not valid

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by rick_422, Jul 10, 2002.

  1. rick_422

    rick_422 Guest

    can anyone tell me, what it means when an error box comes up saying "not a valid win32 application" (look at screenshot)
    this happens after i try to run the program, it is just a game that i downloaded
    im running XP Professional, and i have previously run this game, but that was when i had Win98
    could it have something to do with XP??
    i have tried the compatibility wizard thing and that was no help
    cheers
    Andrew
     
  2. surge

    surge OSNN Senior Addict

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    sorry dude it looks liek that games not going to work wiht XP at all :( theres nothign you can do even with compatablity wizzard.
     
  3. rick_422

    rick_422 Guest

    that makes me sad :(
    thanks for your reply surge!
     
  4. Lukas

    Lukas Real Name No Gimmicks

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    Isn't it possible that the download got screwed up?


    Greetz

    Lukas
     
  5. NightHawk_450

    NightHawk_450 OSNN Addict

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    that is not a download error....It is clearly un compatible with winXP.................period
     
  6. engel59

    engel59 Guest

    Did you try: Start > Programs > Game Name.
    Now right mouse click on it and choose Properties.
    There should be a compatibility Tab; click on it.
    Change it to run in 98/ME mode.
     
  7. rick_422

    rick_422 Guest

    i tried what you said engel 59
    but sadly, it didnt work
    oh well
    thanks for your replies guys
    cheers