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Help Using Regsvr32 And Depends.exe Needed

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#1 peterk


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Posted 14 May 2006 - 01:41 AM

I'm trying to fix IE6 by re-registering Oleaut32.dll and I've read that I need to use regsvr32.exe to do this. I've run it from Start/Run command line but it says it is not a win32 application. Then I read that it needs to be run from a DOS prompt but I am using WinXP (sp2). Also I would like to know how to use a program Depends.exe which shows the dependent modules for dll's. Thankyou

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 06:49 AM

Explanation of Regsvr32 Usage and Error Messages


ACC2000: Regsvr32.exe Available in Download Center


How to use Dependency Walker (depends.exe)


I hope these links help.

Edited by ThorXP, 14 May 2006 - 06:52 AM.

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 08:13 AM

A nice, free tool to repair/reregister stuff in IE and other programs is Dial-A-Fix by DJLizard. It's available here: http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix
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Posted 14 May 2006 - 11:51 PM

Thanks for the replies. I've been to the MS site before I posted and read these threads but they don't specifically say how to launch Regsvr. I've read elsewhere that it is done in DOS for 98se but winXP doesn't have DOS, I've tried to do it from cmd but I still get the error. I need to hear from someone who has actually done this.

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 03:40 PM

If you have an XP install CD this is a more direct way to repair IE.
It can be downloaded here.

How do I repair Internet Explorer in Windows® XP?
Revised - 03/03/2002

The ability to Repair Internet Explorer does not exist in the version
that ships with Windows XP. This feature only becomes available after
you upgrade to a newer version. This is normal and has been this way
since Windows 98 and IE4.

However, you can reinstall IE in Windows XP by clicking Start, Run and
entering the following command:

rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 %windir%\Inf\ie.inf

You will need to have your XP CD available.

Some people have a problem running this so there is a .VBS file that does this.

This page last updated 11/25/2005 21:16

file ie_reinstall.vbs (cut and paste the text inside the lines to a new file named ie_reinstall.vbs)
'run_ie_reinstall.vbs - Runs the Internet Explorer Setup
'© Doug Knox - 4/10/2002
'Downloaded from www.dougknox.com

X = MsgBox("Do you want to reinstall Internet Explorer?", vbYesNo, "Prompt!")

Y = MsgBox("Do you want to reinstall Outlook Express?", vbYesNo, "Prompt!")

Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

If X = 6 Then
WshShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}\IsInstalled", 0, "REG_DWORD"
End If

If Y = 6 Then
WshShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}\IsInstalled", 0, "REG_DWORD"
End If

If X = 6 OR Y = 6 Then
WshShell.Run ("rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 %windir%\Inf\ie.inf")
MsgBox "You chose not to reinstall IE or OE. No changes were made." & vbCR & vbCR & "Copyright 2003 - Doug Knox",vbOkOnly, "User Cancelled"
End If

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