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Not A Valid Win32 Application


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#1 wilkie

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 09:25 AM

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.
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Posted 20 October 2006 - 09:42 AM

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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#3 wilkie

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 09:48 AM

I haven't re-installed windows xp, its a windows xp upgrade on top of windows 98. I have checked all the connections and they appear to be fine. The hard drive is a 160GB SATA Seagate Barracuda and the DVD-Rewriter is Sony and IDE.

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 11:12 AM

See if anything here helps:
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#5 wilkie

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 11:30 AM

fanks for help but nothing applies

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 03:56 PM

:thumbsup: I have every sympathy with this problem.

My version of the problem is this.

For ease of exchange of files, as in the Open University UK, I save all files as .RTF.

If I click on a file ending .RTF or .rtf this error message pops up.

If I start by opening the word processor first and then open the file - no porblem. This applies to Star Office and to WinWordXP.

If I change the ending to .doc, as Star Office is the programme I use most, it opens without any problem.

The problem that then arises is that I also transfer files to my palm top Jornada which runs Pocket Word. When it imports .doc files it converts them to .pwd, Pocket Word, files. These cannot be read when transferred back.

So I want my .rtf files to open properly. My laptop came with XPPro installed and all the programmes I use are compatible with this system.

It appears to have a bug which gives this error message built in.

So whats the answer? :flowers:

Peter H.

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 05:00 PM

What application do you have as the default for rtf or whatever other files are causing you a problem?

And, are those types of files supported by those applications?

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 05:02 AM

Thanks for your response.

In Folder Options > Files types I have asked that rtf files be opened by Star Office as default.

However when the rtf files show up in the folder index the attached icon is MSWord.

This is anomolous in itself! It seems to demonstrate the Microsoft determination to own everything!

doc files show a StarOffice icon - as they should. StarOffice opens documents in the rtf format rightly when they have the doc ending.

All other files types appear to operate/open as they should.

Thanks for your interest.

All good wishes,

Peter H. :thumbsup:




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