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program.exe is not a valid win32 application error

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

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!

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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?
 

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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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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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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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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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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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While using flash drive, received error -- "uwp.exe is not a valid win32 application." What does that mean? Help!! Please Help!!

Answer:Error was uwp.exe is not a valid win32 application.

It's a virus, so the Internet tells me. How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

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I am having a consistent problem with running old programs, which I have deleted and wish to reinstall to my computer. Whenever I attempt to run the downloader/installer, I recieve the error that the program is not a valid win32 application. Any assistance I can recieve would be greatly appreciated as I plan to take a trip to somewhere where my only gaming I can do is laptop based, and my laptop is where I'm having the problems.
 

Answer:Error, is not a Valid Win32 Application.

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I just used my lappy last night and it was working alright but I've just turned it on today and nearly everything I try to go into keeps coming up with this error.

I tryed starting a game and it gives this error and I also tryed watching a video and it gives this error if I try to use Divx to play it but If I try using Windows Media Player it plays.

All my desktop programs give this error but if I try shortcuts to folders it doesn't. Very confusing so can someone please help me out.

Answer:'is not a valid Win32 application' error

Please try this workaround (you will need your Windows? XP SP2 CD or an integrated SP3 CD if SP3 is installed).

(In the event that you do not have a Windows? XP CD with SP2,(or SP3) you will need to 'borrow' one from a friend or colleague, as the manufacturer's "Recovery Discs" will not work in this instance.)

Insert the Windows? XP CD in your drive. (Hold down the Shift Key to prevent it from starting.)

Go start > Run ...in the box type in sfc /scannow ?please take note of the space between the sfc and the /.

This is the System File Checker...it will scan all the Windows? core system files to ensure that they are in their respective correct places, and if not replace them from the CD. During the scan you may be asked to Insert the CD, if this happens just go retry and let it do its thing.

One important point: While sfc is running, it is not advisable to do any other work, or have any browsers/programs running on the computer, until the scan is complete. (This process will generally take around 45-65 minutes to complete).

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hello again, I just can't get enough of you guys  I have 2 questions:1st Q: I just formatted my laptop because I had the  "Operating system not found error" the people who fixed said that it just needed formatting, was that the right answer to that error??2nd Q: after formatting I couldn't download anymore!! all my downloads keep cutting in the middle and giving me this error message "C:\program files....exe is not a valid win32 application" it was just formatted so I don't think that I have a virus or something!!I have windows XP SP2, I use IE as my browser (and I don't want to change it to firefox  )thnx..

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

After reinstalling did you reinstall all your MBoard drivers ? ?

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Hi,

I have read through the other threads that seem to treat similar problems but none of the solutions proposed fits my case.

The problem machine is running Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2002 with SP 3 (french).

Symptoms :

- Running many applications that previously worked gives me the "file.exe" is not a valid Win32 application error.
- I cannot boot into Safe Mode (the machine just cycles through and reboots), I can only boot into normal mode
- Machine is running slowly although I can't see any "greedy" processes in the Task Manager

I have tried the system restore several times to different points preceding the problem arriving, each time the system said it could not do the restore.

I have been through the Malware removal Guide read-me first and the Cleaning procedure but I still have the same problems. I have run several BAGLE removal tools as Asquared and Malewarebytes' AntiMalware detected this and apparently removed it.

I have uninstalled the Antivirus (Avast) and the malware removers that I had, been through the add and remove programs to remove anything I don't need / can reinstall later.

I have tried installing :

CCleaner / Search and Destroy / Kapersky / SuperAntiSpyware / Combofix.exe

none of them will run : always the "not a valid Win32 application error"

Can anyone help me ? I'm at a dead end.

Thanks in advance,

Steve
 

Answer:not a valid Win32 application error

Hi,

I've given up trying to resolve this problem and am reformatting.
This post can be closed.

Bye
 

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This thing is making me wacko. The virus has taken control. It won't let me delete synchost from taskmgr., it shuts itself off. I can't run regedit, it says has been turned off by Administrator. System restores says not a valid WIN 32 application.

When I go on the internet it shows C:\.......tempie.html. This is the windows police pro file to control my internet. I can't find any reference to Windows Pro or Security Tool on the computer itself by doing search files and folders. But the url always direct to the screen where they want you to buy. I don't want to go back on without being in safe mode that's the only way they can't get in anything. But I'm obviously missing something because I can't open anything to fix anything. I downloaded Fixtm.reg but when I click on it says not a valid Win 32 application. Whatever that mean. So what else can I do. It must be something in my bootlog or somewhere. How can I turn back on regedit. It even was saying to me that system restore was locked. Please your domain administrator. Pulling on hair! So what would be my next step. Thank you Genius.

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I have been trying to install a new disk of Office 2003 Prof onto a new Lenovo T400s Win XP Pro laptop and I can't get the cd rom to read the disk consistently.

When I do get the disk to "run" it asks for the product key. After entering that eventually get an error:
D:\autorun.vbs
Line 12
Char 1
Error .\setup.exe is not a valid Win 32 application
Code 800700Cl
Source WshShell.EXEC

I received a replacement disk and I haven't been able to get that one to run either. When I try to open the first disk, it stops responding. I haven't been able to open the second one at all.

Is there a way to get the device to read new (yet older version) of software. I don't like Office 2007, which is pre-installed though I haven't activated it.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Error .\setup.exe is not a valid Win32 application

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I was trying to open a JSON file I choose Notepad but I forgot to uncheck the "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" then it became default using Notepad I wanted it to change back how it originally was when it was a Unknown application so through my searching I found out that the shell32.dll was that I change it as a default program but when I open the file that error came. Whenever I go to properties the option Change is not there and selecting "Open with" the option "Always use the..." is locked. What should I do?

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Computer type: Laptop

Answer:JSON is not a valid Win32 application error

Hi KEI,

Welcome to 7 Forums

Take a look at this tutorial to unassociate a program from a file type.
File Extension Type - Unassociate

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For some reason when I try to open any of my pictures it is saying that it is not a valid win32 application. It has never done that before. I just noticed it a few seconds ago. Anyone know hwy it is doing that? Thanks
 

Answer:[Solved] ? about (not a valid win32 application) error

Never mind I figured it out. My isobuster had made itself the default program for all my pics.
 

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Help me please. I keep getting this message.

%1 is not a valid Win32 application.


It pops up on it's own over and over.

I have tryed searching for it and can not find it. I found some Win32 stuff but nothing with %1 in it. I cleaned up the hard drive, de-fragmented, and it's still popping up. I do run three different browsers. Google Chrome, Firefox3.1 and IE8
all of these have various add-ons. could one of these be the problem? If I can just find it and track down why it's on my computer, I could get to the source and fix it from there.
What is it, how do I locate it and how do I make it go away?

Thank you,

Answer:Error Message-%1 is not a valid Win32 application

This covers the reason for the message I believe;

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/812486

However, it may well be that whatever isn't presently running is something you don't want to actually run.

Check Event Viewer.

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I have updated to xp an now cant use my cd roms because I keep getting this message. How do I fix it?

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not a valid win32 application(windows 7) i get this error when i try to download files from the internet.

Answer:Download error Not a Valid Win32 Application

Are you downloading 64bit versions and trying to install them on 32bit??

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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 believe it could have something to do with a Virus as my Avast Pro when into "no tamper mode" and it took me 2 days to delete and reinstall it!
First my Desktop Icons and Wallpaper went to blank screen (grey Background is selected) then I did a System Restore and lost only the Desktop Wallpaper Pic without touching anything "usually I think whilst in word" several times At the same time I discovered that my jpeg and jpg files in Win Pictures will not open Says:

Error bild004.jpg is not a Windows 32 Application
I also think that QuickTime is doing something. As a "file re association" or re-associate with QuickTime request box popped up and I clicked yes without realising it and that was when the Desctop Wallpaper went I dont even use QuickTime do I have to have it installed?
can you help please

Answer:[SOLVED] Error bild0043.JPG is not a valid win32 application

Quick Time is attached to iTunes when you download iTunes, you have to download Quick Time also. To change back your pictures to the default program, Right click any .jpg file/Properties/Change button, scroll through the programs and choose which one you want to open the picture with. Default is Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. Make sure the check box for Always use this program to open this type of file is Checked. Click Apply and OK. You may need to do this for .JPEG files too.
You do not need Quick Time unless you are viewing .mov files. To uninstall Quick Time, go to Start/Run and type appwiz.cpl and press enter. In the Add Remove Programs, highlight QuickTime and choose Uninstall.

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Hi all,

I am looking for some help..

I have a Fujitsu Siemens laptop which has a built in DVD writer drive.

For the last few months, when I put in DVD disks to install my games, the autoplay does not start the disk up. I open up 'my computer' and the drive is shown with the title of the disk correctly, and it lets me right click and select 'explore'. However, if I try to run the installer from the disk I get the above error message or something similar, i.e. 'D:\ installer is not a valid win32 application'.

Does anyone have any ideas about this. It used to work fine but has not let me install anything for the last few months. Apart from the standard windows updates I have not installed anything new.

Oh, it does still let me play DVD films ok and I can copy files from a DVD disk to the hard drive, it just doesnt let me install games from the disks.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Answer:Laptop DVD drive error 'D:\ is not a valid win32 application'

See if you can do a system restore to before this started happening. If that doesn't work, then if you have a retail XP disk, run a repair install.

I am moving you to Windows XP support.

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I am getting this warning regarding a file in Adobe9 software:
Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended\Adobe9\WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86
What is the problem?

I ran ComboFix. Here is the report:

ComboFix 10-02-12.01 - Owner 02/16/2010 12:42:17.1.2 - x86
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2036.1179 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Owner\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
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ADS - WINDOWS: deleted 24 bytes in 1 streams.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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c:\documents and settings\Owner\Application Data\addons.dat
c:\windows\0101120101465050.xe
c:\windows\0101120101465154.xe
c:\windows\0101120101465549.xe
c:\windows\bk23567.dat
c:\windows\bx4657.dat
c:\windows\COUPON~1.OCX
c:\windows\CouponPrinter.ocx
c:\windows\jestertb.dll
c:\windows\mmsmark2.dat
c:\windows\system32\Bifrost
c:\windows\system32\Bifrost\logg.dat

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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2010-01-16 to 2010-02-16 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2010-02-08 15:30 . 2009-12-17 05:09 49241 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\AOL Downloads\SUD4482\sb_BunkerHill.dll
2010-02-08 15:30 . 2009-12-16 12:07 136528 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\AOL Downloads\SUD4482\Vercopy.exe
2010-02-08 15:30 . 2009-12-15 11:33 120... Read more

Answer:WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86 not a valid Win32 application - Error

If you think you are infected.....

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, please post the requested logs in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum, not here.

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


BG

P.S. Running Combo fix on your own is never a good idea.

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I have a user getting a "not a valid win32 application" when trying to run Excel ...

Haven't been over to look at it, but was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to fix or troubleshoot this.

Thank you!

- Isabel
 

Answer:Excel Not A Valid Win32 Application Error Message ....

Isabel:

"not a valid win32 app..." means the executable file is corrupt: excel.exe"

Just copy it from another PC or reinstall.
 

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I am trying to download OOTP 11. I keep getting error messages....first it will come up...error reading from file(and than the file name)..than an .exe. is not a valid message error....than a not a valid win32 application error. I am downloading on windows xp, and from a disk. I would appreciate any help given. Thank you!

Answer:not a valid win32 application error/ error reading from file errors downloading

This is the program you want. There are both Windows and Mac versions. Make sure you have the right one. Also, try an alternate download site.QuoteOut of the Park BaseballFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, searchOut of the Park Baseball 11Developer(s)    OOTP Developments Publisher(s)    OOTP DevelopmentsPlatform(s)    Mac OS X, Windows, LinuxRelease date(s)    April 2010Genre(s)    Sports ( Baseball), SimulationMode(s)    Single playerMultiplayer (Hotseat, TCP/IP)Media/distribution    Digital DownloadSystem requirementsWindows: Windows Vista or XP, AMD or Intel Dual Core 2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 1024x768 32-bit display, 1 GB HD spaceMac OS X: Mac OS X 10.4.8, PowerPC G5 or Intel Core Duo 2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, requires OpenGL support for face generationOut of the Park Baseball, abbreviated as OOTP, is a text-based baseball simulator for career, historical, and fictional play. OOTP was originally written in 1998, when lead developer Markus Heinsohn sought to combine realistic replay baseball simulation with career play to satisfy hardcore fans and casual gamers alike. OOTP does not hold a license from nor currently have any affiliation with Major League Baseball.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_the_Park_Baseball

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Seemingly a DLL problem ... Win 7 Pro 64-bitI get this error message when in Devices|Printers I click on default printer and seek info on "See What's Printing Now"   C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe is not a valid Win32 application   I get the same message when accessing some other parts of Win 7 (e.g. change screen saver), and even though this has been going on for several months I do NOT get a DLL error message in applications; printer does work; and while this is occasionally an annoyance it does NOT seem to be getting worse and so I have ignored it. I do not recall installing any particular software immediately before noticing the DLL error message, however since I only get the error rarely (as I do not want to check what is printing, or change screen saver, or the few other things that give an error) it is possible that some software installation "created" the problem. What is your advice?=========== some other details ==========I've done some reading on DLL problems and while I am pretty comfortable around computers, from reading there are some dire warnings about DLL download file websites as well as the free system scans and etc. Hence it seems that by intervening I might make matters worse, or at least consume a bunch of time "fixing" the problem as well as the likely need to re-install various applications. I had been considering Reimage software and that is how I found this site and its thread which raises... Read more

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hi, and thanks in advance for any help you can give me.OS is WinXP, SP2 (media center edition) 2002 Running on an HP Pavilion dv 8000 laptop w/ Turion 64 mobile 1.79 Ghzand 768 mb of RAM.The message started popping up two days ago. I checked in the processes, and it doesn't show up there. I ran Norton 360 Comprehensive Scans (it is updated) (thinking I might have a virus?)and its not finding anything. I have run Registry Mechanic and Registry Booster. I checked the file path, and the file exists, so I disabled it, but it didn't stop the error msg from popping up.The only program I have downloaded since this started happening is iii HomeInventory-308 (insurance institute home inventory program).I also installed the mininova toolbar (which if anyone can figure out how to uninstall, I'll bake you some cookies!!)I close the error message and it stays closed about 5 seconds and pops up again. My questions are.... 1.how do I get rid of this msg  2. and is this a virus of some sort? I have spent the better part of today trying to figure it out and am just happy to find you all here.Again, thanks for any helpMaryT

Answer:Error Msg- C:\Windows\System32\ekrn.exe is not a valid Win32 application

Welcome to the CH forums.Look here and here..Good luck

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Hi, I started having problem on my laptop. When I tried to go to microsoft update I got redirected to MSN.com instead. I have Zone Alarm Security Suite installed which picked up a couple of spy cookies as did Spy Sweeper but nothing bigger or badder, then the laptop started freezing up constantly. I have a new desktop computer now and used an external hard drive to transfer some program setup files. I scanned them first with Zone Alarm and as all seemed safe I loaded them all in. Now, when I try to access my C: drive through My Computer I get the message C:|resycled\boot.com.au is not a valid Win32 application. However, I can access the drive by right clicking and selecting explore. I'm assuming as the computer is brand new that I transferred a bug over either on my external hard drive or in one of the setup files. I'm unsure how to go about fixing this problem. The laptop I can re-format, but I'd like to get the desktop cleaned up.This may be information overkill but I installed;Mailwasher, DVDFAB 5.0.6.0, MediaMonkey, Itunes, Comic Collector, DazStudio and Microsoft Office 2007. All of the files except Office were installed from setup files I had saved to the external hard drive when I first downloaded them. I have not installed any of My Documents yet, but I did transfer all my music files over.I attempted the Kaspersky scan but it said it was unable to complete as it couldn't update. I'm not sure if that is connected to the issue or if I configured my internet settin... Read more

Answer:C:\resycled\boot.com.au is not a valid Win32 Application error when trying to open C: drive

Hello! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. In order to see what's going on with your computer I may ask for you to post various logs from the tools that we will use to resolve your issue. Please also share with me any information about how your computer is reacting and behaving each step of the way as we work through this process.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on Download_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 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 tak... Read more

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Hi there, good folk of Bleeping Computer  :-)  PC, Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit.  I have chosen NOT to install the Windows Updates - this may/may not be relevant.  Malwarebytes Free, Avira Pro. I first noticed there might be a problem when I was attempting to download regular definition Updates for Malwarebytes.  The download could never quite complete - it froze up 3/4 of the way through.  Same result after several attempts. I also noticed the internet was running very slowly (and normally it's pretty quick).  Another change in behavior. I uninstalled Malwarebytes using Control Panel.  I also downloaded the mbam-cleaner file from the MB site.  BUT I was unable to open this mbam-cleaner file beyond the Run window (which I clicked), only to get the error message "mbam-cleaner.exe is not a valid Win32 application". Same result when I tried to run rkill - same equivalent error message: "rkill.exe is not a valid Win32 application". Definitly something is awry.  These are very likely to be good files, and something is choosing to block their opening.  I've never seen this error message before.  I have made no changes whatsoever to my registry or startup - nothing at all. Otherwise the computer still appears to be running as it should.  I am writing to you from my laptop. Any wisdom very much appreciated. All warmest wishes,Ralph

Answer:"not a valid Win32 application" error when running an .exe file (inclu mbam)

I would suspect a Zeroacces infection..Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.Let me know if all went well.

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Dear Support Staff, I suddenly have this message that appears at startup on my Lenovo B50. The full path is C:\ProgramData\Lenovo\iMController\Plugins\LenovoAudioPlugin\x86\CustomEventMonitor.dll The full error message is: RunDLL Problem at startup ofC:\ProgramData\Lenovo\iMController\Plugins\LenovoAudioPlugin\x86\CustomEventMonitor.dll C:\ProgramData\Lenovo\iMController\Plugins\LenovoAudioPlugin\x86\CustomEventMonitor.dll is not a valid Win32 application I searched the forum but there's no reply to this problem that I could find yet.  Thanks in advance for your assistance! Shimon













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Answer:Lenovo B50 RunDLL CustomEventManager.dll not a valid Win32 application error message on startup

I bought my Y700 yesterday and have the exact same problem!

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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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First, thanks for reading this. I did read and attempt to go through the steps listed in the Malware Removal Guide. However, although I could download the file for CCleaner, I could not make it run.

I have a new (I've had it for less than a month) HP laptop running Windows 7. I somehow acquired a Trojan, despite having Norton AntiVirus running on my system. I downloaded a few set-up files for programs such as HijackThis and Cleaner7, but I cannot run any of them. I get the "is not a valid Win32 application error" when trying to to do.

I restored my laptop to the original factory settings, but that didn't help. Because I did this, I lost the name of the evil program (I had searched Google for it)... the name sounded something like "animal", and it pretended to find threats on my computer in order to get me to pay for "removal" of them. I tried to remove it in my control panel but of course that didn't work. I thought that since it didn't show up in Programs when I restored it was gone, but I could tell my computer was still infected.
 

Answer:Windows 7 infected,"is not a valid Win32 application" error so can't run cleaners

Then you need to work your way through the below

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.


After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:


If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot... Read more

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HI everybody I've run a search looking for previous posting of this probelm and couldn't find anything that matched the error message I've been getting, if it has been questioned before I'm sorry

Anyways, whats been happening is when I try to open anything in my Control Panel it get the error message "C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe is not a valid Win32 application".

I then updated my Windows defender and AVG prgrams and ran full scans of them both, which found nothing.

I ran HiJackThis and this is the logfile:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 20:30:47, on 27/08/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
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I recently had a new computer built for me. When I tried to load a new game "F.E.A.R." using the DVD, I received the error message D:\not a valid Win32 application. When I replaced the game with the CD-ROM version I was able to load the game no problem. I can use the drive to burn CDs, DVDs, watch movies, etc. Last night I loaded a game disk on my virtual E: drive using Daemon Tools. When I tried to load the game onto my computer I received the same error message E:\not a valid Win32 application. I have no clue as to what is going on.

Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks.
 

Answer:DVD drive error message "not a valid Win32 Application"

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Whenever I double click on my hard drive C: an error message pops up that says "C:\resycled\boot.com is not a valid win32 application"

I have read and followed the instructions posted on this site for Virus/Trojan/Spyware removal.
Help would be greatly appreciated!!
thank you!
here is the DDS.txt file.
and the other txt files are attached.

DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Jordan Kahlil at 13:44:14.43 on Tue 12/23/2008
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1022.676 [GMT -8:00]

AV: Norton 360 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: Norton 360 *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\bb055a73-de42-4022-8025-2bdfc26ccf13.exe
C:\Program Files\Safari\Safari.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Jordan Kahlil\Desktop\dds.com

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\coshared\browser\2.6\coIEPlg.dll
BHO: Symantec Intrusion Prevention: {6D53EC84-6AAE-4787-AEEE-F4628F01010C} - c:\progra~1\common~1\symant~1\id... Read more

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I was trying to open a attachment that was sent to me through my e-mail. However, I could not print it out, so I tryed to convert it over to word. This is were I something went wrong. After trying to convert it over to word and it didn't work, I tryed just to open up word and it says: "c:/WINDOWS/Desktop/New Microsoft word document.doc is not a valid WIN32 application" I have word 98 and I think it has something to do with the zip drive but all I want to know is how I can get word to work again.
 

Answer:Word: Error "Not a Valid Win32 Application"

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When I attempt to run msconfig, I receive the error message "msconfig is not a valid Win32 application" I am running XP Home Edition with all updates.

Regedit runs fine. Norton Anti-Virus scan does not reveal any infections. The last program I remember installing before the problem occurred is iStealth from XIRV Software. I am unsure if it related.

I have been unable to find any help in the Microsoft knowledge basis or from a Google search. I am at a loss and would appreciate help.

--RAB
 

Answer:MSCONFIG Error: "not a valid Win32 application" ?

rbednar said:

When I attempt to run msconfig, I receive the error message "msconfig is not a valid Win32 application" I am running XP Home Edition with all updates.

Regedit runs fine. Norton Anti-Virus scan does not reveal any infections. The last program I remember installing before the problem occurred is iStealth from XIRV Software. I am unsure if it related.

I have been unable to find any help in the Microsoft knowledge basis or from a Google search. I am at a loss and would appreciate help.

--RABClick to expand...
http://forums.net-integration.net/index.php?showforum=28
try spybot and or adaware. and try again. if that doesnt work, use highjackthis (http://www.allsecpros.com/download/hijackthis.zip). it works better than msconfig anyway.
 

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Win 7 Home Premium, new HP laptop, 32 bit, Pentium Dual Core

Installing applications, including ones that say they are Win 7 compatible, I get "not valid win32 application". Letting the system adjust compatibility does no good.

I got Visual Studio 2005 installed with a banner at the end about "compatibility issues", and then got that error on all attempts to update. I've erased that and have ordered VS2010. Instrument drivers that a client will need also give me that error, even though they are supposed to be good for Win 7.

This is my first Win 7 machine, have stayed with Win XP Pro up to now. My client is going to need Win 7. I hate to force him to go back to Win XP mode.

Will I have to upgrade to Win 7 Pro and run in XP mode? Or is there a way to make "compatibility mode" really do something useful?

Answer:"not valid win32 application" error

Hi jey2,
Welcome to Seven Forums.

You normally get this when installing a 64bit version of software on a 32bit operating system, can you confirm that the software you are installing is supposed to be 32bit compatible?

Regards,
JDobbsy1987

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i'm new to using forums and not that good with computers yet so please excuse any ignorance on my part. i have been haveing trouble with the get run key program, every time i double click on the GetRunKey.bat file i get an error that reads "C:\WINDOWS\system32\regedit.com is not a valid win 32 application" i am running windows xp sp 2 and am getting very frustrated. i also noticed a very similar message when i try to run most programs from the RUN bar such as regedit. any help would be apreciated and i am sorry if i started this thread in the wrong place.
 

Answer:keep getting "not a valid win32 application" error

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Hi,

I have a problem that was being dealt with in the Windows XP forum. I included a hijack this log and I was advised to create a post here so someone could help with the log. Here is a copy of my original post:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/show...774#post207774

Hi

I am having some problems witha PC on a small network of 20 PC's. Some of the applications (mainly educational) will not run and give the error ###.exe is not a valid win 32 application. Other PCs on the network run the software fine
All the PC's have the same hardware and software build and are on XP SP1

I have tried copying the autoexec.nt and and config.nt from the windows/repair folder into windows/system32. I have also copied these files from one of the PC's that works ok into the system32 folder on the problem machine.

I have tried the applications in compatibility mode for 98 and 95. Still get the same error.

Can anyone help a frustrated technician

I have also tried the Peper fix as detailed in a previous post and have run Hijack this. Here is the log file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:54:56, on 14/03/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\RANGER~1\client32.exe
C:\Pr... Read more

Answer:Re. "exe is not a valid win32 application" error

I don't see anything strange here.

Let's use a program to scan for any trojans that may exist. Download TDS-3. Learn how to use it here. Make sure to update it after you installed it. You can get the manual updates here. When you launch the program, it will scan your memory for running processes. This will take less than 30 seconds. Next go to System Testing on the menu and choose Full System Scan. After that's finished, post the log file by selecting everything on the top pane (select from bottom to top). If any alarms are found, it will be listed in the bottom window. Please copy and paste that here also if it applies.

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Hello,
Earlier today I tried to use IE7 and instead I got a pop-up stating that iexplore.exe is not a valid Win32 Application.

I restarted the computer (was trying to do a system restore since I had upgraded to Firefox 3 yesterday and the restore stopped responding). Anyway, I can now open the IE program but it states that it cannot display the webpage. If I click on diagnosis the problem all I get is error on the page.

I tried doing a search for the past couple of hours with no help. I found one site (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/columns/ietopten.mspx) that had some things for fixing the problem - one being to fix the winsockxp but when I tried running the cmd > netsh winsock reset but then I get the this is not a valid Win32 Application. It also suggested going to the C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc and opening the host files but when I tried to that that I get the same this is not a valid Win32 Application.

Can anyone here help me out?
 

Answer:not a valid win32 application

Problem is a little vague, but I would try using dial-a-fix. I know the advanced tools section has a re-install IE7. Can firefox display web pages?
 

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Uh, ok so I recently installed Ubuntu on a second Hard disk, and found I was running out of space rapidly, so I went and got my old laptop that threatened to blow up whenever I turned it on, took the HDD out of there and bought an adaptor so I could connect it via USB. a few weeks after I was doing a clean out of my windows drive and accidentally deleted some important files, like NTDLR. Eventually I find my install CD and copy NTDLR from that. before this only one program or two would get the error, although I'm not sure seeing as I never really ran programs from that drive. this morning I tried installing World of Warcraft again, and got the dreaded error while running the installer:

E:\World of Warcraft install\InstallWoW.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

so after that, I used the latest install DVD for it, taking advantage of my USB connectivity by using my Dad's computer, seeing as mine is very old and has no DVD drive. (World of Warcraft is more of an extract rather than an install, it places no files in Windows or Common files or anywhere, really.) so it finished installing alright. Then I go and plug the drive back into my computer, try to run Launcher.exe and...

E:\World of Warcraft\Launcher.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

then when I try the direct run, the program the launcher turns to after it shows you a news screen, WoW.exe

E:\World of Warcraft\WoW.exe is not a valid Win32 application

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Answer:Not a valid Win32 application? o.o

erm... bump :$
 

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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

Answer:not a valid win32 application

Not a valid win32 Application click here

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Last night i empowered the System Recovery manager and did a system restore, the reason why i did it was because i wanted to delete
a substantial ammount of audio files that i didnt need and more.

Pretty much i just wanted to start new, with out downloading anymore music onto my computer.
after the system restore was done i installed numerous updates
for my computer.

NOW.... heres where my problem comes..

before i used the system recovery manager to do a system restore
i had Pro tools le installed in my computer, it was working perfectly fine..

after i did the system restore, i thought everything was going to be new.. sadly no.

i slipped in the software cd to install pro tools.

a window pops up, witch is the softwares main page

i click install pro tools LE

and this comes up? E:\PROTOO~8\SETUP.EXE IS NOT VALID WIN 32 APPLICATION.
i would really appreciate it some help on how to fix this problem..
please, please, list any helpful information on how to fix this issue im having

thank you, bryan.

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

HELP.jpg picture by bryan305 - Photobucket

this is what pops up

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i have a zip file that has HTML code in it. I need that code. I get the ERROR C:\WINDOWS\Desktop\Chris's Briefcase\HTML files.zip is not a valid Win32 application. PLEASE HELP!!!!
 

Answer:HELP not a valid win32 application!!!!!!!

Sounds like the zip have have is having the wrong extension, check your Folder Options in windows and make sure that extensions are not hidden, and then check that the zip-file in question has .zip as extension.

Another possibility is that the program used for opening ZIP-files have become damaged(By virus/HDD failure or similar) and it is no longer able to start properly. Reinstall the program used for opening ZIP-files.

Instead of double clicking the file, then start either of the following programs 7Zip/WinZip/WinRar/WinACE and open the zip-file through the user-interface of the program in use.
 

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I just ran STOMPSoft Virus X-Terminator and now most of my programs wont launch. I Get the error message [Program Location] Is Not A Valid Win32 Application. For example when i try to run Ad-Aware I get C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Personal\Ad-Aware.exe is not a valid Win32 Application.

Answer:not a valid Win32 Application

Did this happen to Ad-aware before or is this your first time running Ad-aware? If this is the first time, try reinstalling Ad-aware.

Otherwise, I would check for any viruses/trojans:

If you have a fast internet connection (broadband), run an online virus scan at TrendMicro. Just follow the instructions on the site to run the online scan. Otherwise, make sure your antivirus program has the latest definitions and run a full system scan.

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Hello,
 
I am hoping someone can help me with this issue.
 
I have downloaded some games from Shockwave.com for my son.  I save the .exe files to my desktop.  When I try to run the installation files, I get this error:
C:\Users\GINA'S~1\AppData\Local\Temp\APNStub.exe is not a valid Win32 application.
When I click OK, this error pops up:
Could not execute the external program C:\Users\GINA'S~1\AppData\Local\Temp\APNStub.exe.
 
I have HughesNet as an internet provider.  Due to the limited daily usage, I initially used the HughesNet Download Manager and IE8 to download the files.  Since I got these errors when running the installation, I deleted the files.
 
I get my Shockwave membership through my internet provider.  I am can only access the site through my internet provider's main customer page.  While in this framed page, I downloaded the files with IE8 again, but I chose to download from the browser instead of scheduling it with the manager.  I still received the errors when I ran the files, so I deleted them.
 
I completely turned off the Download Manager so it would automatically download from IE8 without even trying to go through the manager options.  I still received the errors, I deleted them.
 
I even tried downloading them from a different browser.  I used Safari since it is the only other one I have downloaded on this computer.  I still received the errors.
 
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Answer:Not a valid Win32 application

Hello, these are the usual 4 reasons for that message.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.I suspect #4 as you tried some things.So I moved you from Windows 7 to the Am I Infected forum to check.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Please Download TDSSkiller Launch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive)Do not change the default options on scan results.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.•Close all open programs and internet browsers.•Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.•Click on Delete.•Confirm each time with Ok.•You will be prompted to restart your computer. A text file will open after the restart.•Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.•You can find the logfile at C:\A... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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I've spent the last two days trying to figure out whats going on. I have Windows 7 Premium, 64 bit system and removed the CA Total Defense Anti-Virus program because it wouldn't allow my email to load into Thunderbird. Plus it seemed to be causing problems on my system from the beginning (about 2 mos). I wanted to go back to the Microsoft Security Essentials and when I tried I got the message;

mseinstall.exe is not a valid Win 32 application

I also removed a program called My paint because I couldn't get some brushes to load into the program. I tried to reinstall the proggie thinking maybe it had just been corrupted. But I get a similar error message;

mypaint-1.0.0_win64_installer.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

I have managed to Avast Free anti-virus installed and ran a full virus scan which came up clean. I also ran Malwarebytes that cleaned out some garbage, and I also ran my Super AntiSpyware which also cleaned up a few things.

At this point I'm at a loss and wondering if there could be a hidden Trojan or possible the registry is messed up from whatever was on the system. Can you please advise? I need to get the My Paint program back on because it's used on a regular basis. But I also don't want to be just limping along waiting for other issues to crop up.

Thanx for any help,
Bren
 

Answer:Not a Valid Win32 application

This is an error typically found with a corrupted dfile from a download, however it sounds like you were infected at one point. Be sure you do FULL scans and not basic with Superantispyware and Malwarebytes. Clean your junk files with CCleaner.

If no luck maybe Windows Repair can restore a busted setting. Removing malware does not always fix something that was broken in Windows from that infection.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Tweaking.com_-_Windows_Repair_d7141.html
 

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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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This seems to be a Microsoft problem that has been around for years, according to all the info I've found with Google, but none of them explains or solves the problem I've got.

The machine (owned by a friend) is running Vista (Home Premium) and the problem is initially with Word 2000. I've been looking round this machine with the following results.

Double clicking on ANY .doc file gives the error message saying that it is not a valid Win32 application. Well, of course, it isn't; it's a word document file.

The file associations all look OK (and I've been through all attempts of 'Open With...') and using assoc gives .doc=Word.Document.8 and ftype gives word.document.8="c:\Program Fi.....\WINWORD.EXE" /n (there's no /dde which I have seen mentioned elsewhere - is that relevant?). Even the .doc file is showng with the Word icon.

I've done a repair install on Off.2000 with no change and I've uninstalled it and reinstalled it from scratch - still no change.

I CAN open the file normally from with Word and I can open it by dragging it and dropping it on a shortcut to Word, I just can't get it to obey the file association.

Excel 2000 shows the same behaviour with .xls files and so does Word with .dot files.

Other associated files opening other programs seem to work OK (.jpg, .pdf, etc).

Everything was working fine a week ago and there hasn't been any Microsoft update during that period.

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Answer:.doc is not a valid Win32 application

I had similar problems with .doc files after running Vista for the first time.
The fact was that the files were on a networkdrive which I use with my family, (Windows XP and Windows 98).
I first copied the file to my local HDD and then it opened and I saved it back and it worked.
Reason? MS for sure, but no solution.
Now I am still running W7 RC1 (full version still waiting to be installed) and no more problems even with older files.
I hope this helps something, I don't have aclue to the reason it happens but ....
 

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Hi all, I have a Pentium IV 524 (3.06 GHz 1M L2 533FSB) NEC Powermate ML7 Q8200; with XP Home Edition.

For a little while I have been getting the message "cmd.com is not a valid win32 application" on start-up. You just have to ok that message and then it proceeds fairly normally. One thing it does do is overheat? i.e. it seems to be working extra hard (right from boot-up) and eventually seises up. To this end I installed a 1Gig RAM card the other day (it now has 1.5 Gig). That helped a bit but of course the message still comes up.

I googled the message and from this site learned that it is indicative of a virus. It instructed me to locate the cmd.com file in the System 32 folder and delete it. I found 4 cmd type files in the folder. I right-click/Properties the 4 files: 3 seemed legitimate and had no mention of the dot-com. They were all 'Application' or 'application extension' type files with the description in black print. One seemed suspect; it was called cmd; type was MS DOS Application, print in blue, had a size of zero and right-click/properties showed -under program- that it had a cmd line: C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.com. I thought that this must be it and so removed the file to the trash.

After that the computer functioned very slowly. The Windows Task Manager/Processes showed that the were only about 20 processes running instead of the usual 50 or so (approx). I tried rebooting it to no avail. So I reinstalled the cmd file from the tras... Read more

Answer:cmd.com is not a valid win32 application

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Hello,

Let me thank you up front, you've helped me with a few issues similar to the one I'm describing here.

My son's computer runs fine, but he thought his computer may be infected, and it seems it is. Avast has picked up a few files associated with Antivirus 2006, 2007 etc... according to the filename searches on the internet. His computer seems to run fine for games like (WoW, Call of Duty etc..), internet and whatnot. It shuts down slowly if at all and that's a problem, but that's the only problem we've seen.

Anyway I ran Avast and up popped warnings of VIRUS and ALERT. I moved the files in question to the chest, but soon decided I needed professional help. So here I am.

One of the first things I read was NOT to do anything if the antivirus program finds anything, so I'm tell you now I did move some bad files to the Avast chest like I said above. But that's all I've done.

According to your instructions I should first run the dss download, but I get an error "cmd is not a valid win32 application" . I searched a few forums about this error, but I'm still unable to find the cmd file and I've even searched for hidden files and folders in the WINDOWS directory. So I dont know how to proceed.

His computer : emachines T3302 with extra memory, otherwise as-is from the factory. Windows XP Home.

Hijack This I know is a tool used so I downloaded it from download.com and heres the results. Note that Avast is running this entire time and th... Read more

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hi guys i have a Dell computer running windows XP home Ed. only problem i can almost not do anything in DOS since all common commands are decaired not to be valid Win 32 applications. for example PING, TRACERT, IPCONFIG, how do i solve this and what causes it?

Rags

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

in the run box type
sfc /scannow
and press enter

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Whenever I double-click a .jpg image in windows explorer I receive,
'image' .jpg is not a valid win32 application.
This even applies to jpgs I've had for years, however I can open the
image in Photoshop I can also see it under 'preview' in explorer.
This started just a couple of days ago......nothing new installed,
not that I know of anyway:
any thoughts

CHEERS!!! ......... GRAHAM
 

Answer:not a valid win32 application

This is not a malware problem so I'm moving it to the Software Forum.

You may have just lost the file associations for jpg files. Inside Photoshop you should have an option/setting somewhere to setup File Assocications. Make sure Photoshop is associated with jpg files (and any other files you want it associated with).
 

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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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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 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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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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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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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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Trying to download Itunes but after downloading exe. file and double clicking it shows "not a valid Win32 application"

Answer:"not a valid Win32 application"

chiass76 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!This is just a community self-help forum staffed by volunteers.We have no capability for debugging problems with third-party (i.e., non-HP) applications.For help with iTunes problems, since this is an Apple product,  you have to contact them for assistance.

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Can anyone advise why a game I can still play on any PC running windows 98 can't be played on my pc running windows XP Home. I have tried compatability modes (all of them!) just cant get the game to work. I get the thread title as the displayed error message. Any advice greatfully received.

Answer:not a valid win32 application

Are there any patches for the game available that may allow them to run on XP? Have you looked at the manufacturer site for some info re. XP?

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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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Hi .I have downloaded the latest version of MSN Messenger but when I try to install it I just get this message: install_msn_messenger_DL.exe is not a valid Win32 application.I have XPpro with SP2 installed.Can anyone please advise?regards

Answer:msn Not a valid win32 application

kat64,what site did you download it from.Dl.exe is a virus.click herethe right program is here.click here

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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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after i save something so i can check it out later when i try to open it i keep getting this"not a valid win32 application". Help!!!

Answer:i keep getting "not a valid win32 application"

What sort of file is it meant to be? It will need the correct extension in order to open, so check how you are saving it.

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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 read many replys to this problem and none has corrected. mine.
When I click on a .doc file corel word perfect 8 will not open the file and I get the error message stated. If i go to corel wp8,open it and then open the file it opens it ok.
The Icon next to the .doc file is not the wp8 Pen icon. It is a tablet.
I have gone to windows explore. tools, and fplder options ,file types and the wp8 pen icon is shown for .doc files. i have reinstalled wp8. I have used open with and selected wp8 and always get the error message stated.
Please give me an idea????
 

Answer:.doc is not valid win32 application

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Hi, recently when i try to run a setup file eg: msantispy/firefox and others,i get the message " not a valid win32 application "anyone know how to stop this happening,my system is clean,i use all the usual proggys mentioned often within this forum.My AVG is up to date as are my spyware definitions. Also my msantispyware is playing up with messages stating that various dll's aint unregistering and gives error number 1905. i think that the problems are connected.

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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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I have recently been unable to open .pps attachments received via email in outlook express. I have Power Point 3; Power Point Viewer; and Open Office. Non of these will open the .pps email files.

The error message I get is -

"C:\Documents and settings\deanewing\local settings\temporary internet files\content.ie5\NFPJ3PKS\nov2005.pps is not a valid Win32 application."

Answer:not a valid Win32 application

Hello and Welcome to TSF

You may try this

Open a new presentation.
Go to Insert -> Slides From Files.
Click on Browse and search for your .pps file.
Click on the .pps file which you could not open, and then click OK.
Click on Insert All, and then close the Slide Finder.
All the slides belonging to that .pps file should now be visible in this new presentation.




http://www.masterviews.com/2005/02/1...open_a_pps.htm

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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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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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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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After downloading the wlm 2011 from internet, when i run it from my computer it shows error "Not A Valid Win32 Application" how can i resolve this problem

Answer:Not A Valid Win32 Application

The 2011 version only works on Vista & Windows 7 - you need to google for the XP version (if you already have that, you can't upgrade to 2011 on xp).

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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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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

bmp

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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
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Answer:Need Help not a valid win32 application

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

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Have suddently got this message when trying to open up any picture from "my pictures". Any idea what causes it, and how it can be fixed. I know that yesterday I was able to double click on a pic in any of my folders in "my documents" and it would open up in my PSP programme, and now getting this "is not a valid win32 application" message.Any help greatly appreciated :)

Answer:"Is not a valid Win32 Application" - Help!

Did you download any updates just before the problem started to occur?If so download again and reinstall.

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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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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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