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Entry point RegGetValueA could not be located

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by CookieFluffy, Jun 17, 2014.

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  1. CookieFluffy

    CookieFluffy Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I've just reformatted my XP Home service pack 3 because I couldn't find an
    answer to this problem.

    I still have the problem which is:

    The procedure entry point RegGetValueA could not be located
    in the dynamic link library ADVAP132.dll

    I'm trying to install Hamster zip archiver but it happens with
    other programs too.

    Help will be apprecaited.

    I've downloaded over 100 updates from Microsoft.

    Thanks, Mary
     
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  3. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor

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    The first thing to try is sfc /scannow
    Start > Run > Type
    sfc /scannow

    If it asks for the Xp install Cd it will replace any needed files.
     
  4. CookieFluffy

    CookieFluffy Thread Starter

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    Have already tried that.
    Use Wise's program Fast Search and looked for it
    on my CD but don't know how to put it into
    the correct directory, or how to download it from
    a reliable source.

    Thanks, Mary
     
  5. blues_harp28

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    Try this.
    Put your Windows XP Cd in the drive.
    Click Start > Run > Type
    cmd.exe
    Type
    expand d:\i386\advap123.dll_ c:\windows\system32

    d being the Cd Rom drive letter - if yours is different, change it.
    It may say do you want to overwrite the file.
    Press Y.
    Then Type.
    Exit.
    Press Enter.
    Remove the Cd - restart your pc.

    You may have to register the dll file.
    Start > Run > Type
    cmd.exe
    OK
    Type
    regsvr32 advap123.dll
    Press Enter.
    Restart your pc.
     
  6. CookieFluffy

    CookieFluffy Thread Starter

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    Can't open input file: d:\i386\advap123.dll_.

    I wonder why!

    C: is my main drive and D: is my CD-ROM drive.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  7. blues_harp28

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    It should be - advapi32.dll and not advap123.dll

    expand d:\i386\advapi23.dll c:\windows\system32
    Or
    expand d:\i386\dllcache\advapi23.dll c:\Windows\System32
    [note space after expand and after i23.dll]

    Have you installed Service Pack 3 for Xp?

    Download Security Check by screen317 from.
    http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/
    Or
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/securitycheck/dl/123/

    Save it to your Desktop.
    Double click the install icon.
    A command Prompt window will open.
    Let it scan the Pc - press any key when asked.
    It should now open in Notepad.
    Copy and Paste the result of the scan in the reply box below.
     
  8. flavallee

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    blues_harp28:

    If you go here, you'll see a number of June 2014 threads for this same computer.

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  9. CookieFluffy

    CookieFluffy Thread Starter

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    i386 isn't even on my Windows C: drive.

    Appreciate your help, Mary
     
  10. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor

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    The C:\i386 directory holds the installation files for Windows Xp.
    The files will be on the Xp install Cd - in your case D.
    Although they can also be found on the hard drive in some cases.

    This is a Full Xp install Cd - not an OEM - [Original Equipment Manufacturer] Cd?
    Is the pc updated with Service Pack 3 and all of Windows updates?
     
  11. CookieFluffy

    CookieFluffy Thread Starter

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    The CD came with my Dell machine in 2003, and can't be run
    on another machine except for 30 days.

    Yes I've the service pack 3 on CD and also have updated
    >100 updates from Microsoft.

    I copied & pasted i386 from my CD into Windows system32
    but it's not there even after re-booting my computer.

    Also I see under c:\windows ADVAPI32.DL_
    It's not in a sub-folder.

    - Mary
     
  12. CookieFluffy

    CookieFluffy Thread Starter

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    Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.85
    Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86
    Internet Explorer 8
    ``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
    Windows Firewall Disabled!
    ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall
    ZoneAlarm Antivirus
    ZoneAlarm Firewall
    ZoneAlarm Security Toolbar
    ZoneAlarm Security
    `````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
    Java 7 Update 60
    Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.125
    Mozilla Firefox (30.0)
    ````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
    CheckPoint ZoneAlarm vsmon.exe
    CheckPoint ZoneAlarm ZAPrivacyService.exe
    CheckPoint ZoneAlarm zatray.exe
    `````````````````System Health check`````````````````
    Total Fragmentation on Drive C:: 6%
    ````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````
     
  13. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor

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    You have an OEM Cd and not the full Xp Cd.
    What programs are you unable to install and use because of this dll message/error?
     
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