XP home, and its a compaq laptop, under a year old. Is there a simple soloution or will I reinstall Xp for him?

Thanks very much for your time
 

Answer:Not a valid win32 application (Help Please)

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