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HTML.OCX Not Recognized

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Windows 95 v4.00.950.B
Computer: 486DX4-100 with 32 megs and 3.2 gig HD
BIOS: Award (not PnP)

When I recently installed Norton's for Win95 and run the Registry Editor, I get a message at start up that HTML.OCX is not found or is corrupt. I confirmed that HTML.OCX is indeed present in WINDOWS\SYSTEM and even replaced it with a copy from a machine where this problem does not happen.

Norton's Registry Editor loads but I can't see the various "Advisor" files that are in HTML format.

Looking at the registry with REGEDIT, the calls to HTML.OCX appear to be valid (ie correct path).

Norton's suggests running Win95 SETUP to correct the problem, but I have the full install CD and this would wipe out all of my shortcuts, installed software, etc. and I don't want to go through all of that mess. Been there, done that!

How can this be fixed without needing to run SETUP again?

Thanks

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I have had that problem:
Check your registry path for the below files; just like you did with HTML.PCX. I had to extract some of these files. These files are what HTML.OCX calls on, or uses;
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GDI32.dll
c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\GDI32.dll
ADVAPI32.dll
c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ADVAPI32.dll
NMW3VWN.DLL
c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NMW3VWN.DLL
MSVCRT40.dll
c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSVCRT40.dll
USER32.dll
c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\USER32.dll
ole32.dll
c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ole32.dll
OLEPRO32.DLL
c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\OLEPRO32.DLL
OLEAUT32.dll
c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\OLEAUT32.dll
NMOCOD.DLL
c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NMOCOD.DLL
KERNEL32.dll
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I went back through the registry and found that all of the above files have an entry that looks like:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\SHAREDDLLS            C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\filename.ext

This is just like the problematic HTML.OCX file!

I assume that the HTML.PCX in your note is a typo... If not, I don't have that particular picture! :)

The problem still persists.

Thanks!



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Yes, typo,
And the dll's are in windows\system?
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by:fweddy
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oops! Thought I had said that they were...

Yes, all of the files are located in windows/system and there is only one copy of each of the files on the system.


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I have had very good responces from nortons newsgroups.
symantec.support.win95.nortonnavigator.general
symantec.customerservice.general
Let both post the question, I'll rephrase your question and you post it as is.
OK
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try re registering HTML.OCX
just go to windows\system copy regsrv32.exe to windows\sendTo
and then go to the html.ocx right click and do sendTo regsrv32.exe that will
re register it.
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HTML.OCX needs many DLLs. If any those has been affected, you could see this
error.

Check the dates in the following files in the Windows\System folder. They should be
dated 9/24/96:

HTML.OCX
NMOCOD.DLL
NMW3VWN.DLL
NMFTPSN.DLL
NMORENU.DLL
NMSCKN.DLL

If the file dates are older, move the files to another folder and unzip the files off the
CD to the original folder. (Compressed files on the Norton Utilities CD have a
*.DL$.) To unzip these files, right-click on the file and select Easy Zip To. For the
"To" replace the $ in the filename character with the correct character (either an X or
an L).

CAUTION:
Older or newer versions of these files may be necessary for other applications to
work correctly on your system. It is important that you move but not delete the
original files in case you need to use them for another program.
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by:fweddy
ID: 1748642
Sorry I haven't been here in a few days... Had to do a short stay in the hospital.

Anyway, I will check the above files and see what date they have.

I did try to re-register HTML.OCX but that made no difference.

Thanks!

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Well, here's more from Norton:
I had the missing HTML.Ocx missing or corrupt problem when I accessed
the Registery Editor. This is how I fixed the problem.
I first downloaded the file "Live2.reg" from symantec ftp site
ftp://ftp.Symantec.com/public/updates/win95nt/lu/
Double click the file. It will selfload into the registery to make NU
think it has not been updated. I then ran the live update function.
Update rewrote the HTMl.Ocx file and now I do not get the error message
and Registery advisor works!

rgondran@sound.net
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That did it!  Many Thanks!


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