View Full Version : CIV IV not vaild win32 app?

20-04-2009, 02:28 PM
I'm running Windows XP Windows Media Center (a 32bit os) and wish to install my copy of Sid Meier's Civilization IV. I have done this a few times before and wish to install again (it is currently not on my XP due to me uninstalling it). However, on instering the disk, the autorun does not autorun, and when trying to open any file on the disk, or by double clicking on the disk in My Computer (which trys to make the disk's autorun start) , a pop-up comes up telling me that "E:\" or (eg.) "E:\Setup.exe" "is not a valid Win32 Application". I know it IS a vaild Win32 app.

What can I do to install and be able to run the game? :confused:

Thankyou in advance for any help,

20-04-2009, 02:40 PM
Well, it wouldn't harm to give your disk a check for any scratches or dirty marks. That can easily cause the computer to throw up a generic error message complaining it can't read the disk.

It sounds like you haven't actually unistalled it properly. This error message suggests there is corruption going on, but since it's relatively hard to corrupt a CD or DVD you might want to check your computer (My Programs, My Documents) for any stray CIV IV files.