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Windows xp error

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I get a error setup.exe is not a valid win32 application whenever i try to install any software from my cd - rom. but the same i can install when i open in safe mode. My operating system is Windows xp professional. This problem has started recently but previously i use to install from the same cd- rom. please help.

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  • sambha Nov 12, 2007

    From the same cd-rom i can install Window xp after formatting.

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So you can run a windows cd but cant run other apps?

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