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Everything is not a valid Win32 Application

Question: Everything is not a valid Win32 Application

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.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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

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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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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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Has anyone come accross this, some of my programs used to work fine upto about a week ago when each time i click on it it says "its not a valid win32 application" and it wont start up. I have tried repairing windows, tried repairing registry, run antivirus and spyware, I did find some some spyware and a virus but even after all been quarantine it still wont work. I think the virus and spyware are not related to the problem. has anyone got a solution to this would be appreciated.

Answer:Its not a valid win32 application

Not a valid win32 Application click here

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

Answer:... is not a valid win32 application

click herethis may help...

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

Answer:not a valid Win32 application

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

thanks..

Answer:Valid win32 Application

Are you trying to download it from the internet?

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

Answer:.doc is not a valid win32 application

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

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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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Hello all

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

hope this helps .

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

Answer:CSV is not a valid WIN32 application??

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

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


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

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

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

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

If anyone has any idea please let me know thanks!

Here is the Hijackthis log:

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

Answer:Need Help not a valid win32 application

Hi and welcome to TSF.

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

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

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

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

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

This thread will now be closed.

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

Answer:is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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

Anyone please help!

//zootix

Answer:is not a valid Win32 application

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

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

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

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

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

Issue is solved,thank you all.

Answer:not a valid win32 Application

Hi bergmoser,

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

System Restore - How to

Safe Mode

Hope it helps

SIW2

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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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Running a Dell Laptop Insperon 640M, Windows XP. A hardware issue with the laptop's wiring leaves the attached display 100% dead, and forces me to rely on an external (Dell) monitor.Yesterday, I decided to update my Malwarebytes Anti Malware program.Shortly after doing that, I discovered AVCare had let itself into my computer. Mbam.exe wouldn't launch, though it would display in the list of active processes under the ctrl+alt+delete menu. After Googling the issue (and winding up here), I decided to try renaming MBAM.EXE to MABM.BAT. This worked, I found ~150 infected objects, and cleaned them without really looking them over. Rebooted at Malwarebyte's request to finish the job.This morning found me with "Google installer" being unable to launch, infected with "Windows Antivirus Pro," and svchost.exe also asking me to send an error report. ViewMgr.exe is unable to launch. I am not familiar with the functions of the last two. I also had what appeared to be a legitimate, XP message informing me that my Firewall had been disabled. Attempting to run MABM.BAT(.exe) gave me a popup (from Windows Antivirus Pro) that the item is infected. renaming again didn't fix this. I ctrl+alt+del'd to close the Windows Antivirus Pro, knowing it'd be back up within a few seconds. I then attempted to launch MBAM while WAVP was down. It launched, I started the scan, and left for work, asking my older brother to finish the scan.I return after a 10 hour shif... Read more

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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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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.

Just as an extr... Read more

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

Answer:Not a valid Win32 application

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

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Hi,

I really need help.

I seem to have become infected with some kind of virus that is slowing the system right down and has blocked pretty much all of my anti-virus and malware software.
If I try and run these programs I get the message "xxx.exe is not a valid win32 application".

I read the "this topic" above and followed everything, however

> dss.exe didn't seem to run correctly, it gave me the ".. I will inform you when I am finished" message, I clicked ok and it was gone
and then after a few seconds the system froze, including mouse. This released after a few seconds and nothing else happened. I tried
a few times.

> I scanned my computer with the Kaspersky Online Scanner. It told me that the scan was fine. I have posted the report below.

If anyone can offer any help it would be really appreciated.

Dangerfield.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 4:16:15 PM
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
Kaspersky Online Scanner version: 5.0.98.0
Kaspersky Anti-Virus database last update: 22/05/2008
Kaspersky Anti-Virus database records: 792525
Scan Settings
Scan using the following antivirus database extended
Scan Archives true
Scan Mail Bases true
Scan Target Critical Areas
C:\WINDOWS
C:\DOCUME~1\danger\LOCALS~1\Temp\
Scan Statistics
Total number of scanned objects 36104
Number of viruses found 0
Number of infected objects 0
Number of suspicious objects 0
Duration of th... Read more

Answer:Xxx.exe Is Not A Valid Win32 Application

In addition, I can not turn on a firewall as I get the same message when opening SYGATE, and Windows Firewall has a problem and can't open.

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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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Hiya,

I'm trying to work out why I am unable to run a number of .exe files. For example everytime I attempt to run Hijack This I get the message

HijackThis.exe is not a valid Win32 application. Not sure whther this is related but I did have problem with the XP Internet Security Malware but have followed your removal instructions and Malwarebytes says I have no objects infected.

I'm not sure whether this is related but I'm also unable to switch on the Automatic Updates on my Windows Security, I've tried to switch it on in the Security centre and in the System Properties.

Can you help? I am running Windows XP.

Thanks Contwo

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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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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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I have problem wih main windows
1= There is sometinng happenned to my computer and may sound devise dissapear see attacment1 windous tel me that I dont have a sound card and heve to bay one!
I repair this problem as rastart the computer with last know good configuration
2 and then i see that may antivirus nont star i have NOD32 i try to repayr promlem as puting new antivirus avast but problem is that is I recieve the mesage this is not a valid Win32 application -attacment 3 I try with 3 step hier http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=139685 and hier http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=139313
combofix, spybootdestroy and SUPERAntiSpyware is give me the same mesage this is not a valid Win32 application
i install mgtools I send mgtools zip
cccleaner not start furstly but after strating Malwarebytes Anti-Malware v1.30 and cleaning it start but not help mush!the problem is not solvet i do not install any antivirus becouse of the masage and i dont have search tools in windows see attachment 3 in zip file named search
i have to appologaise for my english , english is not my native language
Can enyone help me!
 

Answer:not a valid Win32 application

When you ran MGTools.exe, did you get any error messages? Did you fail to agree to the user license for HJT?
If you did get an error message, see this: Using MGtools

Let's also do this:

Open notepad and copy and paste the following text in the quote box into the window:




sc stop srosa
sc delete srosaClick to expand...

Save this as fix.bat
Choose to save as all files.
Doubleclick fix.bat and let the program run.
A small black dos window will flash, this is normal.

Copy the bold text below to notepad. Save it as fixME.reg to your desktop. Be sure the "Save as" type is set to "all files" Once you have saved it double click it and allow it to merge with the registry.





REGEDIT4

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_SROSA]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_SROSA\0000]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Enum\Root\LEGACY_SROSA]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Enum\Root\LEGACY_SROSA\0000]

Click to expand...

Now run the C:\MGtools\GetLogs.bat file by double clicking on it. Then attach the new C:\MGlogs.zip file.
 

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

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

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

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

Answer:*.exe is not a valid win32 application

Hello

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

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3





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

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

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

Answer:Not a valid win32 application

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

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

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I 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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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?

Thanks in advance for all rep... Read more

Answer:xxx.htm is not a valid Win32 application

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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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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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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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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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hello people, how are you

to day i catch a maleware which i dont know its name

after a restart my NOD32 disabled Spybot and all the other cleaning software
are "invalid win32 application" trying to enter in safe mode ended with a blue screen.

trying to startup with only the minimum elements through MSCONFIG, doesnt help, my system restore is turnd off, i cant figure out what to do

please save me! i dont want to install XP all over again :cry

i search the net for a solution very hard every thread find out to be a dead end


I will appreciate any help
 

Answer:Help please (is not a valid win32 application)

please people
try to help me

i know this issue discussed alot
but every case is different

i need someone to guide me step by step
 

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Hello,
I have just downloaded 2 .ISO files from my university's website so that I can use a program at home. I also had to download a batch file to combine the two. This was performed with no problem.
The instructions on the uni website say to mount the combined ISO on a virtual drive, or burn it to media.
I have mounted it on a virtual drive, but when I try to run the program, I get the above error message.

The strange thing is is that I can see inside the 'disc', so can navigate all the way through. I know I'm running 64 bit, but the ISO provides both 32 and 64 bit versions of the software, and both produce the same message (except with the path of the .exe file added on to the E:\ drive. )
I would like to get this software up and running in the next couple of days, but my computer is not letting me!

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated,
Many thanks,
Tom.

Answer:E:\ is not a valid WIN32 application

Are you able to copy the software directly from the virtual disc onto a folder on your local drive and run it from there?

What program is this? There may be related issues that I can delve into material for that may pertain to this.

Also, if you want, you can do a Procmon log of the error. Run Procmon, then attempt to run the program, then when the error message is displayed click the Capture (magnifying glass) button on Procmon and then save it as a file (select "All Events" option) and zip it up and send it over. Also notify me of the name of the .exe so I can identify it in the log (since they can get pretty large).

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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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My daughter woke up with an unexpected icon for a Windows Police Pro and almost all of her programs including her Avast Antivirus give her the error "not a valid win32 application" We tried deleting the file, but it came back. We cannot run Hijack this verision on her computer.
 

Answer:not a valid win32 application

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Let's see if we can get some info so that we can determine which system file has been corrupted. That way we can try to replace it.

Download and save the below to your PC (save it anywhere you can find it. The Desktop is fine). Then double click on it to run it.

AVPFind.bat

It should take a couple minutes to run. You will see a black command prompt window while it is running and it should close when it is finished. Once it finishes, attach the c:\avplog.txt
Now download and Run exeHelper

Please download exeHelper to your desktop.
Double-click on exeHelper.com to run the fix.
A black window should pop up, press any key to close once the fix is completed.
Post the contents of log.txt (Will be created in the directory where you ran exeHelper.com)
Note: If the window shows a message that says "Error deleting file", please re-run the program before posting a log - and post the two logs together (they will both be in the one file)
Next, try running the below online scan:

http://www.superantispyware.com/onlinescan.html

Reboot immediately after scanning if it finds and removes anything. Let me know if anything was found. See if you can save a log with it and attach it in the next reply.

Now run a scan with MGtools and attach the log. Using MGtools

Next post please attach:

c:\avplog.txt
log.txt (from exeHelper)
SAS log (if you can)
New MGlogs.zip

 

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Hey, i have a very annoying problem and i hope you could help me!

Since yesterday, everything i download and try to open is "not a valid win32 application", while all archives i try to open are "either in unknown format or damaged"(archives that i download), and every torrent i download is not a valid torrent file!

i can open everything except the files i downloaded yesterday and today.

i read about a bagle, or beagle or something like that. i was thinking it might be it, or just another stupid bug

i'm using 32 bit vista home premium 6 build 6001

the files i tried to open are definitely not corrupted! i tried to download vuze, a new version of msn, about 20 different torrents and so on. nothing works.

also another thing i noticed, is that sometimes firefox stops at 3 kb/s or 2 kb/s and just freezes the download. i wonder if it's related?


thanks!
 

Answer:** is not a valid win32 application

Uhm...someone?
 

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

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Hi All,

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

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

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

My operation system is Windows XP.

Many thanks.

- Ryan

Answer:Not a Valid Win32 Application

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

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

Answer:cmd.exe not valid win32 application

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



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

Answer:Not a valid Win32 application

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

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

Answer:sys exe not a valid win32 application

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

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The subject title really say's it all. I have gotten this message several times when trying to run certain new applications. For instance, my Canon creative home and printer Cd just won't run. I alway's get error's when I start it up. I was able to go to Canon's home page and dload the driver I needed to run my printer, but I have no access to any of the Printing Progam's like American Greeting's and Crayola and all of that. My Canon application is just one example. This error has also occured when trying to run certain game's and other applications. If auto run does kick in half way through dload from disc it will say, "This file is corrupt or missing" It goes on to say " "This program has performed an illegal" etc..

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

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

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

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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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