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Opening A Downloaded Program Get A Error Message


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#1 jsm083

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 01:07 AM

When opening a program i downloaded i get a error message, can anyone please give me some help on this one as i do not have a clue what it means or what i have to do. The error reads

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\file i downloaded.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

This has happened for a few programs i have tried to download and cant seem to get them to work

thanks for any help

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 03:25 AM

Hello and :thumbsup: to BC

First and foremost about this, have you scanned your computer for Any sort of malware before / after doing this download as it may be infected, Just a thought

Secondly, what type of program are you trying to download, if its a simple program such as an AV , or a free game or something like that, from a trusted site, it should not be giving you an error such as that

if its an older exe file maybe it just won't work with your xp, Just a couple of thoughts to toss out there


Hope to hear from you soon

#3 jgweed

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 03:10 PM

Generally, this error message is caused by:
1. Incomplete download of or corrupted files. Try downloading the files again.
2. Your computer is infected with a virus that has damaged the .exe file. Update your AV and have it thoroughly scan your hard drive.

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John
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