Solved Unable to register DLL file in Win7

October 20, 2012 at 10:55:59
Specs: Win7 64 HP, Tmi5 2.3Ghz 4.00Gigs
Hi All
I have been trying to register MSSTDFMT.DLL, which Microsoft in their wisdom left out of
Win7
Logged on as administrator , using cmd prompt and regsvr
Get error message "call toDllRegisterServer failed with error code 0x800280c"
Have registered DLLs in the past in Win XP with no problems.

Dave


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October 22, 2012 at 03:25:44
Can I ask you what happens when you follow the procedure that I outlined in the first reply in this thread? It is the standard procedure for registering 32-bit dlls on a 64-bit system, and works perfectly on my 64-bit Windows 7. Depending upon where you got it from you might have to go into the general properties of the file and "unblock" it.

So what error message do you get when you try it?



#1
October 20, 2012 at 11:08:02
I notice you are running 64-bit Windows 7. So, where did you get this dll from, and is it 64-bit?

If it's a 32-bit dll then you need to follow a special procedure. Put the file in C:\Windows\SysWOW64 and register it with the Regsvr32 command.


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#2
October 20, 2012 at 11:09:18
why not use sfc /scannow to replace the file?

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#3
October 20, 2012 at 11:18:12
I don't think it's part of Windows 7, so sfc won't replace it.

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#4
October 20, 2012 at 11:26:14
if it's not part of Windows, then WHY try registering it?

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#5
October 20, 2012 at 11:40:43
Poster is already aware that MS left it out of Win7 and wants to "register" the file, not replace it. Maybe it is necessary in order for a game or some other third party application to work.

Davey T
There are many reasons why a file will not register, such as one of it's dependencies being missing.

You need to let us know your intended use for this file. This might be applicable, although things could be different for 64 bit:
http://www.electricspin.com/krypton...

EDIT:
Are you absolutely certain that the error code given is not 0x8002801c (extra 1)?


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#6
October 20, 2012 at 11:59:28
#4 If the only dlls that one used were the ones supplied with Windows we would have a very restricted experience.

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October 21, 2012 at 13:05:49
I need this DLL to run a plug in for Maxim dl an astronomy imaging program.
The program writer is running it on Win 7 64 bit
Yes sorry error is 0x8002801c, typo
It is included in Win XP and only takes up a few kb so dont know why it's left out
of Win7 if people are still using it.
I one of you clever people could try to register it on a Win 7 64 machine and let me know how you did it I would be eternally gratefull
MSSTDFMT.DLL is available for download .at www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?msstdfmt

Dave


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#8
October 21, 2012 at 13:10:22
Sorry have no 64 bit machine available - someone else might try it for you.

If you search Google with 0x8002801c there are quite a few hits and almost all of them are about registering files. It seems the most popular suggestions relate to Admin rights and registry permissions.

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#9
October 21, 2012 at 13:22:01
Thanks Derek

Yes ,I've spent hours browsing links to this error number and tried numerous
suggestions, just have to keep on trying I guess, if only I had a pound for every
hour of my life I've spent (wasted?) trying to get computers to do something simple that should only take a couple of minutes :)

Dave


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#10
October 21, 2012 at 13:27:37
Yeah, I know the feeling. Hope you nail it.

Keep any eye on here every now and then, in case someone comes along with some fresh ideas.

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#11
October 21, 2012 at 13:48:01
if only I had a pound for every
hour of my life I've spent (wasted?)

Sorry, I find that funny....but that's because we have a different currency...LOL...If that was me....in North American terms....I'd be a REALLY huge person LOL

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#12
October 21, 2012 at 13:50:08
#4 If the only dlls that one used were the ones supplied with Windows we would have a very restricted experience.
I guess we learn new things every day LOL....increasing knowledge is good at times...I agree

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October 22, 2012 at 03:25:44
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Can I ask you what happens when you follow the procedure that I outlined in the first reply in this thread? It is the standard procedure for registering 32-bit dlls on a 64-bit system, and works perfectly on my 64-bit Windows 7. Depending upon where you got it from you might have to go into the general properties of the file and "unblock" it.

So what error message do you get when you try it?


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#14
October 22, 2012 at 11:10:45
Hallalua ijack
It worked ,it was blocked , unblocked it and it worked first time.
Wouldn't it be nice if you got an error message to this effect ? something like
"can't register file 'cause it's blocked" rather than some cryptic number.
Thankyou so much and everybody for your help

Dave


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#15
October 22, 2012 at 14:41:53
Wowee

First time I've ever run into blocked files giving a problem. This is obviously a case in point and no doubt there are others too. I'll remember that from now on.

Great to hear you are OK now and well done ijack.

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