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D:\setup.exe is not a valid win32 application

I recently installed a new harddrive on my PC (Acer Aspire T180), and with that re-installed Windows XP.

I am trying to re-install a few progrms from Cd ... When I tried to open / run the cd's ... I get the error message "d:\setup.exe is not a valid win32 application".

Anyone know how to get rid of this or fix it ??



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  • dktozer Dec 05, 2008

    Sorry for confusion .. I have two PC's.

    A DVD/Cd burner in both ... I swapped the burners from PC to PC to see if it was a problem with the actual burner. But the problem burner worked on my other PC. And the burner I took off my extra PC, I put it in the problem tower .. and it worked.

    Hope that helps.

  • Dan
    Dan May 11, 2010

    ok, then it might be an issue with drivers for the 'problem' tower and the 'problem' cd drive. Check to see if there are any newer drivers to load.


    if your are ok with the swap, than leave as-is. Sometimes it is best to leave well enough alone.

  • Dan
    Dan May 11, 2010

    Do you have more than 1 cd drive? - Try using the other drive
    Make sure your cd drive drivers are current.
    And it may not work if the cd is a copy of the original program cd.


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I don't the problem in the drive, please try to copy the file to your desktop then run it again the same error appears, download the installer for your windows then try from the CD

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