Drivers cannot be open.

Zubi - Nov 7, 2008 at 07:28 AM
 MAK - Dec 14, 2008 at 08:00 AM
When i double click on any drive i have recived the following msg.
D:\ application cannot be open in Win32 mode

Please help me.

1 response

xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,826
Nov 7, 2008 at 09:41 AM
Go to Start/Run and type :

reg.exe add "HKCR\Drive\shell" /ve /d "none" /f

then type:

regsvr32 shell32.dll

If this doesn't work - try this


when you open any drive letter from your pc it gives the following error

c:\ application can not run in Win32 mode
d:\ application can not run in Win32 mode


To correct and solve this error follow this procedure

Run Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del or right click on Taskbar)

Stop wscript.exe process if available by highlighting the process name and clicking End Process.

Then terminate explorer.exe process.

In Task Manager, click on File -> New Task (Run...).

Type "cmd" (without quotes) into the Open text box and click OK.

Type the following command one by one followed by hitting Enter key

del c:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a
del d:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a
del e:\autorun.* /f /s /q /a

c, d, e each represents drive letters on Windows system. If there are more drives or partitions available, continue to command by altering to other drive letter. Note that you must also clean the autorun files from USB flash drive or portable hard disk as the external drive may also be infected.

In Task Manager, click on File -> New Task (Run...).

Type "regedit" (without quotes) into the Open text box and click OK.

Navigate to the following registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Check if the value name and value data for the key is correct (the value data of userint.exe include the path which may be different than C drive, which is also valid, note also the comma which is also needed)


If the value is incorrent, modify it to the valid value data.
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