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Program.exe is not a valid Win32 application

Question: Program.exe is not a valid Win32 application

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.

I looked at the thread titled ?x:\ is not a valid Win32 application? which led me to a dead link: http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=303395&sd=RMVP .

I have read and followed the instructions on the READ AND RUN ME FIRST and Vista Cleaning Procedure threads, but to no avail. I could not download the files on the infected computer, and so I used my personal laptop to download the scans to a flash drive. I plugged the flash drive into the infected computer and tried to run each scan as instructed by the threads. I have no logs to attach as the scans could not run. I took the following notes:
Could not open McAfee to empty quarantine folder. ?c:\Windows\system32\rundlll32.exe is not a valid Win32 application?

Could not run CCleaner. ?F:\C Cleaner.exe is not a valid Win32 application?

Could not be sure Msconfig was set for normal startup. ?C:\Windows\system32\msconfig.exe is not a valid Win32 application?

Could not follow Step 4; link to ?Uninstall Malware via Add/Remove Programs? did not work

Could not download Root Repeal because ?The bandwidth or page view limit for this site has been exceeded and the page Could not be viewed at this time. Once the site is below the limit, it will once again begin serving as normal.?

Could not install/ run SUPERAntiSpyware. ?F:\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe is not a valid Win32 application?

Could not install Malware Bytes. ?F:\mb.exe is not a valid Win32 application?

Could not run/ install ComboFix. ?C:\Users\Onixill\Desktop\ComboFix.exe is not a valid Win32 application? and ?F:\ComboFix.exe is not a valid Win32 application?

Could not run/ install MGtools. ?C:\MGtools.exe is not a valid Win32 application?

To get a better idea of what I?m dealing with, I ran Kaspersky?s online scanner. It found the following threats:

(My apologies for not attaching a log; the report was made on the infected computer and my [limited] experience workign with computers has taught me not to pull something off of an infected computer to put onto a clean one)

File- C:\Program Files\2wire\sst\VNC\MotVNC.exe
Name- ?not-a-virus:RemoteAdmin.Win32.WinVNC-based.b?
There are 2 reported objects infected by this virus.

File: C:\Program Files\Windows Antivirus Pro\Windows Antivirus Pro.exe
Name: ?not-a-virus:Fraud Tool.Win32.AntiVirusPro.nf?
There is 1 object reported infected by this one.

File: C:\ProgramData\19195324\19195324.exe
Name: ?Packed.Win32.Krap.r?
There is 1 object reported as infected by it.

File: C:\Users\All Users\19195324\19195324.exe
Name: ?Packed.Win32.Krap.r?
There is 1 object reported as infected by it.

File: C:\Users\Onixill\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\1ITK5PR2\Setup[1].exe
Name: Trojan-Downloader.Win32.FraudLoad.wmxc
There is 1 object reported as infected by it.
I hope that I have been thorough enough. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

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Preferred Solution: Program.exe is not a valid Win32 application

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Answer: Program.exe is not a valid Win32 application

Hello, Psychedea

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

Using BitDefender Online Scan

TrendMicro HouseCall

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

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

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

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

dr.m

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

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

Answer:program not a valid Win32 application

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

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

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

bascilly i cannot open any programs besides the internet.


HELP ASAP!
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OK, this is admittedly a strange one...

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

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

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

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

Color me frustrated,
Randy Reist (Lairbear)

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

Have you just tried removing the program and install again.

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

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

Answer:[Dup] Not a valid Win32 application

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:not a valid win32 application

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

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

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

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

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

I'm utterly confused as to what to do.

Answer:Everything is not a valid Win32 Application

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


Also look over the First Steps at Removing Malware

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

Answer:CSV is not a valid WIN32 application??

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

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

Answer:Not a valid Win32 application

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

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


Code:
Windows Vista SP1 64-bit

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:XXX.exe is not a valid Win32 Application

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

Answer:Not Valid Win32 Application

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

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I know just the very basics about computers, and don't understand what most forums are talking about. I have been searching for the fix to this problem for a while, but can't seem to figure anything out. First off my computer is a HP pavilion g6 and is only 3 months old. It's running windows 7 64 bit. I haven't had any problem with it whatsoever until today when I tried to get a excel document from online and when I tried to open the file it said "...not a valid Win32 application". I realized that this is happening with every Microsoft office program. I've already tried repairing Microsoft office which did nothing, and since then have seen many forums say use hijack this. I downloaded that and ran in, but it said I was denied write access to host files, and to edit the host file or run as administrator. Since the run as administrator option was not there I tried to edit the host file, however the line it said to delete was not in the host file. I have no idea what to do, any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:not a valid Win32 application

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started first.Then start a new thread HERE and include or required logs.Including a link to this thread will be helpful. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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

Answer:E:\is not a valid win32 application

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

Answer:... is not a valid win32 application

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

Cheers, Matt
 

Answer:Not a valid win32 application?

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

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

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

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



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

Answer:Not a valid Win32 application

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

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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:




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

Answer:Not a valid win32 application

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

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

Answer:not valid win32 application

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

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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

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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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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 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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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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Hi,

Whenever I try to run a program something shows up saying that it isn't a valid win32 application. I recently had an experience with Windows Police Pro and I used MBAM to get rid of it but apparently it didn't get rid of everything. I cant run another scan because then the win32 popup would show up again. I tried running safe mode and a scan but same results. I also tried installing fixers but I get the notice again. System restore doesn't work either

Please help!

Answer:xxx not a valid win32 application

You followed these instructions?http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...dows-police-proLouis

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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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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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I've installed a LiteOn DH-20A4P DVD RW Drive to replace my old DVD ROM. Whenever I put any DVD in whether it is a magazine cover disk or software I get the error message above.I downloaded the latest firmware from the absolutely rubbish LiteOn website, and this didn't solve the problem either.Has anyone got any ideas on how to resolve this. I've already taken two drives back saying that they were faulty. But now I'm beginning to think that it is my PC (an old Advent3509 running XP-Pro-SP2). I think I need to update the drivers on the motherboard.Cheers

Answer:E:\ is not a valid win32.exe application

Is this a USB2 and how old is the Laptop, As it needs USB2 to work at full speed. Saying that I have a External USB2 Hard Drive that works OK on Win98se at USB1.1

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

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

Answer:.exe is not a valid win32 application

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

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

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

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

Don't expect it to be fast and snappy.

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

Answer:cmd is not a valid win32 application please help

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

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

Answer:MSN not a valid Win32 application

click here

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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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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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I have tried to install United Devices Cancer Reaserch program on a new machine but get the message ud_agent_setup.exe is not a valid Win32 application. This seems somewhat strange as I am currently running the program on another machine (both running XP).The program is designed to run under XP, anyone have a suggestion please?

Answer:Not a valid Win32 application

Corrupt download? Try again.

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Hello all

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

hope this helps .

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Hi there,

I am having a major problem with my computer. I guess I did have a virus somewhere in my system, but thanks to your board postings I took care of it. Many of my programs are running fine, but some are not. When I click on a particular program, it tells me ?blah blah.exe is not a valid win32 application?. I really need to run that program and for two days I am trying to resolve the issue, but seem to make it worse. You are my last help before I seriously damage this machine. Any help is greatly appreciated.

KatCat
 

Answer:.exe not a valid win32 application

what application is it? what OS are you using?
 

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

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

Answer:D;\ is not a valid Win32 application

what is the exact error?
 

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

Answer:Not a valid WIN32 application

Hello Awfooie and to Bleepingcomputer

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

~Blade

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

Answer:not a valid win32 application

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

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

Answer:how to fix Not a valid win32 application

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

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Not a valid Win32 application?

I have downloaded NineMSN Messenger and when I run it it gives me a message stating it is not a valid Win32 application. My operating system is Windows ME. Help!!
 

Answer:MSN not a valid Win32 application?

You sure you got a good download? Tried re-downloading it? Sounds like the file is corrupt to me.

LNCPapa
 

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Hi guys,

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

P.S:

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

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

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

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

Answer:HELP! not a valid Win32 application

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

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most of the software si doanload always say its not a valid win32 application .pls kindly help me out.i use windowsXP,512 ram.DELL inspiron 1300.

Answer:not a valid win32 application

http://www.google.co.nz/#hl=en&sour...

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

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

Answer:XXX is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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

Answer:win32 not a valid application

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

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Okay, so here it goes. I recently installed my new motherboard (Intel D945GTP), new memory (1 gig DDR2), and a new video card (GeForce 6600 OC 512MB).

I have everything else working fine on my computer (had an issue with drivers before), except my DVD-ROM. I'm using an LG HL-DT-ST 4521B 52X DVD-ROM. Every time it tries to autorun any CD, it says D:\ is not a valid Win32 application. I've tried a number of CDs, none work. I've also used 2 other DVD-Rom drives, and I get the same reaction from them. One is a Sony, and the other is a LiteOn. I've also played around with the jumper settings on all of them, to no avail.

I can explore any CD, and I see the files that are on the disc. When I try to run any executable, I get this error: "D:\setup.exe Only part of a ReadProcessMemory or WriteProcessMemory request was completed."

I have googled this a number of times, and still have found no action or workaround that works for me. I've tried copying the files from the D: to my hard drive. Some files will copy, some won't. Particularly executable files won't.

To the best of my knowledge, I have the most current drivers available for all my hardware. If anyone knows ANY reason why this may be happening, I would be forever in your debt.

Thanks in advance,
-Kyle
 

Answer:D:\ is not a valid Win32 application

Woot. I fixed it. So this is for all those out there who are lucky enough to come across this forum page looking for this answer. Change your cable. That's right. Just change the little cable that connects the ROM to the motherboard. Simple as that.
 

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Hi Friends...                    I M keshav From jaipur,Rajasthan(India), doing Computer Engg. I have a keen Intrest to gain More Knowledge abt Computers...and when i Find This site......I Like it too much...This site is really Awesome.... ...Fabulus.. :-*i have no Words 2 Praise this site....Truly...Now Here is MY  Problem....Plz Give me the Correct n Easy To understand...solution:-I installed XP SP-2 on My PC,My PC has Mercury Motherborad,SATA 80GB HDD,CeleronD 2.53GHz.....after  it i insert Original Motherborad CD to Install...Via N Realtek and other applications.But there is a danger  problem ,any .exe File is not opened even unable to klik ...it takes too much time ...and whenever it clicked...a msg appear"Not A Valid Win32 Apllication" i try again and again but......................,this is really a very disguisting problem...i cant listen any songs ...bcoz sound and volume controller is not there....Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me...Plz solve out my problem....Plz Reply Me......Thanx .

Answer:Not a Valid Win32 Application....

Welcome to the CH forums.Please read this.

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hello all, i have some nasty stuff going on with my laptop. I clean friends and co workers pc's and laptops all the time usually with combofix and adwcleaner. this one is on the wifes laptop and for the life of me i cant get rid of the mess. Ive ran combofix and it cleared out a few files. the problem is adwcleaner and other similar programs from bleepingcomputer. I get " ...exe is not a valid Win32 application "
Ive tried tdss killer and others with the same error message.

any help or guidance is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for any assistance

-Steve-
 

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

Answer:*.exe not a valid win32 application

Anyone there?

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So....Im not quite sure how to get rid of the virus that is causing this not a valid win32 app since it wont allow me to open and antivirus programs.
Probably infected other computer I am working on unknowingly...I have tried CCleaner and superantispyware but get the same not a valid....
did scandefrag, nothing obviously wrong in the JHJT log...
I download everything from reputable sites.
I know I haad that invalid win32 thing before and then downloaded superantispy and did some tweaks of the command prompt and SASW found a worm.
The sucky thing is we both have dialup, so I am trying to avoid having to wait hours upon hours for stuff to download and then not work because of the win32thing.

Answer:Not A Valid Win32 Application

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

Answer:Not A Valid Win32 Application

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Please help....

I was trying to install TuneXP and ran into this error. I have fixed this once before, but not sure how again. Re-downloaded the application twice and re-ran the install, but with the same results. Can someone please help me out? Thanks a lot.

-Lostxn

Answer:Not a valid Win32 application

Check the file size it's probably less than 10k, it should be almost 1meg.

Try again at the website, this time by right clicking the download link and Save Target As.

I've emailed the author and asked if he could make a zip version available at his site. Sometimes Executables get chewed up travelling around the net.

If it's still a problem and you have XPSP2 then you might have to list drivershaven as a trusted site in IE security.

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

Answer:not a valid win32 application

john lame said:



not a valid Win32 applicationClick to expand...

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

 

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

Answer:Not a valid win32 application

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bit stuck what to do next ?

Answer:*.exe is not a valid Win32 application

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

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This is what happens when a friend attempts to install Corel v.12 from the original CD.
If he places Disk 1 in the drive it shows a Corel logo and then spends ages with the "spinner" before showing the title error message - E:\ is not a valid Win32 application.
He must be doing something wrong!
I would guess that he is doing something like a double click before the software has had a chance to spin-up by itself.
Any idea much appreciated.

Answer:E:\ is not a valid Win32 application

Site thinks that a link that I was going to post is spam! Basically it's an installation problem caused by a registry error or malware (unlikely from a CD) or a conflict with something else that is running. Try installing without anti-virus on.

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

Answer:not a valid Win32 application?

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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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