Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 not opening any 32 bit programs

16 Oct 2011   #1
herewegomez

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 not opening any 32 bit programs

So far, iv tried fixing things with the Windows 7 install disk, and have run a ton of anti virus/malware/spyware stuff. They found nothing. I also cant restore to a earlier date. This all happened after some Oct 14th windows updates. From what I read, it does some stuff to your registry keys? Other than that, I have absolutly no idea. It wont even open x86 programs when its in a safe mode startup or during a clean boot. I also tried making a new user in case mine was curropted, but that didnt seem to do anything either. Would completly nuking my harddrive and reinstalling be my only option at this point?


I dont have a soundcard. I have a MA785GT-GT Gigabyte motherboard with onboard 7.1 surround. I tried to download the drivers for it, but I cant run that program either. I cant run anything thats not stricly a x64 program. Also, whenever I try to open a media file outside of a x64 program, I get a prompt that says Server Execution Failed. That only happens with media files

As a side note, If it is a registry foul-up that happened in the update, could registry reflection or redirection in the
WOW6432node do anything? Registry keys are confusing to me, could someone tell me anything about this?


If worst comes to worst ,what is the best way to go about formating a harddrive? I'v never had to do it before. I have Hiren's boot CD and that has a pretty agressive nuking program.Would that be the best way to go about it?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
16 Oct 2011   #2
ddadda82

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

To format a harddrive you can use build in function in Windows.

But to reformat your system drive, you will need your Windows DVD/CD to do so. Or other bootable CD that can do formatting function.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 not opening any 32 bit programs




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 freezes while opening certain programs
I am recently having severe issues with Windows freezing (or hanging, not sure) when trying to open a set of programs. Specifically when I open any video game the laptop freezes and stops responding to any inputs. Sometimes it freezes partially, as in I am allowed to open new tabs on chrome, but I...
General Discussion
Computer keeps opening up different windows and programs by its self!?
Maaann my computer has been acting up ever since I uninstalled Google Chrome I took it to a computer repair shop they told me it has a virus and the other problem is that it doesn't have a genuine copy of Windows 7 that uninstalling Google Chrome has nothing to do with the issues I'm having but due...
General Discussion
Windows 7 Programs opening slowly
So about a week ago my computer started to take 30+ seconds to open up programs, but only after I start up a big program that takes up resources. I have defraged the computer, uninstalled multiple programs, i still cant seem to figure it out. Here are my system specifications: Windows 7 Home...
Performance & Maintenance
windows media center is opening instead of all installed programs
i am using windows 7 ultimate x86. if i tried to open any installed programs then it opens windows media center only. please resolve this issue as soon as early.
General Discussion
Have problems with Windows 7 not opening some programs
for sometime now i have been having problems with none of my printers and devices loading. along with that it seems to affecting MS word ans Smart Notebook. i have system restored numerous times and it starts off just fine. but with in the next day or two it reverts back to not loading printers and...
General Discussion
Programs Not opening in Windows 7
Hello all, this is my first time here, I have become recently frustrated with my programs not opening up on windows 7. the programs that won't open are all internet browsers, norton, any games (except for ones like solitaire) and it's been lagging quite a bit lately. I searched a little through...
Software


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:24.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App