Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

1 Answer

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

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • 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

    I'm now signed up with AIM Express my user name is whateveryoushea.

  • 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.



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 426 Answers

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

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

  • 3 more comments 
  • Lee N.
    Lee N. Jun 20, 2008

    have you tried using smit fraud fix?

  • Lee N.
    Lee N. Jun 20, 2008

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

  • Lee N.
    Lee N. Jun 20, 2008

    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, will give you other s/n's there have you checked ms config? for any odd programs starting up or a hijack this log?

  • Lee N.
    Lee N. Jun 20, 2008

    i dont think smitfraudfix offers that, if you have aol instant messenger you can access it via 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 :)



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

Win32 tour application has blocked my laptop..please help me !!!

Theres not many information regarding Win32 Tour Application. It will show you phone numbers to call i believe.
Sadly theres not many that have solved this problem too. If you can boot to safe mode (by pressing F8 during initial boot) then try running your antivirus from there.
I would suggest downloading the free version from
If that would not solve the problem reformating and reinstalling your OS will be the best move.
Good Luck.

Jun 20, 2011 | Lenovo 3000 C200 Notebook

1 Answer

Worm.win32.autorun.blw virus appear in my system i already use kesper sky, but not solved. please advise a solution. thanx

When the executable is run on the victim's machine, the worm copies itself to the following locations:
  • %Application Data%\remove.exe (Copy of itself)
  • %Application Data%\autorun.inf
Where %Application Data% = c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data
Autorun.inf has following command
Exp: [autorun]
The worm adds a Run entry in registry so that it executes itself at every startup:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    "(Default)" = "%Application Data%\remove.exe"
Symptoms -
  • Presence of above mentioned files.
  • Presence of registry entries mentioned above.
Method of Infection Method of Infection - This worm spreads by using autorun.inf on shared drives and removable devices.
Removal - A combination of the latest DATs and the Engine will be able to detect and remove this threat. AVERT recommends users not to trust seemingly familiar or safe file icons, particularly when received via P2P clients, IRC, email or other media where users can share files.

Thanks for using fixya..

Sep 14, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

How to remove Win32/Renos.IT

Download this tool

  • Restart your computer
  • Just before the computer begins to startup and before loading Windows press F8
  • A selection menu should appear
  • Select the line that says “Safe Mode”
  • At logon prompt, log in as the usual user.
  • During Windows Start process it will prompt you if you would like to continue running in SafeMode, press Yes
  • You should now see your Desktop but in a low resolution mode only.
  • Make sure no other application or windows is open
  • Run smitfraudfix that you download first
This will solve your problem

Jun 25, 2009 | Intel Motherboard

1 Answer

C: application cannot run in win32 mode ...huh???

may be your system restore disk omnly supports system 64 .

Nov 14, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

1 Answer

D:\ application can not run in Win32 mode

go to start-run c:
if u can open it your sys is malware infected if u hace winxp sp2 pro and fat32 or ntfs partition.
scan your sys with avast ,qiuck heal and symantec update

Mar 26, 2008 | PC Chips (M925G) Motherboard

5 Answers

Error: "The application cannot be run in win32 mode"

Open my system, click mycomputer and then opening only c drive, but D,E,F drives are not opening, if telling application cannot be run in win32 mode ( how can i solve the problems.)

Jan 07, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

7 Answers

Open drive

Go to Start/Run and type :

reg.exe add "HKCR\Drive\shell" /ve /d "none" /f

then type:

regsvr32 shell32.dll

Dec 18, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC Logo

207 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Computers & Internet Experts

micky dee

Level 3 Expert

2909 Answers

Piyal Perera
Piyal Perera

Level 3 Expert

528 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18411 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides