32 bit programs won't run in Windows 7
My sony vaio laptop with pre-installed Windows 7 (home premium) was running fine till I shut it down on 29th December 2010 late night.
When I started the machine on 30th December 2010 I observed that neither internet explorer nor Google chrome was starting
(when I clicked the icon nothing happened).
I then searched for solutions online.
After sometime I observed that no program in "my programs (x86)" folder was running.
I then tried internet explorer (64 bit) and it started successfully.
I therefore concluded
that my system is not running 32 bit programs now.
I checked for viruses and spyware also but the system came out clean.
Prior to shutting the system down on 29th I didn't install any new program etc.
I have tried many forums, I found similar problem on one microsoft support website but no solution was posted there.
I will really appreciate some help in this matter.
Thanks a lot.
Syed - Canada
Keys to the Problem 32 bit programs won't run in Windows 7
Thanks for your response.
I actually ran this command earlier too but no integrity violations were detected.
However, the problem seems to have been corrected.
I ran the action center detection from control panel > trouble shooting.
It detected a malware
(browserModifier:Win32/Zwangi) and removed it.
After that the system seems to be working fine and stable.
Thanks again for your help.
Syed - Canada
In this method we will try to Boot in Safe mode with Networking and see if the error still persists.
- Search "MSCONFIG" and Open.
- Click on Boot Tab
- Tick Safe Boot in Boot Option
- Select Network.
- Click Apply and OK.
- Reboot your System.
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