Run-Time Error 75 Issue in Windows 7 and Vista
Posted on 2011-10-03
I had a Windows application created "for-hire" several years ago (when XP was the dominant OS). The application was coded in VB6 and runs perfectly in XP. But in Vista and 7, however, it frequently hits a "Run-Time Error 75: Path/File Access Error" at startup.
When my users hit this error, I've been giving them a "band-aid" fix by telling them to right-click on the icon and "Run as Administrator." Now that nearly everyone is using Windows 7, I'm encountering that problem far too often and I want a permanent fix instead of a band-aid.
I think the problem is related to the 3 ActiveX files that the application accesses. As it stands now, these three OCX files are installed in C:\Windows\system32 by default (and registered as well). The three OCX files are:
All of the other auxiliary files are installed in the same folder as the executable, so I don't think they are the problem. Other than that, the application uses some true-type fonts that are included with the installation.
There's got to be an easy way to fix this so I don't have to keep telling my users to "Run as Administrator." Can anyone help me?