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How to solve the "Unexpected error, quitting" URGENT

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I've wrote the application using VB5 and access Microsoft Access database with rdo,and I use Remote Data Object to be a datasource for link up some textbox. I can execute it on my computer, but after generated a setup disk and install into the other computer, when double click to run it, it appear "Unexpected Error; quitting" message.  How to solve it? Isnt any code should be place into my program or create the user DSN occur error that cause the error? Any attention or correction should be do?  Urgent Urgent. Pls help!!
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by:biko071598
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More info is needed.  But if I had to guess, it sounds like you're target system has some incompatible dll's on it.  I've personally had this happen with vb4-32 but not THAT many times with vb5.  It is probably a control (i've had it happen with the tab control-in particular) but can be due to a ole-reference. Here is a procedure that will point you in the right direction: put very verbose error checking (logging or msgboxes) in your startup objects  and all of your form_load events and then try to run it on the bogus system.  Chances are you're using a form as a startup object and a control on it is not completely registered.  If it is a control - it will be obvious with the diagnostics.  You may then review the dependencies for that control on the working and non-working machines and correct any differences in the file versions, unregister the control, and re-register the control.  
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by:Galvani
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What's dependencies files? How to re-generate/change it? If the file versions arent correct, how to unregister the control, and re-register the control?
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ImmanuelOnse earned 80 total points
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1) Open your VB5 form in a text editor (ie Notepad)
2) Near the top of the file will be a listing of some of the dll's, etc, used by the form & their classIDs, ie
Object={F9043C88-...}#1.1#0"; "COMDLG32.OCX"
3) Use the classid to find & compare registry keys.
4) Copy the correct file(s) &, if need-be, reg keys to the faulty machine. You prob won't need to re-register the file(s) yourself, it SHOULD be automatic, but the copied.reg keys should work
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