Computer Fundamentals Index

Computer Introduction Types of computer Characteristics of computer Uses of computer History of Computers

Computer Languages

Low Level language Middle level Language High level language

Computer Generation

Generation of Computers Second generation of Computers Third generation of Computers Fourth generation of Computers Fifth generation of Computers

Peripheral Devices

Input devices Output device


Block diagram and basic components Control processing unit (CPU) Software Hardware


Computer Memory Registers Memory Hierarchy RAM Vs ROM Understanding file sizes (Bytes, KB, MB, GB, TB, PB, EB, ZB, YB)

Computer Network

Types of Network Types of Area Networks (LAN, WAN, MAN) TCP Flags

Computer Virus

Computer Virus

Computer Ports

Computer Ports


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How to fix a not a valid Win32 application error

The “not a valid Win32 application” error occurs on Windows. Users get confused when they see it. It means our current version of windows does not support or is not able to run what we are running on it. If the program is an early Windows program, we may get this “not a valid Win32 application” error. If you are running any program on the computer and receive a "not a valid Win32 application" error, it means your computer is giving message you the program has failed authenticity testing. And your computer cannot run that particular program.

This error often occurs when you change the version, like using different versions 64-bit and 32-bit versions. To fix this error, we have to reacquire the file from the place where we got it. The file may be a worm or virus.

How to fix a not a valid Win32 application error

For both interfaces, i.e., for 64-bit Windows and 32-bit Windows, Win32 is the programming interface. Like API (API – Application Programming Interface) interface. 32-bit applications are developed by windows.

The Virus: Win32/Xpaj is the virus, which infects the local files. Virus: Win32/Xpaj can be known as a family of viruses, which is capable of infecting other things.

Location: Win32.exe is located in the c:\Windows\System32 folder.

Reasons why occurs this Error

  • Because of hardware incompatibility, this error occurs.
  • If the program file is corrupted, this error occurs.
  • If the file is infected, the "not a valid Win32 application" error occurs.
  • Uninstalled software is causing a Win32 error.
  • Because of bad sectors and also hard drives, this error occurs.
  • Incompatibility is also the reason for this occurrence of error.
  • If the programs are developed for other operating systems and those programs when run on Windows, this error will arise.

How To Get to Win32?

First of all, navigate to the Windows Systwm32 folder. Then, click the "Start" button, and we need to select "Computer". We can "computer" on the left side, click it. Here, we need to locate and click on the “(C:)” drive. Find the system32 folder by clicking on the windows folder.

Now, will know the reasons why this “not a valid Win32 application” error occurs.

This "not a valid Win32 application" error occurs when you get extension issues, missing data or infected data, 32-bit cannot run 64-bit program and when Windows cannot run mac and Linux programs.

Let us know more about a few issues clearly.

32-Bit cannot run 64-bit

Computers that are running on 64-bit or higher processors with 64-bit operating systems can read 64-bit code only. So, when you try to run 64-bit Windows programs on a 32-bit computer, you will get a "not a valid Win32 application" error message. Now, in this case, you have to understand that this error is not caused by malfunction but is stating that the program is not running a valid 32-bit code and the program has a valid 64-bit code.

Missing or Infected data

The “not a valid Win32 application” error message occurs when there is missing or infected data happens, as the computers will store an incomplete file on the hard drive whenever a download is interrupted and cannot complete. Since it is incomplete, the file will not be able to execute. And, because of a malware function, the file itself could fail to execute. The malware has been able to change the program so much that it fails to run and errors out. Malware attacks and infects the executable files.

 File Corruption

When a computer user tries to open bribed program, this error may come out. File corruption can cause programs to crash and malfunction while in use or damage the program so much that it cannot run, depending on what data gets damaged.

Not a Windows 32 Application

If a particular program is designed for other operating systems which you are using, and if you run the program on Windows, this error will occur. Another reason is if the particular file is flawed or if it is just incompatible with the Windows version, this error will arise. So, like this, there were many other reasons why this error occurred on windows.

Installing a Program from a Compact Disc or Any Other Disk

If you are trying to install an application and receive this "not a valid Win32 application" error, you have to check whether the CD is correct and it is clean. A dirty or bad CD may be to blame as it was not copied completely to the computer system before or after the installation.

Running a Program from the Computer

If we are running the software from a shortcut, we need to check if that particular program is still present on the computer. We may get this error in some situations when the particular program is no longer installed on the computer system. Also, if the computer system has a corrupted or bad hard drive, it fails to store the program on the disk. Users can use defrag and ScanDisk on the hard disk to check potential errors.

How to fix this error?

There are some methods that may help you out to resolve this problem.

Program Reinstallation

As mentioned previously, this error can occur when there are corrupted files. When we use warned websites or other unknown things to download the things, there may be chances of downloading corrupted files. So, the things that you are going to download should be verified. By this method, you can fix the “not a valid Win32 application” error. After using this method, if the error does not solve, try other methods.

Running The Program as an Administrator  

To fix this "not a valid Win32 application" error, we choose this method if the above method does not work.

Follow the steps to fix the error.

  1. Right-click the program was encountering the error "not a valid Win32 application".
  2. Choose "Properties" now.
  3. Find run this program as an administrator by clicking on compatibility.

Check Bad File

You need to make sure that the file you are downloading is supposed to be a .exe file. you should never rename a file directly. Every time when you create this .exe file, you have to make sure that you are going to compile this file for Windows. Used designed software to convert files to make executable files. Compilation can also be done.