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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by NinaKoura, Sep 15, 2004.

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  1. NinaKoura

    NinaKoura Thread Starter

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    This has happened to me a few times before, but every time I click on any sort of image file, I don't get a preview on the right side of the window. I have everything set up like I normally did to get the preview, but it suddenly stopped working about a month or so ago. When the problem occured before, a simple registry fix remedied the problem, but now NOTHING works! I've tried the "regsvr32 thumbvw.dll", but I get some error message that says something like "LoadLibrary ("thumbvw.dll") failed." I have Windows 98 SE...can anyone help me? :confused:
     
  2. Filewasp

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    http://aumha.org/regfiles.php
    registry patches- towards bottom is one for fixing thumbnail viewing. It is always recommended to do a back up before altering your registry.
     
  3. NinaKoura

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    I tried both registry patches that would apply to my situation, but neither of them worked. Any other suggestions?
     
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    Anyone?
     
  5. Rollin' Rog

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    Try going to Add/Remove program > Microsoft Internet Explorer > Remove > Repair

    and do a "repair" on IE. It will verify and register files like thumbvw.dll

    If you get any errors or file version issues, let us know what they are.

    By the way, do you have "view as web page" checked in the folders where you want to have previews? It must be.
     
  6. NinaKoura

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    I started to repair internet explorer, but I got "Internet Explorer 6 could not be repaired. Please Run Setup again to reinstall all components. I clicked on "Details..." and got the following message:

    "Internet Explorer 6 cannot be repaired due to the following errors:

    File ATL.DLL is missing (which it's not, because I checked and it's in C:\Windows\System)
    Version 8.0.7820.0 of the file MSXML3A.DLL exists, but the version needs to be greater than 8.0.7916.0"

    And yep, I have "view as web page" checked in the folders.
     
  7. Rollin' Rog

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    Well that's an indication that you have missing or mismatched IE files. Usually the resolution for this is to remove the current version of IE to return to the previous installed version and then update again.

    Frankly before attempting such fixes and just good practice anyway, I would recommend installing an alternate browser such as Mozilla firefox or Opera 7. That way you can be sure that any radical attempts to resolve the problem will not leave you up the creek without a paddle.
     
  8. NinaKoura

    NinaKoura Thread Starter

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    I took your advice and reinstalled IE, and lo and behold, everything works perfectly again! Thank you SO much for your help! I appreciate it!
     
  9. Rollin' Rog

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    We got lucky ;)

    So glad to hear it!
     
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