the ordinal 6648 could not be located in the dynamic link library MFC42.dll

When I try to open WS-FTP I am getting an error message
the ordinal 6648 could not be located in the dynamic link library MFC42.dll

This has just happened.
Yesterday I installed a trial version of some software from a site
www.netstudio.com

Some of the help links at netstudio.com are not working.

I thought perhaps this may be causing a problem so I decided to unistall it.
However I cannot see it as available for unistalling.

I cannot find netstudio within Program Files where I thought it was installed although
there are two icons there
Net Studio Easy Web Graphics.GID and
Unistall Net Studio easy Web Graphics

If I try to open Unistall Net Studio easy Web Graphics I get error message
the following file does not exist e\program files\uninstal.log

I cannot open Net Studio Easy Web Graphics.GID either

Can anyone please advise me how to unistall the program and get WS_FTP going again.

Many thanks

John
johnhardyAsked:
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arvaniusCommented:
If you are running Windows XP you could see if the installation of Net Studio
created a System Restore point, then it is easy to restore you computer to the
state it was before the installation of Net Studio.

Start->Run, Open: %SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, OK

"Restore my computer to an earlier time", Next
In the calendar, select a system restore point from day that you installed Net Studio,
or a day or so earlier, next.

This does not mess with you files in "My Document" only Windows och Program Files
johnhardyAuthor Commented:
I did that and received ths message
System restore has been turned off.

**!!xxx!!
arvaniusCommented:
ok, that is to bad...

Restart the computer and try downloading and installing a fresh copy of  Net Studio,
and check for a uninstall entry in "Add o Remove Programs" in control panel,
or a uninstall shortcut in the Start menu, under Programs, Netstudio or so.

MFC42.dll is a common Microsoft file used by many programs,
it is updated by Sp2 for Windows XP, try installing that (again)
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johnhardyAuthor Commented:
A little good news is that I re installed the netstudio and this time it appeared for removing.
So thats done.

How is it best to reinstall MFC42.dll?
I have a windows XP disc which I think includes SP2 but knowing very little of installing the OS am a bit reluctant to start.
Are there instructions for this anywhere?

Thanks John
JimsZCommented:
download it
copy it to windows system32 folder


http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?mfc42
johnhardyAuthor Commented:
Thanks,
I downloaded the file mfc42.dll and replaced the original.
I tried to run ws-ftp but still am getting the same error message.

I did a search on my C: drive for this file and found 3

MCF42.DLL in C:\Program Files\NavNT          not replaced
mfc42.dll in C:\Wndows\system32  (which I have replaced)
mfc42.dll in C:\Windows\WinSxS\x83_Microsoft.Tools.VisualCPlusPlus etc etc           not replaced

I have also found one in e:\Program Files or more is still looking

Should I replace the other two.
I also notice the first file has it name in Uppercase, is this significant?

Many Thanks
John
arvaniusCommented:
Try to register the file again using the command "regsvr32 MFC42.dll" in Start->Run.

I would not replace the MFC42.dll located in C:\Program Files\NavNT,
that could mess upp Norton AntiVirus and it should not affect WS-FTP

The file name in uppercase is not significant in Windows.

Start->Run, type in "winver" ok, the window will tell you what service pack version you have
(none, Sp1 or Sp2) my computer says "Version 5.1 (Build 2600.xxxxxx: Service Pack 2)

If you do not have Service Pack 2 use the shortcut on you Start Menu, Windows Update, to update.
dcliveCommented:
Confirm that by downloading and replacing the file, the file actually got replaced.  In other words, compare the date and filesize of the file you downloaded with what is in c:\windows\system32 and confirm they match exactly.

WFP (Windows File Protection) should prevent you from making changes to many protected system files, and I believe MFC42.dll is one of them.  You can boot in safe mode and change it, if you do discover that the two files don't match exactly.
johnhardyAuthor Commented:
Thanks
I notice that when ws-ftp fails to open it names the file in uppercase MFC42.DLL so does that make it likely that this is the faulty file?
arvaniusCommented:
I think it is better that you let Microsofts utilitys put in a good version of the file.

either install Service Pack 2 or you could try the file checker utility,
Start->Run, "sfc /scannow" (requires XP CD)

or perhaps you have the installation media for WS-FTP,
and you could reinstall it?

johnhardyAuthor Commented:
Thanks,
Quote
"WFP (Windows File Protection) should prevent you from making changes to many protected system files, and I believe MFC42.dll is one of them.  You can boot in safe mode and change it, if you do discover that the two files don't match exactly."

I reckon your right here C:\WINDOWS\system32\mfc42.dll shows at 1.004KB
and the downloaded file is 919KB
In safe mode, do I copy the files and paste it into C:\WINDOWS\system32
John
dcliveCommented:
Yes.  Then reboot in normal mode and try again.
johnhardyAuthor Commented:
Seems like thats made it worse.

I now get errors from
monitor.exe
ppActiveDetection.exe
SideAct.exe
Act.exe
as well as WS-ftp
All comiing up with the error
The ordinal 6680 could not be located in the dynamic link library MFC42.DLL
dcliveCommented:
OK, so what is the version of MFC42.dll, both the one you downloaded and the one that was originally present?  It's found in Properties/Version tab.

6.2.4131.0 is what I'm running with a modern XPSP2 machine; I suspect that's what you should run also.
johnhardyAuthor Commented:
Thanks
The version I downloaded is 4.21.0.7160

The version I replaced is 6.2.4131.0
Where would I get th latest version again please?
arvaniusCommented:
...

either install Service Pack 2 or you could try the file checker utility,
Start->Run, "sfc /scannow" (requires XP CD)

This utility will check that you have the correct version of system files,
and if not it will copy them from the XP CD
johnhardyAuthor Commented:
Thanks the scannow run well and it replaced the down loaded MFC42.dll to the original one.

However I still cannot open ws_ftp, same message

I did check the winver and it is SP2

dcliveCommented:
http://support.ipswitch.com/kb/VT-20010816-DM01.htm

Delete the MFC file, then reinstall the application.  

Worth a quick try...

You'll probably have to delete the file from within safe mode, then reboot, then uninstall & reinstall the app.

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johnhardyAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much for all your enormous help.

I eventually got all the problems sorted out although I now have all the connections to recreate.

The last comment helped me to put this one to bed but it was still a bit complicatedhaving to re install ws-ftp before I could uninstall to re inistall.

I had looked on the ipswitch search and never found the above link.

I will split the points.

Thanks so much again.

Regards

John
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