missing file

Posted on 1998-11-21
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
I downloaded a program off internet..when I went to open and install it..following dialog box popped up "cannot find the file" C;|windows\system\regsvi32.exe (or one of its components)..Where do I go from here to get this missing file??
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MasseyM earned 80 total points
ID: 1012909
It is actually looking for a program called regsvr32.exe.  The programmer must have mis-typed it in their program.  regsvr32 is a program that will "register" the DLL's and OCX's that came with your program ("register" means to make them avaliable to all of windows.)

you could copy your existing regsvr32.exe to regsvi32.exe and it should ork, but I would not install the program.  If they mispelled that, well, I wonder how well the program is put together.

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ID: 1012910
I stand corrected..that was error on my part in spelling it is as you stated regsvr32 that cannot be found..What do I do to recover this file??

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ID: 1012911
It should have come with you Windows installation. However, you can also look for Regsvr.exe. If you find that - get back to me and I'll try and walk you thru it.
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ID: 1012912
No luck cannot find regsvr.exe there anything else I can do??

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ID: 1012913
I"m assuming since  I have not heard from anyone, that there is no solution to my problem..can you advise if this is so??I would like closure on this problem. Thank you.

Expert Comment

ID: 1012914
Give me your email address and I'll mail it to you

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ID: 1012915
Ok My e-mail address is it thank you.

Expert Comment

ID: 1012916
regsvr32.exe is an executable file to register dll and activex components as U may be knowing, the file comes along with win95 installation, if U could not find it do install windows 95 again with typical installation else mail me up so that I can forward it to u. This file will be registered into the system directory as soon as system is booted with windows 95. I will wait for your reply

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ID: 1012917
Attn Sridharp, I have been out of town for awhile ..just got your
response...please mail me the info that I need to install this program..e-mail me at you.

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