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..is Not A Valid Win32 Application

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#1 RichieP


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Posted 18 January 2006 - 05:37 PM

One of my PC's is running 98SE.

When I double-click on the IE icon on the desktop, I get the little box pops up. The top line is blank, then it says is not a valid win32 application The weird thing is, if I right-click on the icon and select Open it starts up OK. Not a major problem but very annoying.

Second thing, if I click on a link on some sites, I get nothing happening and Error on page in the bottom left of the status bar. These are java links that it seems to be happening, where a little pop-up box should pop up.

It's IE6. I've run the Internet Explorer Repair Tool twice (in System Information).

I've set java to Medium in Security.

I've done Start > Run and all of these:
regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll
regsvr32 Shell32.dll
regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll
regsvr32 Mshtml.dll
regsvr32 Urlmon.dll

Any other suggestions gratefully received.

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 01:07 PM

Hi there RichieP

I recommend you take a read on the microsoft site here:


It has a variety of instructions to remove the error :thumbsup:

David :flowers:

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 05:42 PM

Thanks for the reply. I'll give that a go. One thing, that page relates to IE 4.0. Will I be able to do the same for IE 6.0?


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