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Unable to load component

August 4, 2008 at 09:47:04
Specs: Windows XP, Not sure

Recently I have been having a problem with my computer. I keep getting various error messages with the subject heading:

"Unable to load component"

Then the message that follows says:

"The application has failed to start because .dll was not found. Re-installing the application may help fix this problem."

Now, people might think that I omitted the filename that precedes "dll", but I didn't; that's all it said. Anyway, after the message, the program usually starts anyway, but it's still frustrating. I have up-to-date and running registry, virus and malware protection, and I am very knowledgeable about computers, but even I can't figure this out.

Any suggestions?

Anthony Rupert


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#1
August 4, 2008 at 09:53:22

Sounds like you have one or more orphan dlls. Try downloading and running CCleaner. There is a registry module that may find and remove the orphan files. I suggest you allow CCleaner to make a backup file when asked. Place on the desktop to find it easily if needed. I doubt you will need the backup though. CCleaner is really good to cleanup your computer. I use it at least daily.

http://www.ccleaner.com/


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#2
August 4, 2008 at 11:04:21

Tried that and I still have the same problem. :(

Anthony Rupert


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#3
August 4, 2008 at 11:22:23

Try using the regsvr32 command from the run or cmd line. It may need to be registered or unregistered.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regsvr32

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#4
August 4, 2008 at 22:40:28

How do I register it? The commands listed on the Microsoft help page don't really explain anything.

Anthony Rupert


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#5
August 5, 2008 at 10:28:33

Now, I can't download ANYthing from the internet. I click a download link but nothing happens.

Anthony Rupert


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#6
August 5, 2008 at 10:35:03

At what point did the downloading become an issue?

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#7
August 5, 2008 at 16:46:45

If you are addressing the question to me I no longer post here. I quit.

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#8
August 5, 2008 at 21:59:44

When did downloading become an issue? After following this suggestion:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/429557/Re...

Anthony Rupert


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