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Hennyb

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Hey everyone i have just purchased PUBG for my laptop through steam , and it all downloaded fine but when it came to running the program it came up with "cannot find 'XAPOFX1_5.dll and i have deleted this and replaced both in system 32 and in sysWOW64 and still getting same error any help would be gratefully appreciated really keen to play this game ,thanks
 

NathanielFalardeau

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Hi Hennyb,

Your problem seems very upsetting, but I don't want you to be too upset because I have a possible solution for you that should work.

Right click on your game in steam and then click the properties tab. Go to local files and click "verify integrity of game files". Once that is finished get this program, scroll down on the page and you should see a free version of the software. That's all you will need. https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/download <-- This is the link you get the program on. Download the program and install it, once it's finished installing, open it up. Go to the registry tab and click "scan for issues" once it finishes scanning for missing files, you can click on the "fix selected issues" and the program will fix all your issues.

I would suggest to restart your computer after this and trying your pubg again. Let me know if this was helpful.


Nathaniel Falardeau
 

valis

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Just my personal opinion, but you'll find it mirrored here; registry cleaners frequently do more harm than good. I've got no issue with CCleaner as a whole but were I you, I'd avoid the registry cleaning part. I've had to fix a half-dozen or so rigs that the CCleaner registry cleaner ended up bricking.
 

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Here is an older post by a former moderator here on why NOT to use reg cleaners; it's easily the best write-up on this I've seen, hence why I've saved it:

Registry cleaners do nothing to help a machine. The damage they cause may not even show up right away. Then you buy a new piece of hardware and discover that it won't install because some "cleaner" removed all the entries. And because of the way the registry works, removing things from it does not improve access speed one iota.


Cleaning "junk" files is another thing that should be done with caution. Many files that programs like Ccleaner remove are very useful at times. For example, most backups, including that of the BCD registry, use the bak file ending. If there is a problem booting, it's easy to replace it unless it has been deleted. Contrary to popular belief, the number of files on the hard drive has nothing at all to do with how well or fast the system runs.


In case someone has not already seen it:


It is true that errors in your registry can cause all sorts of problems. But what cleaners find are not "errors" at all. They define them as "errors" and then either fix them by deleting them, or make repairs that are almost always incorrect. They then see the incorrect entries as correct, and have thus actually introduced 100's of new, real errors into the registry that were not there before.


Any registry error, when it actually exists, needs to be fixed surgically, not with a shotgun.


http://forums.techguy.org/6657814-post1.html

http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/605058-regcure-ruined-my-computer.html

http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=643

http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/785344-hubby-wants-buy-regcure-any.html

http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/708851-registry-cleaner.html

http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/716128-solved-reg-cleaner.html

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/735414-vista-desktop-file-lost.html


Even if registry cleaners actually worked and did what they are supposed to safely, what would be the net gain?



I have over 800,000 entries in my registry. So let's say 1 million as a good approximation. So if we also assume that the "speed" of the registry is an inverse relationship, in other words, if it were half as large, it would be twice as fast, how much would this cleaner actually speed things up?


If it found 5,000 "errors" (they aren't really errors, but let's assume they are since the cleaners do), then the increase in the speed of the registry would be 5000/1000000, or 0.005, or 1/2%. So in other words, by running a registry cleaner and removing 5000 entries (which is more than most find) and risking serious damage to your installation and programs, you have succeeded in increasing the speed by 1/2 of 1% (if it were even true in the first place that registry access speed is dependent on size in this way, which it isn't).


Does that seem worth it to you?


Registry "defraggers" ("compactors") may actually improve your registry access speed, however. These tools do not hack out possibly needed entries like "cleaners" do. They simply rebuild the registry, leaving out blank space and reducing the size. Auslogics may be one of the best since it does the compaction offline on the next machine boot. Some others do, too.


Free registry defragmenters (compressors):


NTREGOPT - http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

RegCompact.NET - http://www.aplusfreeware.com/categories/LFWV/RegCompact.html

WinASO RegDefrag - http://www.winaso.com/

Free Registry Defrag - http://www.registry-clean.net/free-registry-defrag.htm


You can benchmark your registry access speed to compare it at different times, or after a "defrag" ("compaction") to see if any real improvement in access speed occurred. The output of regbench HKLM -auto looks like this:


Benchmarking registry root:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE [HKLM] hKey: 0x80000002

/

== Keys in hive : 359169

== Enumeration time : 135625 ms (135.63 secs)

== Total accesses : 100000

== Total access time : 8609

== Time per access : 0.086090 ms

== Keys per second : 11615.75

== Total bytes read : 10000046

== Time to read all : 10157 ms

== Time per byte : 0.001010 ms per byte

== Bytes per second : 990099.00
 

Johnny b

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Agreed.

Registry cleaning too often winds up causing more problems than it solves.
CC has other good aspects, but imo, registry 'cleaning' is one to avoid.
 

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Then I would suggest making a backup before using CCleaner. But I've personally never ran into ANY issues with CCleaner and I've been using it on the same computer for 5 years.
 

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Then I would suggest making a backup before using CCleaner. But I've personally never ran into ANY issues with CCleaner and I've been using it on the same computer for 5 years.
It doesn't matter what your personal experience is because you are expected to have read the rules and adhere to them, in this case, the part that reads:
Please do not recommend running registry cleaners and/or system optimizers. The staff at Tech Support Guy generally recommend that registry "cleaners" not be used because many of the "errors" shown in scan results are actually incorrect or "false" detections and "fixing" them may cause serious problems. Some resulting issues can appear immediately while others may only become evident months or even years later when you discover that you can't uninstall a program or software you haven't used for a while doesn't work properly. Furthermore, fixing any "real" errors or attempting to optimize the system by tweaking it won't result in any significant gains in space on the hard drive and/or performance so it's best to simply avoid using these types of programs.
https://forums.techguy.org/help/rules/
 

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Then I would suggest making a backup before using CCleaner. But I've personally never ran into ANY issues with CCleaner and I've been using it on the same computer for 5 years.

Backups are always a wise decision.
But using a registry cleaner isn't.
There have simply been too many problems reported over the years with them.

Fix what's broken, don't fix it till it's broken :D
 

Johnny b

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I suggest you use the Window's restore function and do a reset to before you installed your game software and deleted XAPOFX1_5.dll, then reinstall the game software ...and see if that fixes it.

( note, this is not a reinstall of Windows)

If not, restore to earlier dates.

You will also need to check your Windows Critical updates to make sure they are current.
 
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