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MFC42.DLL error message

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by bj nick, Jan 29, 2002.

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  1. bj nick

    bj nick Thread Starter

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    I just installed ulead videostudio v.5, and now I constantly get the error message: a required .dll file, mfc42.dll not found. I had this happen once before a long time ago, and I still have the file on floppy. I reinstalled it to windows/system, but the message remains. I downloaded a fresh version of mfc42.dll from the net, and did the same thing, but I still get the same message. Of course I restarted after each try. It knocked out my scanner as well, and several of my programs will not open (photo editing programs), giving the same error message when I try to open them. I uninstalled the ulead videostudio program and restarted, but there was no change. Help!
     
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    Hey, bj nick

    I was just thinking did you try this go to run

    & type regsvr32 mfc42.dll Click ok
     
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    bj nick Thread Starter

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    aa plus...I tried, and i got the message "load library(mfc42.dll) failed"
     
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    Hello,bj nick

    Try again but put a space between regsvr32 & mfc42.dll

    Good Luck
     
  6. TonyKlein

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    The original error says the dll isn't found, which might explain why it's proving so hard to register...:rolleyes:

    I think you should start by extracting the dll from your Winmdows CD-ROM, and see whether that helps: How to extract files in Windows 98 and Windows Me

    Good luck,
     
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    well, this time it said "register succeeded," whatever that means.
    But the problem itself has gone from bad to worse. The scanner came back but is now gone again. I get various dll error messages when trying to open several photo editing programs as well as frontpage2002. Most say something like "FPCUTL.DLL file is linked to missing export mfc42.dll" or "U32SCAN.DLL is linked....." or C:\PROGRAM FILES\CCONNECT/CCONNECT.EXE," along with a message that "a device attached to the the system is not working." these messages begin with "error starting program."

    What a mess....I've tried installing mfc42.dll to the system directory, to the video studio folder itself, I've run sfc, but nothing has worked. How did this happen? Can one lousy (and I do mean 'lousy") software bug cause this much havoc?

    thanks for the help, everybody....I would really hate to take my machine back to the shop again...
     
  8. Mosaic1

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    There are a lot of different versions of these files. If you knew which version was there before, you could install that. Uninstalling a program will not put back a file it has removed. You may need to reinstall a few of those programs to put the correct file version back.
    Go to the Microsoft Dll Help Database and do a search for mfc42.dll. You'll see there are many versions. See which match the programs you have and which is in Windows\system. How many versions do you have on your hard drive? The version in Windows \system is most important.
    http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/fileversion/dllinfo.asp?fr=0&sd=msdn

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    Excerpted from : http://www.smartcomputing.com/editorial/article.asp?article=articles/archive/l0706/25l06/25l06.asp

    Opening FrontPage. We realize it’s particularly frustrating when you can’t even get the application to open. Here are a couple of error messages that might appear when you try to launch FrontPage 2000.

    Error Message: “Fpcutl.dll is linked to a missing export Mfc42.dll.” And this message is often preceded by: “There is a device attached to this system that is not functioning correctly.”

    Translation: Your operating system is not recognizing that FrontPage 2000 has been installed correctly on your machine and can’t connect to it. By the way, a similar error message can appear when opening other programs, such as Microsoft Image Composer.

    Solution: The workaround is to create a new shortcut to the Frontpg.exe file. (It isn’t foolproof, but it’s worth a shot.) Right-click the Desktop, click New, and then select Shortcut. Click the Browse button and scan your hard drive for the FrontPage executable file, called Frontpg.exe. It’ll likely be at C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFTOFFICE
    \OFFICE\Frontpg.exe, unless you installed it elsewhere. Click Open, and then click Next. Pick an easy-to-understand shortcut name, type it in, choose an icon if asked, and then click Finish. Now, to launch FrontPage, just double-click the new Desktop shortcut.
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