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.wmf File "not A Valid Win32 Application"?


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#1 scottybaseball

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 06:25 PM

OK, I have this Art Explosion Clip Art Collection that I have always been able to use. My computer crashed about 2 months ago, so I had to get the hard drive reformatted and had to start all over. Reinstalled Illustrator, and went to open some clip art, but I get a pop-up saying that the file is "not a valid Win32 application".

Any ideas? This worked fine before I had the crash, and this is the only thing that isn't working properly now.

Suggestions would be much appreciated!

Thanks,

Scott

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 06:37 PM

Hello,

The file itself may have been corrupted, in which case you may need specialist tools to repair it. There is the posibility of infection by malware.
How old is the hardware of the system? also what security products are you running?
Regards,

Alan.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 06:39 PM

I'm thinking the file is fine. When I attempt to open it on my laptop, I have not problems at all.

The system overall is probably close to 4 years old, with the DVD Drives closer to 3.

I'm running AVG which the tech who fixed my hard drive installed?

Thanks,

scott

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 06:55 PM

On a hunch, I restarted the computer in safe mode and attempted top open the file. Same result.

Could it be AVG? Or might have AVG changed some setting on my system?

I also saved the file to my computer and then tried to open it and got the same result.

These files will open in all of my other graphic/picture applications, just not Illustrator, which is the one tool that I need to use them in.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:24 PM

It could be a problem with the Illustrator tool. Have you tried uninstalling it and re installing it?
Regards,

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:30 PM

Yes, I did that today thinking that would take care of this, but no luck.

It's the Creative Suite, and it will open in Photoshop, but not Illustrator.

Scott

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:12 AM

That is strange, I would advise doing some free online virus scans to make sure that your system is not infected.
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
Regards,

Alan.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:20 AM

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000726.htm

Have you tried uninstalling then reinstalling the program in question? Check for any updates and install same?

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