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genuinecheck[1].exe is not a valid win32 application RRS feed

  • Question

  • When I try to run geniunecheck[1].exe, which I just downloaded from the Microsoft website, I get an error message stating that it is not a valid Win32 application.

    I tried to run the diagnostic tool MGADiag[1].exe (also freshly downloaded from the Microsoft website), I get the same error.

     

     

     

    Wednesday, February 28, 2007 2:53 PM

Answers

  • Hi CSKeggs,


    The file geniunecheck.exe is provided for download when someone tries to Validate using a Firefox Browser and MGADiag.exe is downloadable at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012.

    I have downloaded both, just now, and had no problems running the applications.

    The possable causes for this issue are:

    1) Files became currupt during download

    Try: Clear your cache using these instructions http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/using/howto/customizing/clearcache.mspx and then try downloading again into a NEW location.
    (and do not use a download manager if you did during the original download)

    2) If the hard disk drive is corrupted or bad it can also cause working programs to fail either because not all the data can be read from the hard disk drive or because the program has become corrupted while on the drive.

    Try: Run scandisk and defrag on the hard disk drive to check for any potential errors.

     


    Thank you,
    Darin Smith
    WGA Forum Program Manager


    All Users: Please go to http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1255325&SiteID=25 before posting a question.

    Thursday, March 1, 2007 1:28 AM

All replies

  • Hi CSkeggs,

      Would you tell use a little about your computer and the OS that is installed on it? (Brand, What OS is it, Version, 32 or 64bit, so on). Also, provide the URLs that the applications were downloaded from.

    Thank you,
    Darin Smith
    WGA Forum Program Manager


    All Users: Please go to http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1255325&SiteID=25 before posting a question.

    Wednesday, February 28, 2007 7:39 PM
  • I have a HP/Compaq NC8000 laptop, runnug XP pro SP2 (32-bit)

    I don't know the URLs...I closed out the browser after none of the downloads would run.

     

    Thursday, March 1, 2007 12:00 AM
  • Hi CSKeggs,


    The file geniunecheck.exe is provided for download when someone tries to Validate using a Firefox Browser and MGADiag.exe is downloadable at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012.

    I have downloaded both, just now, and had no problems running the applications.

    The possable causes for this issue are:

    1) Files became currupt during download

    Try: Clear your cache using these instructions http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/using/howto/customizing/clearcache.mspx and then try downloading again into a NEW location.
    (and do not use a download manager if you did during the original download)

    2) If the hard disk drive is corrupted or bad it can also cause working programs to fail either because not all the data can be read from the hard disk drive or because the program has become corrupted while on the drive.

    Try: Run scandisk and defrag on the hard disk drive to check for any potential errors.

     


    Thank you,
    Darin Smith
    WGA Forum Program Manager


    All Users: Please go to http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1255325&SiteID=25 before posting a question.

    Thursday, March 1, 2007 1:28 AM