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Not a valid win32 application

By kevinlaw72 ·
I am trying to install 2 different programs on a Compaq system and will get the error "Not a valid win32 application". The games will load fine on another PC. I have tried formatting and reinstalling the original hard drive, then even installing a new hard drive, but still get "Not a valid win32 application". What can be done to get these to install?

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by dchrista In reply to Not a valid win32 applica ...

Had a similar problem and it was hardware related (incompatible CD-ROM drive). Copying the source files locally and running the installation should fix the problem.

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by kevinlaw72 In reply to Not a valid win32 applica ...

I am still getting the same error message even after doing this. Thanks though!

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by NetTek In reply to Not a valid win32 applica ...

I agree with the first answer that it could be a hardware problem. The CD-ROM drive could be the problem, but also check display properties to make sure that the correct video adapter driver is installed.

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by kevinlaw72 In reply to Not a valid win32 applica ...

Same error message.

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by dchrista In reply to Not a valid win32 applica ...

I really think it's a problem with the CD-ROM drive. Try replacing the drive and running the setup utility. My original response to copy the files locally would just replicate the problem. Also wouldn't hurt to use a lens cleaner on the drive if it's old and gets a lot of use. Sounds like it's a burned copy too. Recommend burning another copy at a lower write speed, using different software, or using different format because the copy may have missed the "entire" executable file content.

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by kevinlaw72 In reply to Not a valid win32 applica ...

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by tgeoff In reply to Not a valid win32 applica ...

I had this also turned out to be a virus
get fprot from cnet.com as somtimes
even formating does not get rid of a virus as some reside on the boot sector
if you decide to format again fdisk first
and try that
good luck

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