I'm running an Access2003 application that has an ActiveX Control. The OLE Class property of the control is set to "Comm32.Comm". The program is working on two Windows XP computers out on the factory floor. I need to add to the program an action query and a line of code that runs the query. Both computers on the factory floor only have the runtime version of Access, so I copied the program to a Windows XP computer that has Access 2003 development version.
I believe the control uses the file "comm32.ocx", so I saved it in the same folder as the factory computers, namely "c:\windows\system32", typed "regsvr32 comm32.ocx" at a command prompt and got a success message. However, I get the message "The comm32 component can not load because it was not installed correctly. You can download the installer at www.comm32.com
" when I open the form that has the ActiveX Control in design view, and after I change the program and copy it back to a factory floor computer it no longer works.
I went to the website and it wants $75 for the installer, but we never paid for comm32.com when the program was first created. What do I have to do to get the new version of the program to work? How do I get the comm32.ocx file to install correctly?