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Getting: can't run 16-bit windows program cannot find file

by NeoMalfoy / January 30, 2009 2:14 AM PST

I try to install a new program on my computer
I keep getting
"can't run 16-bit windows program cannot find file c:/ktvstand820/setup.exe(or one of it's components) check to ensure the path and file name are correct and that all required libraries are avilible."

Before I stared to install my Adware Adwatch popped up and said "Pocess activity Ad-watch live has detected ntvdm.exe(3584)as a suppisious lowprocess. We recommend blocking it"

as I did not now what ntvdm.exe was i wentto google and looked it up found it to be a windows program and was about to ALLOW process because I figured it was something needed for the program I was installing to run . But when I went to allow it the message from adaware had dissapeared without any direction from me. That's when I got the 16bit error message the first time. I tried restarting the install and now all i get is that message...

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At this point I toast Adware.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2009 2:22 AM PST

To remove it's blocking.

But this is Vista so old programs may never run again unless we put them into a (free) Microsoft Virtual PC.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2009 2:23 AM PST
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