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I need to register a DLL in windows 95. I have used regsvr32 for OCX files, but am not sure about DLLs.
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by:senthilkumarrs
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Hi,

Please do the following steps,
1. Copy the DLL file into the "C:\windows\system\" directory
2. in the command prompt "regsvr32 C:\windows\system\DLL filename"

This will register the dll.

Cheers
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by:JamesMayfield
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Nope. Doesn't work.

I still get the same error message.

LoadLibrary("c:\windows\system\msadco.dll") failed.
GetLastError returns 0x00000485.

Anyone got any ideas?
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by:JamesMayfield
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Nope. Doesn't work.

I still get the same error message.

LoadLibrary("c:\windows\system\msadco.dll") failed.
GetLastError returns 0x00000485.

Anyone got any ideas?
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by:Longbow
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"Winerror.h, 0x00000485 = 1157 (ERROR_DLL_NOT_FOUND), which means "One of the library files needed to run this application cannot be found." For example, typing regsvr32 missing.dll returns this error message if the Missing.dll file is not found."

Check the .dll is really in the system path.


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by:JamesMayfield
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Yep. Did that. It exists alright. It's acting a bit weird though. It will register some DLL's and not others.
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by:Longbow
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Maybe it is a bad .dll ?
Try another version
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by:JamesMayfield
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Nah, not a bad dll I don't think.

It registers fine under Win2000.
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by:Longbow
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Wich .dll is it ?
I will give it a try
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by:JamesMayfield
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There are 3.

msadco.dll
dao360.dll
msador15.dll

Could it be something to do with the version?

Really old versions (like 1996) versions of them seem to work fine. It's only the later ones that don't.
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by:Longbow
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I have Win 98 - NT4 - W2K here
send them to longbow@runbox.com
then post here when done
if you want...
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by:JamesMayfield
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Thanks Longbow.

Just send the major offending file through now.

Incidentally, I managed to register all but msadco.dll by loading a few MS updates.
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by:Longbow
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It is running with NT4
But the same problem as your with Win98
Check your mail for version 2.10.3711.1
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30 Jun 1999
30/06/1999 2:58:50
MDAC Microsoft Data Access Components 2.1.2.4202.3

You need a previous version of the above.
The .dll i send you by mail is 2.10.3711.1 from Windows 98
wich will register and unregister successfully.

I check MS download and don't find a version before 2.1.2.4202.3 This version will register successfully but unregister with the same error message as your question.
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by:JamesMayfield
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I didn't get the attachment. Is there a site I can download it form?
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by:JamesMayfield
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Thanks for the help longbow. Still not 100% resolved, but hopefully with an older version it will install correctly.
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