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D: is not a valid win32 application

Posted by: Garry M.      2 Nov 2008 @ 18:44
D: is not a valid win32 application

In the last week both my DVD-ROM drive and my DVD-RW drive come up with the same error when i try to load a game dvd or try to install a programme
I have tried a system restore but that did not solve the problem, i have ESET antivirus
I can explore the disck and copy and paste the files to the computer and open them from there
I have looked on the microsoft database and find some very confusing info
Can Anybody tell me what this message is, What has caused the problem for future prevention and most importantly how to cure it

Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      2 Nov 2008 @ 20:38
RE: D: is not a valid win32 application

there is a pretty comprehensive answer to this here
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000726.htm

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Reply by: Alan B. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Cambridge, CB22      2 Nov 2008 @ 23:23
RE: D: is not a valid win32 application

Some viruses (or other malware) can corrupt your system settings and the effects can remain after the virus has been removed. The message reminds me of that kind of problem.

InCD, an optional component of the Nero CD/DVD burning software can sometimes cause problems.

As a workaround, copy the netire contents of your CD to a folder on your hard drive and run it from there.

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Reply by: Garry M.      3 Nov 2008 @ 16:52
RE: D: is not a valid win32 application

I found both replies of use, the first one for a new reference site but the second one concerning
InCd by NERO i found the most usefull, I uninstalled InCd and both Drives now work with no Problems
Now i only have to find an alternative to InCd
Thank you for your speedy help!

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Reply by: Alan B. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Cambridge, CB22      3 Nov 2008 @ 17:24
RE: D: is not a valid win32 application

The purpose of InCD is to make optical disks appear like floppy disks (remember those?) so you can quickly and easily copy files to the optical disk. But optical disks aren't really like floppy disks and in my experience programs that try to make them appear so (like InCD) never work very well. Accept it. The true successor to the floppy disk is the USB "pen" drive.

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Reply by: Garry M.      4 Nov 2008 @ 00:16
RE: D: is not a valid win32 application

True!

But Still depends on the bootable options of the sytem you have / A bootable floppy has aided me many times, i must admit usually to reformat drives
that have been corrupted by inexperienced users not having anti-virus/spyware or firewalls in place

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Reply by: garry m.      4 Nov 2008 @ 00:34
RE: D: is not a valid win32 application

Sorry

But i can afford to the lose of a floppy that is never returned but, The lose of pen drives NO

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Reply by: Paul S.      7 Nov 2008 @ 10:06
RE: D: is not a valid win32 application

I would like to bet you have recently installed Sp3 Incd doesn't work with Sp3 and neither does Vista, to correct this problem you need to go into the registry and remove one of the settings, if you are still having this problem email me direct and I'll send you the details of how to remove the offending registry setting, I use Incd and mine works fine now.

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Reply by: garry m.      7 Nov 2008 @ 13:09
RE: D: is not a valid win32 application

That is a bet you would win. unfortuantly SP3 has caused a lot of problems
I think it's to encourage people to migrate to Vista
but personnely i think i will wait for the next operating system to come out next year or have a dabble with a linux version
Thank you for your reply, i feel sure a lot of people will appreciate your input

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Reply by: Alan B. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Cambridge, CB22      7 Nov 2008 @ 15:01
RE: D: is not a valid win32 application

I remember the good old days when XP SP2 was released. Now that REALLY DID cause problems! I reckon any problems down to SP3 are pretty minor by comparison. BUT there were huge benefits in migrating from XP SP1 to SP2 whilst the benefits of migrating from SP2 to SP3 are minor. So I reckon the SP3 update has a higher pain/gain ratio than SP2!

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Reply by: Michael B. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Abercarn, NP11      10 Nov 2008 @ 17:11
RE: D: is not a valid win32 application

This is a little off topic but just wanted to add a comment about the SP2 and SP3 issues. I have Installed SP2 on hundreds of machines since it was released and not had one issue. However, I have had customers how have reported problems following a SP2 and SP3 installtion. In my experience SP2 & SP3 problems are usually caused when customers install the SP on an already unstable system with virus, spyware or other software/hardware related issue.

Every system I personally have done the install on have either been rebuilt due to hardware issue or have recently had system errors repaired or virus/spyware removed and SP's have gone on sweet as a nut.

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Reply by: johnsons f.      28 Sep 2018 @ 09:43
RE: D: is not a valid win32 application

We Need Help How To install Eset Antivirus. http://eset.antivirushelplineaustralia.com/

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Reply by: johnsons f.      28 Sep 2018 @ 09:43
RE: D: is not a valid win32 application

We Need Help How To install Eset Antivirus. http://eset.antivirushelplineaustralia.com/

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Reply by: johnsons f.      28 Sep 2018 @ 09:44
RE: D: is not a valid win32 application

We Need Help How To install Eset Antivirus. http://eset.antivirushelplineaustralia.com/

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Reply by: johnsons f.      28 Sep 2018 @ 09:44
RE: D: is not a valid win32 application

We Need Help How To install Eset Antivirus.

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