Cannot register comdlg32.ocx

Posted on 2014-02-06
Last Modified: 2014-02-18
While logged in as an administrator I try to register comdlg32.ocx in Windows 7 Pro and always get error code 0x8002801c.  This is true if when using the Command Prompt method using regsvr32.  I specifically opened the command prompt as administrator.
Question by:rwheeler23
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by:Brian Pringle
ID: 39839505

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ID: 39839771
Yes it is there.
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ID: 39840092

I realize that this is probably repeating what you have done but it covers the steps for both 32 bit and 64 bit and fully states the command line instructions.
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ID: 39840376
The only difference here is turning UAC off. I will check that and try again.
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 39840705
open a cmd prompt

then runas /user:administrator regsvr32 c:\Windows\SysWOW64\comdlg32.ocx

Author Comment

ID: 39840721
This is a opposed to opening the command prompt as administrator? Long live the DOS prompt!!!

What is the exact syntax? When I run this in the command window I get the message that run is an invalid command

run as /user:administrator regsvr32 c:\Windows\SysWOW64\comdlg32.ocx
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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runas not 'run as'
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ID: 39840771
Another way to run the cmd prompt as administrator....

windows key -------> Search Programs and files --------> type: cmd ------->press crtl+shift+enter -------> click Yes.

Then navigate to the C:\Windows\SysWoW64\
regsvr32 comdlg32.ocx

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Author Comment

ID: 39840774
It wants quotes around the command
runas /user:administrator "regsvr32 c:\Windows\SysWOW64\comdlg32.ocx"

Thanks for the help.

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I finally got access to this computer and this solution worked. Thank you.

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