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*.exe is not a valid win32 application

Hi everybody

In my windows XP Pro I can't run any .exe file from my DVD Rom, but I can run them on my hard drive, Even I can't copy anything from a DVD to my hard drive. and when I run .exe file there is some prompt message like "setup.exe is not a valid win32 application" or something like that.

I would really appreciate if anyone can help

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marked as duplicate by quack quixote, Ivo Flipse Mar 19 '10 at 22:57

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please don't post the same question multiple times. if this indeed a separate issue, you need to clarify how it's different for us. earlier question: superuser.com/questions/121160/… –  quack quixote Mar 18 '10 at 11:45

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I've just checked my DVD rom model in Device manager section, and update the firmware. and it does solve my problem. thanks everybody

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Well, just based on the info you have in your post, it looks to me like you have a 32 bit system and are trying to run a 64 bit application on it. This won't work.

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It could be a cyclic redundancy error, due to an unreadable disc. Try cleaning it.

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