"Could not load file or assembly or one of its dependencies. An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format."

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while debugging in VS, the error will be raised when starting debug in VS.

The error is below:

Could not load file or assembly 'p4dn, Version=1.0.1.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null' or one of its dependencies. An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format. 
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code. 

Exception Details: System.BadImageFormatException: Could not load file or assembly 'p4dn, Version=1.0.1.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null' or one of its dependencies. An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.

Source Error: 

An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.  

Stack Trace: 


[BadImageFormatException: Could not load file or assembly 'p4dn, Version=1.0.1.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null' or one of its dependencies. An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.]
   System.Reflection.Assembly._nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection) +0
   System.Reflection.Assembly.nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection) +43
   System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoad(AssemblyName assemblyRef, Evidence assemblySecurity, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean forIntrospection) +127
   System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoad(String assemblyString, Evidence assemblySecurity, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean forIntrospection) +142
   System.Reflection.Assembly.Load(String assemblyString) +28
   System.Web.Configuration.CompilationSection.LoadAssemblyHelper(String assemblyName, Boolean starDirective) +46

[ConfigurationErrorsException: Could not load file or assembly 'p4dn, Version=1.0.1.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null' or one of its dependencies. An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.]
   System.Web.Configuration.CompilationSection.LoadAssemblyHelper(String assemblyName, Boolean starDirective) +613
   System.Web.Configuration.CompilationSection.LoadAllAssembliesFromAppDomainBinDirectory() +203
   System.Web.Configuration.CompilationSection.LoadAssembly(AssemblyInfo ai) +105
   System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.GetReferencedAssemblies(CompilationSection compConfig) +178
   System.Web.Compilation.BuildProvidersCompiler..ctor(VirtualPath configPath, Boolean supportLocalization, String outputAssemblyName) +54
   System.Web.Compilation.ApplicationBuildProvider.GetGlobalAsaxBuildResult(Boolean isPrecompiledApp) +232
   System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.CompileGlobalAsax() +51
   System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.EnsureTopLevelFilesCompiled() +337

[HttpException (0x80004005): Could not load file or assembly 'p4dn, Version=1.0.1.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null' or one of its dependencies. An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.]
   System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.ReportTopLevelCompilationException() +58
   System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.EnsureTopLevelFilesCompiled() +512
   System.Web.Hosting.HostingEnvironment.Initialize(ApplicationManager appManager, IApplicationHost appHost, IConfigMapPathFactory configMapPathFactory, HostingEnvironmentParameters hostingParameters) +729

[HttpException (0x80004005): Could not load file or assembly 'p4dn, Version=1.0.1.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null' or one of its dependencies. An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.]
   System.Web.HttpRuntime.FirstRequestInit(HttpContext context) +8921851
   System.Web.HttpRuntime.EnsureFirstRequestInit(HttpContext context) +85
   System.Web.HttpRuntime.ProcessRequestInternal(HttpWorkerRequest wr) +259

When i create a C# project which use 'p4dn.dll' there isn't this error coming across.

this is my first ASP project, i also read the similar questions like "http://stackoverflow.com/questions/41449/i-get-a-an-attempt-was-made-to-load-a-program-with-an-incorrect-format-error-o" and "http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1648213/could-not-load-file-or-assembly-xxx-or-one-of-its-dependencies-an-attempt-was". They cannot address my problem.

how can I solve this problem?

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asked on Stack Overflow Oct 30, 2012 by Lei Zhang • edited Oct 30, 2012 by Alessandro Minoccheri

5 Answers

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There is now a menu option to run the 64bit version of IIS Express. From Visual Studio menu select Tools -> Options... -> Projects and Solutions -> Web Projects

Click the button for "Use the 64 bit version of IIS Express for web sites and projects"

answered on Stack Overflow May 15, 2016 by JBrooks
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Go to Respective ==> Site Application Pool ,

Click on ==> Advance Settings

     Change value of ==> "Enable 32-Bit Applications" from  False to True 
answered on Stack Overflow Dec 17, 2014 by BJ Patel • edited Jun 24, 2016 by BJ Patel
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I had this same error message trying to run (debug) a 64-bit MVC site using IIS Express 8.0. I verified that all my projects were targetting the x64 Platform.

The problem was occurring because Visual Studio runs the 32-bit version of IIS Express. The only way I could get it to work was to run the 64-bit IIS Express by executing the following command manually.

"C:\Program Files\IIS Express\iisexpress.exe"  /config:"U:\IISExpress\config\applicationhost.config"  /site:"Imaging.Web" /apppool:"Clr4IntegratedAppPool"

Then in your Visual Studio web project go to Properties, select "Use Custom Web Server", and enter the url to your site.

In order to Debug, go to debug > Attach to Process.. and then select your running IIS Express instance.

The Visual Studio team really should make this an option in the Project Properties.

answered on Stack Overflow Dec 31, 2012 by Andrew Brown
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-create a new IIS pool for your web site -Enable 32bit for this pool

answered on Stack Overflow Sep 3, 2013 by Grey Wolf
1

Localization project on Asp.Net with C#

Project was working fine on Local Machine. After uploading on IIS and Web Server, it did not worked and Could not load file or assembly 'App_global.asax' or one of its dependencies. This assembly is built by a runtime newer than the currently loaded runtime and cannot be loaded. was coming.

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After changing Application Pool to V4.0 from v2.0 on IIS, the error got resolved.

answered on Stack Overflow May 24, 2019 by Akshay Patni

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