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I am trying to install office97 on a p133 computer . I get
an error message vbe.dll did not register.
After that i i can run excel, word , powerpoint but not access when i try to run access it gives me a error message
vba332.dll was not found. I was on the phome with microsoft
for 4 hours did not help, I have formated the hard drive
and put only windows 95b still does not work. It is an acer
p133 with 32 meg cdrom network card stb graphcis card.
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Question by:kalakuntla
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kalakuntla,

One of the workarounds in this article should solve your problem. It references both your vbe.dll error and the vba332.dll file.

Let me know if you need help with anything. If you choose to edit the registry, I recommend you back it up first.

The MS KB article can be found at:

     http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q162/6/27.asp

The text of the article follows:

OFF97 Err Msg: "Vbe.dll Was Unable to Register Itself"

                                                           Last reviewed: July 24, 1998
                                                                  Article ID: Q162627


     The information in this article applies to:

        Microsoft Office 97 for Windows
        Microsoft Office 97 for Windows, Service Release 1 (SR-1)
        Microsoft Excel 97 for Windows
        Microsoft Word 97 for Windows
        Microsoft Access 97 for Windows
        Microsoft PowerPoint 97 for Windows
        Microsoft Project 98 for Windows

     IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry. Before you edit the registry, make sure you understand how to restore it if a problem occurs. For information about how to do this, view the "Restoring the Registry" Help topic in Regedit.exe or the "Restoring a Registry Key" Help topic in Regedt32.exe.

     SYMPTOMS

     When you run Setup, you may receive one or both of the following error messages after all files have been copied to the hard disk on your computer:

        Microsoft <program> Setup
        vbe.dll was unable to register itself in the system registry.

        -and/or-

        Microsoft Visual Basic
        Unexpected critical error: can't start program


     When you click OK, you receive the following error message

        Microsoft <program> Setup was not completed successfully.


     where <program> is the program you are trying to install.

     CAUSE

     This problem may occur if the following conditions are true for any of the following cases:

     Case 1

        You perform a Run From CD or Run From Network installation of Microsoft Office 97 on your computer.

            -and-

        You remove Microsoft Office 97 from your computer by running the Setup program in maintenance mode and clicking Remove All.

            -and-

        You attempt to perform a Typical or Custom installation of Microsoft Office 97 on your computer.

     Case 2

        You install one of the programs listed at the beginning of this article from an administrative installation point on a network server and install the shared components so that they run from the network server.

            -and-

        You install a second program listed at the beginning of this article.

     NOTE: When the shared .dll files are being registered in the Microsoft Windows registry, the location of the shared files cannot be found.

     Case 3

        You perform a Run From Network installation of Microsoft Office 97 on your computer. During installation, you choose to keep shared files on the server.

        -and-
        You then perform a Run From Network installation of Microsoft Office 97 SR-1 on your computer. During installation, you choose to store shared files on your local hard drive.

     WORKAROUND

     To work around this problem, use any of the following five methods:

     Method 1

     Modify the path to point to the shared programs, and then run Setup again.

     NOTE: This modification is required only while you are running Setup. You can remove the modification to the path statement after you successfully install the program.

     Under Microsoft Windows NT:

     If you are running Microsoft Windows NT, follow these steps:

      1.First, use Windows Explorer to map a network drive to the location of the shared programs on the server.
        For example, map drive F to the following location

              \\<server name>\<share name>

        where <server name> is the name of the server and <share name> is the name of the share in which the shared programs are stored.

      2.On the Start menu, point to Settings and click Control Panel.

      3.Double-click the System icon.

      4.Click the Environment tab.

      5.In the System Variables box, select the Path variable.

      6.At the bottom of the window, click after the Value statement for the Path.

      7.Type a semicolon (;), and then type the path to the location to the shared programs on the network.

        For example, type the following:

              f:\msapps\os\system

      8.Click Set.

      9.Click OK, and then run Setup for the program you want to install.

     Under Microsoft Windows 95:

     If you are running Microsoft Windows 95, follow these steps:

      1.On the Start menu, click Run. Type "sysedit" (without the quotation marks) in the Open box.

      2.In the Autoexec.bat window, find the "PATH=" statement.

      3.Type a semicolon (;), and then type the path to the location of shared programs on the network.

        For example, type the following

              \\<servername>\msoffice\msapps\os\system

        where <servername> is the name of the server.

      4.On the File menu, click Save.

      5.On the File menu, click Exit.

      6.Restart the computer.

      7.Run Setup for the program you want to install.

     Method 2

     WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

     For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe. Note that you should back up the registry before you edit it.

     To prevent this problem from occurring, follow these steps:

      1.On the Start menu, click Run. In the Open box, type "regedit" (without the quotation marks), and then click OK.

      2.In the Registry window, click the plus sign (+) to the left of the following keys, in order:

              HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
              SOFTWARE
              Microsoft
              Shared Tools

        Then, click the yellow folder to the left of "Vba332.dll". The text in the status bar should be the following:

              My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools

        Vba332.dll

      3.On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click Yes to delete the key.

      4.On the Registry menu, click Exit.

      5.Run the Setup program.

     If the error message appears again, follow these steps:

      1.Using Windows Explorer, manually create the following folders on your hard disk (usually, drive C):

              Program Files\Common Files
              Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared
              Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VBA

        NOTE: The Program Files folder should already exist on your hard disk. If it does not, create it before you create the folders listed in this step.

      2.Copy the following files from the OS\System folder on your Microsoft Office 97 compact disc:

              Vba332.dll     (file size 1,596,688 bytes, version 3.0.6908, 11/96)
              Vbe.dll        (file size 745,232 bytes, 11/96)

           Paste the files in the Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft
           Shared\VBA folder on your hard disk.


      3.In the Windows Explorer, go to the Windows\System folder on your hard disk.

            a. If the file Oleaut32.dll is present, select it. Right-click the
               file, and click Rename on the shortcut menu. Type
               "Oleaut32.old" (without the quotation marks) and press ENTER.

            b. If the Ole32.dll file is present, select it. Right-click the
               file, and click Rename on the shortcut menu. Type "Ole32.old"
               (without the quotation marks) and press ENTER.

      4.Copy the following file from the OS\System folder on your Microsoft Office 97 compact disc:

              Oleaut32.dll   (file size 491,792 bytes, version 2.20.4054, 11/96)

           Paste the file in the Windows\System folder on your hard disk.


      5.Copy the following file from the Office\WMS\Common folder on your Microsoft Office 97 compact disc:

              Ole32.dll      (file size 558,704 bytes, version 2.1, 11/96)

           Paste the file in the Windows\System folder on your hard disk.

           NOTE: If any of the four files mentioned in steps 2-4 are in use, you
           may receive an error message when you attempt to copy them to your hard
           disk. If this occurs, you may need to restart your computer in MS-DOS
           mode, copy the files to your hard disk, and then restart your computer
           again.


      6.Run Microsoft Office 97 Setup.

     NOTE: After replacing the old copies of Oleaut32.dll and Ole32.dll with copies from the Microsoft Office 97 compact disc and running Microsoft Office 97 Setup, other programs that use these files may not work correctly. In this event, you may need to reinstall the other programs. Or, you may be able to rename the .old files in the Windows\System folder to their original file names.

     Method 3

     In some cases, you may be able to correct this problem by using the Windows Explorer to copy the file Vbeext1.olb into the following folder:

        C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Vba


     If this folder does not exist on your hard drive, manually create it using the Windows Explorer.

     You can find Vbeext1.olb in the OS\System folder of your administrative installation of Microsoft Office 97, or in the OS\System folder of your Microsoft Office 97 compact disc.

     Once you have copied the Vbeext1.olb file into the Vba folder, re-run Microsoft Office 97 Setup.

     Method 4

     If the following folder exists on your hard drive

        C:\Windows\Temp\Vbe


     use the Windows Explorer to delete or rename the folder. Then, re-run Microsoft Office 97 Setup.

     Method 5

     If none of the above solutions resolve the problem, try following the steps in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

        ARTICLE ID: Q158658
        TITLE     : OFF97: How to Completely Remove Microsoft Office 97


     Note that a utility that automates the process of removing Office 97 is available. The following file is available for download from the Microsoft SoftwareLibrary:

      ~ Eraser97.exe (size: 1131232 bytes)


     For more information about downloading files from the Microsoft Software Library, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

        ARTICLE-ID: Q138552
        TITLE     : How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services


     The FTP location is ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/Softlib/MSLFILES/

     STATUS

     Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


Let me know how you make out.

Steve
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