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What triggers wowexec.exe

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ken Cav, Feb 11, 2003.

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  1. Ken Cav

    Ken Cav Thread Starter

    Jul 27, 2002
    WhenI attempt to use the Acquire facility in my image editor, the hour glass appears for a lengthy time. I found a program running called wowexec.exe. I terminated it, and the image editor connected with the scanner. What caused wowexec.exe to run? Why, when I end the process is the connection between my image editor and scanner completed?
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    WOWEXEC.EXE is a "shim" to run 16 bit windows applications on a 32bit Windows O/S. If your scanner driver is invoking it, you need to look for a proper driver for your O/S for the device. It may also be the image application, but in any case, it's time for an upgrade.
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