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WOWEXEC caused an error

By nlarabee ·
"WOWEXEC caused a General Protection Fault in module MMSYSTEM.DLL AT 00A:0032." I get this error everytime I try to load a program that is not specifically compatible with Windows XP. Some of these programs I used previously on this same operatingsystem. How can I eliminate this error and go back to running my programs?

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by DKlippert In reply to WOWEXEC caused an error

Try All Programs - Accessories - Program Compatibility wizard.

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by nlarabee In reply to WOWEXEC caused an error

Sorry, didn't help. I've tried it before.

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by maprime12 In reply to WOWEXEC caused an error

wowexec is the program that supports the environment for 16 bit
programs, so it is likely that the fault is in the installer of the
program you are trying to set up. Try All Programs - Accessories -
Program Compatibility wizard, say you want to run that setup and tell it
to do so in Windows 95 mode. Not certain - but worth a try.

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by nlarabee In reply to WOWEXEC caused an error

Sorry, didn't help. I've tried it before.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to WOWEXEC caused an error

from XP box, also try going to windowsupdate.microsoft.com and downloading the application compatibility update...

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by nlarabee In reply to WOWEXEC caused an error

Sorry, I already have the compatibility update, in fact I suspect it may have caused the problem!

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by magellanix In reply to WOWEXEC caused an error

WOWEXEC.EXE is a program to handle programs not designed for XP such as DOS (16 Bit) programs. The function which the program is trying to run is not available in WOWEXEC in other words, WOWEXEC can't handle some action by the program, some things cause this is when the program tries to direct access to the hardware, NT doesn't work that way, no program has direct access to a hardware, they must pass though some other layers. You either have to have another partition and install Win98 or Win95 on it, have it dual boot.

Otherwise it is no go, Look in the program's website or forums if there are any versions available for newer OSes like XP, 2k or there might be some patch, try google.com

I just hate this MS thing... XP is compatible with this and that... BS! The program compatibility is a joke man, I had the same problem before, instead when the program starts, it just dies.

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