keep getting 'not a valid WIN32 App error message

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by LCMJ, Jun 25, 2007.

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    LCMJ Guest

    I have a new Vista windows Basic system. When I try to download SKYPE or MSN
    Messenger I get the error message and the program download closes. Also the
    download time is very long.
    Is there a fix for that or is something wrong with the computer? --
    LCMJ, Jun 25, 2007
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    Jack Guest

    Have you learned in school how to ask questions?
    Jack, Jun 25, 2007
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  3. You'll get this "not a valid Win32 app" error when Windows tries to run an
    EXE or DLL file which is not actually an executable. This can happen if the
    EXE or DLL file is corrupted or damaged. It can also sometimes happen if you
    try to download a file by choosing the "Open" option - that makes Windows
    download and run the file in the same operation; if it tries to run the file
    before it's fully downloaded, you would get the same effect as a corrupted

    When you download, say, Skype, try saving the download to disk first. And
    then run the downloaded file from wherever you saved it on disk.

    Unless you mean you get this error even when you try to download and save to
    disk, without opening the downloaded file - in which case, something has got
    messed up on your computer.

    Hope it helps,
    Andrew McLaren, Jun 25, 2007
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    LCMJ Guest

    Thanks Andrew. I'll give it a try saving the download to disk. I'll let you
    know what happens.
    LCMJ, Jun 25, 2007
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    Stephan Rose Guest

    Have you learned in school how to properly post? Apparently not.
    Stephan Rose, Jun 25, 2007
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