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Suddenly Chrome browser does not start, my Windows 7 x64 is complaining:

Error message screen

In translation:

The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you’re running. Check your computer’s system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher.

Reinstalling did not help. The things that changed and I have noticed are system updates and Java update.

Any ideas, what to do to resolve the issue or troubleshoot it?

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Does the error message give a file name? – Chris_K Apr 8 '10 at 17:09
I does: c:\Users\WooYek\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe – WooYek Apr 8 '10 at 18:12
up vote 0 down vote accepted

Uninstall, restart, and reinstall through google pack did the trick, unfortunately all my settings are gone :(

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