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"Invalid Boot File Format" when starting "jobs" feature

The information in this article applies to:

  • WinWay Resume 6.0 or later


When starting the "jobs" or "resources" feature, the message "Invalid Boot File Format" appears.

More Information

The most likely cause is a "firewall" or "security" program that blocks access to the WinWay web server.  To correct the problem:

  1. Reboot your computer
  2. Start Internet Explorer and make sure that you can visit
  3. If you have an internet security program such as "Norton Internet Security," configure the program to allow WinWay Resume (winres.exe) to access the web
  4. In WinWay Resume, try the "jobs" feature again, this time watch out for warning messages from the security software (e.g. "Are you sure you want to allow this program to access the web?")

If you cannot correct the problem, here is a quick workaround:

  1. As an alternative for the "jobs" feature, visit
  2. As an alternative for the "resources" feature, visit this page

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