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E:SETUP>EXE is not a valid Win32 application

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Sagey, Jan 11, 2004.

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  1. Sagey

    Sagey Thread Starter

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    I am running Windows XP HE . I have no trouble downloading and installing programs from the internet. However when I attempt to install anything from my program disks, I get the message that: E:SETUP.EXE is not a valid Win32 application. This occurs even with software that I have previously successfully installed on the system before. I have checked for viruses, none found. I'm at my wits end on this. I've tried everything I can think of.

    Please help!
    Thank you all,
    Sagey
     
  2. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator - Gone but never forgotten

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    Welcome to TSG! ;)

    Is the E: drive the one you are trying to install it on?

    Oops, I guess that's probably your CD-ROM right?? :rolleyes:
     
  3. Sagey

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    Thank you for the welcome.

    Yes E: is the CD rom and I am trying to install to C:

    off the subject.....My dogs think I'm great too:D
     
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    Just out of curiosity, is the CD autorunning, are you using Start>Run, or are you actually going to Windows Explorer to execute the setup?

    Is there any chance that the drive letter has changed? Has it ever changed?

    MBN

    EDIT: NEVERMIND.... :D
    Read one thing, understood another....
     
  6. Sagey

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    They don't Auto-run. I tried to install throw Windows add/remove ...then tried it through Run and i did try it in Windows explorer too. I keep getting the same message, E:SETUP.EXE is nort a valid Win32 application...the funny thing is I have sucessfully installed the same software in Windows XP before without any problem.
     
  7. bassetman

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    Are you running Norton AV?
     
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    No I'm running Trust Antivirus. I also ran the online Trend Antivirus and it didn't detect anything either.

    TY for hanging in there with me on this problem.
    Sagey
     
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    SYMPTOMS
    When you attempt to install a program on a computer that runs Windows XP for 64-bit platforms, you may not be able to do so, and you may receive one of the following error messages:

    Install.exe is not a valid win32 application.

    "Setup.exe is not a valid win32 application.
    CAUSE
    This behavior can occur if the program you are trying to install uses a 16-bit Install.exe or Setup.exe file. Windows XP for 64-bit platforms does not support 16-bit programs. "

    Yes this sounds like the problem. The mystery is that I have installed the same software before successfully. Is there any way around this?
     
  11. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator - Gone but never forgotten

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    They don't offer any solution do they! :(

    I don't know what to suggest :(
     
  12. Sagey

    Sagey Thread Starter

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    Thanks so much for trying. It wouldn't matter so much if one could afford to invest several hundred dollars in new software. I wondered if some of the Windows XP updates might be the culpret, as the software went in fine just a few months ago. I though of uninstalling the updates, just to see. I really am hesitant to do that though, with all the security issues.

    Sagey
     
  13. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator - Gone but never forgotten

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    Well, I recently did the latest security update for Win 98 SE and had to do a scanreg /restore to get back on the internet. I think I'll stick to my own security measures vs. letting M$ screw my OS up! :rolleyes: ;)
     
  14. Sagey

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    LOL, maybe I should go back to Windows 98 SE. :)
     
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    May not be a bad idea! ;)
     
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