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invalid win32 application error


Whenever i try to run the manager i always get the same error:
C:\Documents and Settings\DELL\Desktop\MC Server manager\ECN MineCraft controller.exe is not a valid win32 application.
Is there anyway to fix this? ive never had this error msg before and have no clue what to do and ive been trying for about a week now to get it to work sooo yah. help would be very much appreciated.
Thanks -jared_brian_
Closed Sep 28, 2013 at 1:08 PM by EdwardNutting
Closed since issue has been seen before and cannot be properly resolved.


EdwardNutting wrote Sep 28, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Hi Jared,

Windows has two basic versions: Win32 and Win64.
32 means 32-bit and you are running on 32-bit hardware.
64 means 64-bit and you'd be running on 64-bit hardware.
For more info on the different search Google :)

You can run any Windows program (32 or 64-bit) on Win64.
You can only run 32-bit programs on Win32.

The error message you are receiving is complaining that you are trying to run a program "that is not a valid Win32 application." This is because Minecraft Server Manager is a 64-bit (only) program. You will not be able to run MCSM on your machine as-is. There's only really one way around the issue:

Buy a 64-bit computer with 64-bit Windows.

I'm sorry that it isn't really a very good solution but there's not really any other way around it. MCSM cannot be compiled to 32-bit because Java throws exceptions when you attempt to start the minecraft server. Many hours have been spent attempting to work round this but I haven't found a resolution so far.

Sorry and all the best,

wrote Sep 28, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Jared_Brian_ wrote Sep 28, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Oh well thank you for trying at least :) if you do find a way to make it work on a 32 bit hardware please let me know.
Thanks for responding so quickly -Jared_Brian_