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#1 spngbobis4me

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 08:09 AM

I keep getting a pop-up on my desktop that says file error cannot find VBRUN300.DLL. I don't know why? can you tell me how to fix this please?
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Posted 24 May 2008 - 08:24 AM

This appears to be a file pertaining to Visul Basic 3.0. If you use Visual Basic 3.0 or have it on your system you can download the dll here:

http://www.xmission.com/~psneeley/Shareware/VB300.htm
Does this look like an OldGrumpyBastard or what?

#3 spngbobis4me

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 05:32 PM

I do not have visual basic on my computer so I don't know how I am missing the dll file? if I download the dll file how is that going to fix it if I don;t have the program on my pc?

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 06:08 PM

Hello.

Well since you don't have Visual Basic, we can delete the registry key without fear. I'm curious to find where it's being started from though. I suspect that it was installed on your computer at one time and then uninstalled incompletely.

Would you kindly search your registry for the value that is trying to start it?

We will first need to download a tool. Download regfind.zip to your desktop. Extract the contents to its own new folder on your desktop and name the new folder regfind.
  • Copy the following into a notepad. Do not copy the word "Code".
    @ECHO OFF
    ECHO Please wait for this window to close.
    regfind -data VBRUN300.DLL>report.txt
    start report.txt
    del %0
  • Click File, then Save As... .
  • Click Desktop on the left then double click the regfind folder.
  • In the box File Name, input find.bat.
  • Hit OK.
Run find.bat. When the search is done, a notepad will open with report.txt. Copy the contents of that folder into your next reply.

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Edited by PropagandaPanda, 24 May 2008 - 06:09 PM.


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Posted 24 May 2008 - 06:32 PM

You may read this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/131316

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 06:46 AM

There is a program on your computer that needs the file VBRUN300.DLL in order to work.
Is there any information on the window that pops up that may point to it (particularly in the upper left corner of the Window in the Title bar)?
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 02:18 AM

No theres nothing just the error window saying Iam missing the file.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 07:27 AM

Well, you can download the vbrun300.dll file from the link by douglas martin and copy it to your C:\Windows\System32 directory to see if that fixes it.
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 12:22 AM

Here is what regfind found?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant\ACMru\5603 2008/05/24 12:32
000 = VBRUN300.DLL.
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-789336058-706699826-1060284298-1004\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant\ACMru\5603 2008/05/24 12:32
000 = VBRUN300.DLL.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 06:12 AM

Great tool PropagandaPanda! Thanks for the link, it makes it easy to see what's going on without having to "step-by-step" through the registry.

According to this link:
http://www.codeode.com/privacymantra/locat...earchassistant/

and this link:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/RegistryMRU.htm

These are MRU entries (most recently used) and can safely be deleted. The easiest way would be to use CCleaner (free) from here: http://www.ccleaner.com/ and ensure that the MRU entries are checked before cleaning.

Or, you can delete all the keys except for the Default key in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant\ACMru\5603 (it should take care of the other key when you reboot).
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.




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