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
  2. surge

    surge OSNN Senior Addict

    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

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


  5. NightHawk_450

    NightHawk_450 OSNN Addict

    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