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Unregistering deleted dll's in the registry

I've made a bit of a mess.
I've compiled two dll's and registered both.
Made the mistake of permenantly deleting one which the other has as a Typelib.
How can I unregister the deleted dll and remove the stain it has left in the registry and leave the other one to function properly.
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HelpAndy
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HelpAndy
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AzraSoundCommented:
hey HelpAndy,
be sure to close out your other question.  looks like you got your solution:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?ta=visualbasic&qid=20125966
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bobbit31Commented:
regsvr32 /u <dll filename>
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CJ_SCommented:
won't work bobbit31. The UnregisterServer function of the dll is being called. But since the dll does not exist anymore :-/

Best bet is just deleting the entries in the registry.

Regards,
CJ
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CJ_SCommented:
DllUnRegisterServer function I mean.
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morgan_peatCommented:
Try RegClean from Microsoft.
This is a free product (just do a search, I'm not sure where it is anymore).

It goes thru the registry and removes all obsolete / orphan records.

Some people say that it will not work with NT, but I have never had a problem.  It also creates an 'undo' file, so if you do have a problem you can get stuff back. (You can also see everything it has removed).
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rkot2000Commented:
I tried to use regclean and rebuild my pc after that.
now i using norton.

if you know the progid you can search your registry.
use progid to locate classid and use classid to locate your type lib.
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jrspanoCommented:
morgan's example of regclean has worked for me many times in the past.
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MattiCommented:
Hi!

I'm using this MS Regmaid

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q156/0/78.asp

It comes whit VC++ source and has exe included.

Matti
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TonyS020799Commented:
Hello HelpAndy,
Can you please identify which expert and which comment above you used to solve your problem?  Please be sure that in the future, you click the "Accept Comment As Answer" button next to the expert's name whose solution aided you in resolving your dilemna.  If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


Thank you,
TonyS
Community Support Moderator @ Experts Exchange
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