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rundll32.exe Unable to Locate Compnent, CSCDLL.dll was not found?


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#1 toicy4ya

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:11 AM

Hello all,

When I try to access the "desktop" tab in "display properties" i get the following error;

rundll32.exe - Unable to Locate Component
This application has failed to start because CSCDLL.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.


Can anyone assist me with this?


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:45 AM

Did you do a search of the Windows partition...for this file?

I have 3 copies of it in the following locations:

C:\Windows\system32
C:\Windows\system32\dllcache
C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386

If you have it on your system...I would just copy it and drop a copy into any of the above locations where it is missing. Then reboot.

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#3 toicy4ya

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:01 PM

Which file am i looking for rundll32.exe or CSCDLL.dll and where exactly do i paste it once i copy it?

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:17 PM

Download

System look

Launch it and copy this script in search BOX
:filefind
CSCDLL.dll

Click on LOOK,post the generated log

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:18 AM

Thanks narenxp,

SystemLook 30.07.11 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 06:11 on 15/09/2012 by Noel
Administrator - Elevation successful

========== filefind ==========

Searching for "CSCDLL.dll"
C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$\cscdll.dll -----c- 89600 bytes [09:56 26/11/2011] [20:26 16/07/2003] C8F8FC19F1CCC50AEDE5F5C343535116
C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\9866fb57abdc0ea2f5d4e132d055ba4e\cscdll.dll --a---- 101888 bytes [11:18 26/11/2011] [00:11 14/04/2008] 515A7FAE2070C2B0242B2353443E2F11

-= EOF =-

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:28 AM

Press Windows+R key and type

notepad and click ok

Copy this script and paste it in notepad

@ECHO OFF
COPY /Y C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$\cscdll.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32
DEL %0

Click on File>Save as

filename:csc.bat
save as type:All types

Run the BAT file

Now check if you can open the desktop properties

good luck

Edited by narenxp, 15 September 2012 - 05:28 AM.


#7 toicy4ya

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 02:28 PM

Thanks Narenxp,

That fixed the issue but didnt fix the problem i thought it would fix. My desktop has drop shadows that i cannot disable for the life of me.

I tried accessing system properties -> advanced tab -> settings and unchecked use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop. Nothing happened. i tried unchecking and rechecking "Use visual styles on windows and buttons", still nothing. I also tried accessing display properties, desktop tab (this is where i was having the CSCDLL.dll issue that you just fixed)clicking on color but still nothing. Any idea how i can fix this?

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:43 PM

you have tried all possible fixes except one

Unplug your monitor cable and plug it again.Does that help?

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:49 PM

It's a laptop. Is this possible?

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:10 AM

oops.When did this issue start? Do you have a restore point before it worked?

Create a new user account and see if that works.




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