winevdm: can't exec

Dominik Strasser Dominik.Strasser at
Sun Aug 17 03:05:57 CDT 2003

Dmitry Timoshkov wrote:
> "Dominik Strasser" <Dominik.Strasser at> wrote:
>>The attached patch hacks^H^H^H^H^Hfixes this problem. Obviously, this 
>>binary doesn't contain a valid PE header. OTOH it seems to be a valid 
>>Windows binary (I haven't checked it myself). Maybe somebody with a more 
>>deep insight into this can come up with a better fix.
>>         if (( << 4) < sizeof(IMAGE_DOS_HEADER))
>>-            return BINARY_DOS;
>>+            return BINARY_PE_EXE;
> Of course the patch is wrong. How it can be that an .exe has no a valid PE
> header but it seems to be a valid PE executable? You have to investigate
> what that file is in reality.
I know that this patch stinks. But the .EXE is valid. It works under 
Win98. PE Explorer shows the information.


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