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maryjs1

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:tazz: I am unable to get ms works to work on my win 98..when i try, the message ....not a valid win32 application..never had this problem b4. it has always worked prior to this..i did not add any new programs or install anything lately..



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Edited by maryjs1, 23 May 2005 - 07:55 AM.

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Murray S.

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Howdy:

Try THIS fix..

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hello,
i did it and the error message is still there..not a valid win32 application..what on earth does that mean anyway?
thx
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Do you have your MSWorks cd handy??

It usually means a corrupted file and that could require a re-install!!

One last thing.. can you post the EXACT, entire error message??

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Edited by Murray S., 23 May 2005 - 08:12 AM.

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it says...C:\ProgramFiles\MSWorks\MSWORKS.EXE is not a valid Win 32 application.
My cd drive does not work because it is off track...it was stuck one time and i used a knife to pry it open so i pulled it off the track...
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cd-rom's are a dime a dozen now.. get a new one and replace the broken one as you need to re-install MSWorks!!!

Without a working cd-rom, should Windows ever crash, you would never be able to repair it!!

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Hi Murray,
thanks for the tip..but i do have one other question about this msworks... why did this happen? I did not change anything on the pc regarding adding programs and such.
ty
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Can't answer that.. Could be a bad sector on your hdd where the msworks.exe file resides .. could have been a bad shutdown or the file simply corrupted.. :tazz:

This sort of thing happens all the time!!

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Just a thought, where did you got the installer? Is the application you are trying to install designed to run on the platform? What I meant was, it could be that the MSWORKS you had in hand was designed to run on eg.: Pocket PC,Smartphones,PDA,etc. and other Operating Systems(OS). That is why it states that it is not a valid Win32 application.

I need you to verify the specs and requirements of MSWORKS.

Edited by kool808, 25 May 2005 - 02:21 AM.

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