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PhotoShop and advapi32.dll error

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by gvanhouten, Apr 7, 2004.

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  1. gvanhouten

    gvanhouten Thread Starter

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    Hi all:
    I need your help since I have not been able to find a resolution to this problem. I have a PC running an AMD 1900+ with Win 98SE. I have two CD Rom drives, one regular and another that is a CD RW drive. I have installed Photoshop 7.0 on my machine and it had been working without a problem. I tried to use it last night and I got the following error:

    "Photoshop.exe linked to a missing export advapi32.dll Get effective rights from AclA"

    I therefore thought the dll file had gone bad so I replaced it with a fresh copy. Same problem!!

    I thought the installation went bad, so I uninstalled the program, then reinstalled Photoshop via the regular CD Rom drive and the installation went fine. By the way, I did deactivate the virus program before installation. I then tried to open the program, and I get the above message and another message that a "device is not working". I went into device manager and everything is working fine. Thinking that the regular CD Rom drive was bad, I uninstalled the program, and then installed it using the CD RW drive. Same error message. In uninstalled again, and this time I copied the files from the CD to to c: drive and I then installed from the C: drive. Same error messages. Please help, this has me stumped since the program had worked a couple of month ago without any errors. Since I may not check the forum for a while, suggestions can be sent to my email address:
    [email protected]

    thanks again :)
     
  2. putasolution

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    Have you tried re-installing PS 7?
     
  3. gvanhouten

    gvanhouten Thread Starter

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    Sorry, but when I stated that I kept uninstalling and reinstalling the program, I was uninstalling and reinstalling Photoshop 7.0 :)
     
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