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regedit.exe - Unable To Locate Component

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  1. bf17125

    bf17125 Thread Starter

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    I get the following error every time I try and install a program or run regedit.

    "regedit.exe - Unable To Locate Component
    This application has failed to start becaue clb.dll was not found. Re-installing the applicationmay fiz this problem."

    How do I reinstall regedit or fix this problem??

    Thanks
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Assuming XP--
    Check your Windows\system32 folder to see if clb.dll is there. If it is, go to Start » Run, and type:
    regsvr32 clb.dll

    If not, insert your XP CD and Exit if it autostarts. Then, go to Start » Run, and type:
    expand D:\i386\clb.dl_ C:\Windows\System32\clb.dll
    (assuming D: is the drive containing the XP CD, C: is your system drive, and Windows is your installation directory).

    Then, go to Start » Run, and type:
    regsvr32 clb.dll
     
  3. bf17125

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    Had to install from XP CD. Followded those steps and got the following message when done:

    RegSvr32
    clb.dll was loaded, but the DllRegisterServer entry point was not found. This file can not be registered.
     
  4. Elvandil

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    That's OK. Some dll's are not self-registering and that should present no problem. Now see if it works.
     
  5. bf17125

    bf17125 Thread Starter

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    Work now. Awesome thanks.

    How does it get removed anyway?
     
  6. Elvandil

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    Good question. One of the mysteries of the Universe. If it were 98, I'd say that it may have been removed by some program that was uninstalled. But XP's System File Protection is supposed to prevent that. So, your guess is as good as mine.
     
  7. bf17125

    bf17125 Thread Starter

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    Ok well thanks for the help.
     
  8. qim

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    I have exactly the same problem but the solutions do not work for me. Help!!!
     
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