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Windows 7: An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.

29 Apr 2018   #1
Garciamk4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.

After performing Syprep and moving the HD to a different machine I've been experiencing this Problem, It does appear to be at Random recently its been popping up on startup.

I'm not sure what program is causing this, I wish i can narrow it down any Ideas?


Windows 7 64bit
i7 2600 16gb ram GTX 970

Error Message (An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.)


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29 Apr 2018   #2
Paul Black

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Garciamk4,

Have you looked in the Startup to see what is running?

Start > type msconfig in the search box and press Enter, then click the Startup tab.

I hope this helps!
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29 Apr 2018   #3
Garciamk4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes these are the programs currently running on startup I currently disabled the Audio Drivers to see if that was causing the issue witch is why its currently unchecked......An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.-oko.jpg


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30 Apr 2018   #4
Paul Black

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Garciamk4,

Are you sure the CCleaner version is 64-bit, the same as your OS?
I have CCleaner but I don't have it in the Startup, I don't see a need for it there.

I hope this helps!
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30 Apr 2018   #5
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Garciamk4,

Thats a very unusual setup, generally
the OS shows in the Boot tab and ALL the MS services should show here.
Are you dual booting??

Its possible that this is causing the error.

this error message also appears when C++/Netframework programs cannot intepret the the bitness correctly,
ie 32 or 64, you could uninstall/reinstall them see if this helps.


Roy
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30 Apr 2018   #6
Garciamk4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Hey Everyone

I've checked and CCLeaner is definitely 64bit version, This os was actually running on an older setup Intel Core 2 quad Q9650 never had that message pop up until recently when i've decided to run a Sysprep.exe to strip the OS from the drivers installed on the last motherboard so that I Can switch everything over the newer setup.

Everything was Successful everything seems to be in order, with the exception of the above error. Funny thing is it doesn't happen to pop up on every startup, for Example yesterday it popped up on startup but today it didn't, at times it will pop up during the day at random.

The Screenshot above only shows the Startup programs as I got rid of some, below I will post the service section.


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30 Apr 2018   #7
Garciamk4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Garciamk4,

Thats a very unusual setup, generally
the OS shows in the Boot tab and ALL the MS services should show here.Roy
Shot in section [#3] only shows programs as I got rid of some unwanted ones, I've re-posted on section [#6] to show the services


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Are you dual booting?? Roy
Negative (not booting in dual boot)



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
this error message also appears when C++/Netframework programs cannot intepret the the bitness correctly,
ie 32 or 64, you could uninstall/reinstall them see if this helps.
Roy
Yes I've tried, When trying to install via the Installer it would not allow it, as it instructs me to do this via Programs and Features, which I've also done by Un-checking the Net framework section followed by a Reboot then Re-enabling the Net-framework via programs and features to no avail.

I've also installed the latest version which did go through successfully but still unfortunately am getting the error.

I've Also created workaround Script to see if (not to get rid of the issue but instead see if it will help get rid of the message as I Saw somewhere it was recommended via Microsoft support forums)to no avail the message still pops up @ random. :-(
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01 May 2018   #8
Garciamk4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Any Advice Guys

So today listening to Youtube browsing through Facebook the Message Appeared once again, Computers' been running for about an 1hr so its got to be some program trying to start in the backround? I'd really like to narrow down the faulty program that's causing this any Ideas?

An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.-1234.png


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01 May 2018   #9
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Garciamk4 View Post
So today listening to Youtube browsing through Facebook the Message Appeared once again, Computers' been running for about an 1hr so its got to be some program trying to start in the backround? I'd really like to narrow down the faulty program that's causing this any Ideas?

Attachment 403797

System Explorer will help you zero in on the culprit causing this issue. Give it a look! Hope it helps. "FYI" Run the Security Check after the install, You will find it very useful.
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02 May 2018   #10
Garciamk4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
System Explorer will help you zero in on the culprit causing this issue. Give it a look! Hope it helps. "FYI" Run the Security Check after the install, You will find it very useful.

Thank You Lance will give system Explorer a try.
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