DAMIEN HULSMANS asked on December 28, 2012. Status: Answered & Closed.
» when I try to open ANYTHING on my laptop in vista, i get this message C:\Windows\system32\wow64cpu.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support. If I try to reinstall anything it comes up as an .exe file which I cannot open. So when I try to fix it i fail. PLEASE HELP!
An exe file issue can result from a windows DLL file error. On the whole, the exe file runs programs and can be used as a delivery system for viruses or other malicious programs. Viruses often reside to .exe files (TrojanDownloader:Win32/VB.JV, for example); they can be running in the background, infecting or compromising the computer.
Besides, whenever an exe file is initiated, it can call a DLL file to check whether the necessary space is available in your hard drive. It will also check if any similar code already exists in the system and then helps the exe file to only write the source code which is necessary in the system.
If you encounter an issue related to both exe file and dll file, normally it should be dealt with at the same time, just because they interact as both cause and effect. That's why DLL Suite is invented. This suite has three built-in features of fixing exe virus infection, sys file errors and dll file problems. It works after removing the viruses with antivirus software.
Download DLL Suite, install and run > Click Dashboard menu and > Click Scan DLL Errors button > Click Fix DLL Errors button after the scan. And all the problems are fixed, because of the above three built-in features in the Dashboard menu.
EMMETT JONES replied on January 6, 2013
- DAN DELEON replied on January 2, 2013: » Windows Live Media have these four dll's linked to them; C:\Windows\System32\ntdll.dll; C:\Windows\System32\wow64.dll; C:\Windows\System32\wow64win.dll; C:\Windows\System32\wow64cpu.dll.
Manually register the dependent .dll files for this error and see if this resolves the issue.
To do this, Click the Start ORB / in the Search Line Type Command / Right Click on the Command Prompt from the programs list / Select RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR / In the command prompt type
regsvr32 /s ntdll.dll and hit enter / then regsvr32 /s wow64.dll and hit enter. / then regsvr32 /s wow64win.dll and hit enter. / then regsvr32 /s wow64cpu.dll and hit enter. Try to open your programs again.
- MEIER KIERAN replied on January 3, 2013: » I have the EXACT same problem that started right when I tried to use the Windows Live Blog application on my 64-bit Vista computer. I tried the above solutions and neither one helped! I also tried a system restore but failed. Does ANYONE have a solution to this? I am SO frustrated and upset at how easy it was to totally incapacitate my computer! HELP
- ROBERT WHITE replied on January 3, 2013: » Open Google, Search for "wow64cpu.dll" i think it's like the 3 or 4th site that pops up that allows you to download it. Place in the system folder. The folder is C:\Windows\System32. Check Disk for deleting that file, why would a CHECK DISK delete a required system file?
- JAMES KIM replied on January 5, 2013: » try the SFC /SCANNOW command from the /Start ORB / and in the search line type SFC /SCANNOW - enter. To see if there are any errors that it cannot correct. If it corrects all errors try to open programs again.
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