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Application cannon be run in Win32 mode

I have a major problem! I am an advanced computer user that can't solve this one yet... Hopefully you can help. I keep getting the error message, 'application cannon be run in Win32 mode'. I get it whenever I try to launch a program, install a program, use the run command, even when I'm in Safe Mode. My Antivirus and Firewall programs are no longer in my sys tray and they are no longer running. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Shea

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  • too shea Jun 20, 2008

    OK. What is the smit fraud fix?



  • too shea Jun 20, 2008

    I downloaded smit fraud fix and I can't open it OR run the exe because it keeps giving me the same error, 'smitfraudFix.exe application cannot be run in Win32 mode.

  • too shea Jun 20, 2008

    I'm getting through the internet through the computer that has the problem. Yes, a chat would be quicker. unfortunately I don't have skype or ANY chat client installed. Also, I CAN'T INSTALL ANY SOFTWARE BECAUSE I KEEP GETTING THE ERROR. Sorry for the all caps but that is a major problem. Can I set up smitfraudfix to a bootable CD on say my laptop then boot into it from my computer that has the problem?



  • too shea Jun 20, 2008

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  • lost n south Sep 30, 2008

    I cant run the smitfraudfix because any exe. file I try to open gives that same fault "application cannot be run in win32 mode" including any antivirus programs etc.

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Hello i just got your request and it was not working with firefox please follow up with me here

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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    Lee N. Jun 20, 2008

    have you tried using smit fraud fix?

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    Lee N. Jun 20, 2008

    if you please allow me a few mins i will get links info and walk you thru the process

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    Lee N. Jun 20, 2008

    http://siri.geekstogo.com/SmitfraudFix.p...

    if you have skype or another program where we can get a "chat setup" this would be quicker, how are you getting to the internet? is it not being affected?

    my email is fixya@whypayforhelp.org, will give you other s/n's there have you checked ms config? for any odd programs starting up or a hijack this log?


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    Lee N. Jun 20, 2008

    i dont think smitfraudfix offers that, if you have aol instant messenger you can access it viahttp://www.aim.com/aimexpress.adp this link


    ok right click ont he smitfraudfix.exe file and i think its hold down ctrl then click on run as and try to run it as another user


  • Lee N.
    Lee N. Jun 20, 2008

    if you have access to another computer we can access you via your working pc then remote desktop in :)

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