HELP! Media Player .OCX and SHELL32.DLL - Lost Playing Capability
Posted on 2002-05-27
Recently, I created a simple Visual Basic program which used the MS Media Player Control, MSDXM.OCX. It was a little program which would show my brother and his new son and play two .WAV files.
Yesterday, I got to see my new nephew and attempted to run the Setup from the CD I brought with me.
Everything went wrong.
First, I received an error message saying that Setup could not register MSDXM.OCX. I uninstalled the application I had tried to install.
Then I tried to run a MPEG file and got the error message:
"The MSDXM.OCX file is linked to missing export SHELL32.DLL:ExtractionExW"
"A device attached to the system is not functioning."
My brother called me this morning to tell me he's having some problems with the computer. He is having the same problem as was happening yesterday, with the same messages.
He HAS downloaded Media Player from Micorsoft's site, but he still cannot play anything that his version of media player can play.
Congratulations to me, I look like a total moron.
HOW CAN THIS BE FIXED and FIXED QUICKLY, without the need to re-install Windows95?
The date of his SHELL32.DLL file is December, 1996.