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.EXE is not a valid Win32 Application
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.EXE is not a valid Win32 Application

.EXE is not a valid Win32 Application

(OP)
Dear all, could you support me please

I'm facing an horrible issue

When I try launch any application I got this message . exe is not a valid Win32 Application.

Thank you in advance

RE: .EXE is not a valid Win32 Application

I get this whenever an EXE depends upon a DLL that is not registered with Windows. Have all the EXE's dependencies been registered?

James P. Cottingham
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RE: .EXE is not a valid Win32 Application

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Are you trying to run a 64-bit program on a 32-bit system? Try using http://www.dependencywalker.com/

RE: .EXE is not a valid Win32 Application

Could be bad memory. I would test the memory.

"Living tomorrow is everyone's sorrow.
Modern man's daydreams have turned into nightmares."

RE: .EXE is not a valid Win32 Application

The file could have been corrupted.

RE: .EXE is not a valid Win32 Application

It's not a file that causes the error to be thrown - it's any application that the OP tries to open.

"Living tomorrow is everyone's sorrow.
Modern man's daydreams have turned into nightmares."

RE: .EXE is not a valid Win32 Application

Are you able to go back to a prior point in time via System Restore?

Have you tried scanning system files with sfc /scannow?
Here's a reference if you need it: https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-sfc-scannow-to...

If you run a bootable CD instead of Windows, do you have problems? If not, that might help eliminate memory issues.

"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:57

RE: .EXE is not a valid Win32 Application

It sounds like, for whatever reason (possibly malware), the association for 32-bit executables may be damaged/corrupt.

Try using FixExec from bleepingcomputer.com to reset the association back to Windows' default(s).

Hope this helps...

RE: .EXE is not a valid Win32 Application

Although I'd normally just consider it time to reinstall the system if it's feasible, that sounds like a good tool to keep handy. Thanks for the mention and link, Rick998.

"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:57

RE: .EXE is not a valid Win32 Application

(OP)
Hey everybody,
I reinstalled the entire OS . Everything is working now.
So I lost all programmes which stored in other partitions (all exe files) they are all 0 kB.
Thank you for your great support.

Regards

RE: .EXE is not a valid Win32 Application

0kb? Don't forget the anti-malware and system backup software this time. bigsmile

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