Solved Need PcmFmt.dll (Winphone 2000)

December 6, 2012 at 01:48:39
Specs: Windows XP
Dear all,
I am not sure I am posting in the right category.
I am trying to reinstall Winphone 2000 (after a long time without using it). I cannot even open the .exe for installation because it claims that PcmFmt.dll is missing. I think I probably erased it thanks to a too efficient Registry cleaning (thank you, CC Cleaner !). I cannot find PcmFmt.dll on the net (nor .dll libraries in general, I must say). All the hits I get are about fixing .dll problems by scanning, etc. But I simply don't have it anymore. I am just looking for downloading it again. If you know where I could find it, I would be grateful !!!
France.

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December 6, 2012 at 09:31:58
You are right, I found only scams, commercial sites, all kinds of useless things. I am in Belgium and I google in English, French or Dutch. And it is indeed the same everywhere: it becomes more and more difficult to easily find useful info on the web. It is so full of crap (Hey, why do you think I come on Computing-dot-net when I need help ;-)?).
In the end, I followed your suggestion, Derek, and downloaded Winphone from the web. I had no problem to install it (unlike with my CD. Probably a too old version). And all this to realise that it indeed needs a classical dial-up modem + telephone line. I wanted to use a possible computer-to-fax system, over the net. t the moment, I use from time to time a web service. It works fine and it is not expensive. But it is limited in configuration possibilities, hence my search for an own software/system.
Thans a lot to you, Derek and OtheHill for havong spent some time on this.
I wish you an excellent evening.
France


#1
December 6, 2012 at 02:01:56
I have never had a problem with Ccleaner rendering any program un-usable.

Anyway, typing in Winphone 2000 into a Google search box produced the hits linked below. You should try Google.

https://www.google.com/search?q=win...


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#2
December 6, 2012 at 02:26:43
Hi.
Thank you for your answer. I will have a look but I think it will not be the solution. I have the winphone software on a CD, ready for installation. The problem is that I cannot run its instal.exe file because I should have a PcmFmt.dll file somewhere in my registry. I believe i need to look for that .dll (and not for Winphone). But I am all but a mater in all this.
I keep you posted.
France

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#3
December 6, 2012 at 05:53:24
dlls are usually generated by programs or hardware they support.

Do you use dial up or broad band services to connect to the internet?

Do you have a dial up modem in your computer? If so, what model is it?

Post the exact message you see related to this dll.


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#4
December 6, 2012 at 06:25:10
Hi OtheHill!

Reading your message, I realise I am probably mixing up several things: I used Winphone a long time ago. At the time, I had an external modem, dialling up,... But now, I have another computer, broadband, etc.
In the System Properties of my laptop, I can find a Network card which is Broadcom Netlink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet. But if I look in the configuration pannel, under Modems, I also find HDAudio Soft Data Fax Modem with smart CP. Where I think I am mixing up everything is that I was hoping to use Winphone over the internet. And now, I am questionning myself, trying to remember whether it did not need a "normal" telephone line and then indeed a dial-up modem... I cannot remember and I don't see it immediately in the Winphone description. Maybe I have asked you all this for nothing (what I actually want to do is to fax over the internet). Thanks for your patience...
France


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#5
December 6, 2012 at 06:37:02
What version of Windows are you using? Your laptop came with either WinXP or Vista. Both have FAX capability. See the link below. Are you using that laptop to post here at CN?

Your laptop has both wired and wireless internet capability. See the second link below for the specs of your laptop.

http://www.geckoandfly.com/3356/mic...

http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/n...


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#6
December 6, 2012 at 07:51:36
I've never had trouble with CCleaner registry cleaner either. However, with any registry cleaner there is always a slight risk that some baby will go out with the bathwater sooner or later.

If a file has really gone missing then that was not due to a registry cleaner.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
December 6, 2012 at 08:25:53
Hi again.
I have Windows XP. And yes, I can surf wireless (but I don't. Or rarely).
And, yes I might have accused CC Cleaner too fast. However, a few months ago, I have had a very nasty virus and needed to follow a cleaning procedure, more difficult than usual, advised by guys like you (I am thankfull. I could restore everything). Downloading cleaning softwares and cleaning the registry was part of it. I suppose this is when I lost this .dll. I have kept CC Cleaner because I find it efficient and fast. Happy to read you confirm its efficiency. I'll go on using it.

Back to Winphone, I am still unsure whether it uses the normal phone lines. I suppose it does. I suppose faxing over the internet is not that obvious.

France


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#8
December 6, 2012 at 08:40:22
I don't know what this is but can clear up some misunderstanding.

Files are not in the registry, only references to them (when appropriate).

I have no PcmFmt.dll in my XP Home so I doubt it is provided with Windows. I would not therefore expect to have any associated registry entries.

There are various possibilities. You might have a corrupt registry entry from a previous install which is causing confusion. Sometimes reported errors are not quite the truth (kinda best guess), which can be misleading.

The disk could be scratched or damaged.

I would do that googling suggested earlier and be as open minded as pos. Avoid any magic fixit programs or websites that say it is a virus. These are all scams. This is worth reading:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findt...

If I find anything useful I'll pop back.


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#9
December 6, 2012 at 08:52:08
OK, thank you Derek. I'll have a look.
A possibility can also be that Winphone is not XP compatible (My Winphone is old: 2004). So your suggestion definitely makes sense. I try to see.

I will also have a look on the Telefax possibilities of Windows XP. No idea whether it is working to send a fax from my computer via internet. I just realised there is an option under Win XP.

Thank you.


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#10
December 6, 2012 at 08:53:56
See my additions at the end of #8.

This is what I mean by scams. I did a google search for PcmFmt.dll is missing and almost everything on the first three pages were scams (except for your post). I'm from the UK but it will probably much the same from wherever you are.

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#11
December 6, 2012 at 09:31:58
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You are right, I found only scams, commercial sites, all kinds of useless things. I am in Belgium and I google in English, French or Dutch. And it is indeed the same everywhere: it becomes more and more difficult to easily find useful info on the web. It is so full of crap (Hey, why do you think I come on Computing-dot-net when I need help ;-)?).
In the end, I followed your suggestion, Derek, and downloaded Winphone from the web. I had no problem to install it (unlike with my CD. Probably a too old version). And all this to realise that it indeed needs a classical dial-up modem + telephone line. I wanted to use a possible computer-to-fax system, over the net. t the moment, I use from time to time a web service. It works fine and it is not expensive. But it is limited in configuration possibilities, hence my search for an own software/system.
Thans a lot to you, Derek and OtheHill for havong spent some time on this.
I wish you an excellent evening.
France

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#12
December 6, 2012 at 09:36:49
Glad to hear it and to have been one of the helpers, although it seems to me that you were the one that got it all sorted out. Thx for letting us know.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#13
December 6, 2012 at 13:16:50
You don't need winphone. You can FAX fron WinXP over the internet. Did you look at the links I provided above. One is a detailed explanation on how to do it.

Forget about Winphone. Winphone was bundled with a telephone modem. You don't need it to FAX.


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#14
December 7, 2012 at 01:41:50
Hi OtheHill !
Thanks for your comments. Yes I looked at your links. I also tried to install the Fax functionality of XP: I ran the add program/add windows component from the control pannel. It lookedlike it proceeded. But when going in the programs/accesories/fax, I see nothing. It is empty. I have no clue why...

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#15
December 7, 2012 at 05:43:42
Did you reboot afterward?

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#16
December 7, 2012 at 06:12:50
Yes, I rebooted.
And I just tried it again, just to be sure: installation of windows components via the control pannel + reboot + check in accessories. The fax file is empty :-(.

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