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ctl3d32.dll in write folder but "missing"

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  • ctl3d32.dll in write folder but "missing"

    I have distribution clients who cannot run A5 ver 4 because ctl3d32.dll is missing (per error message). They are running Win95 and when they search for this file it is present in the Windows/System folder where it is supposed to be. Different hardware for each. What is wrong?

  • #2
    RE: ctl3d32.dll in write folder but


    Check your clients Windows/System32 folder if there is not a copy of the
    file there copy it to that folder & see if it makes a difference.
    I am not sure if you would have to reboot after coping the file to
    the /system32 folder, but you might go ahead & re-boot just to be safe.

    Let me know If it works....OK?


    • #3
      RE: ctl3d32.dll in write folder but

      Is it possible "ctl3d32.dll" is not showing up in your registry so the system doesn't know where to find it?

      My registry shows it listed under Local Machine / Software / Microsoft / Windows / Current Version / Shared DLLs. You can run a search on your registry to find it. (Running a search shouldn't hurt anything as long as you don't change the values.

      I can tell you how it's defined in my system but I don't know if that would be appropriate to yours. Maybe someone else here can tell you how to get it 'loaded' correctly if it's not there. I've got to believe there's an easy way.


      • #4
        RE: ctl3d32.dll in write folder but


        I like your answer better.... I checked the install.log
        and Alpha dosen't write any files to Windows/system32 folder.
        It seems more likely that the file either lost its registery key
        or wasn't registered porperly....good heads up on that call!


        • #5
          RE: ctl3d32.dll in write folder but


          FWIW, I found the file in my Windows/System folder but not in my Windows/System32 folder. I'm wobndering if this file supposed to be in the W/S32 folder? Everything works fine for me.

          TYVM :) kenn

          Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.


          • #6
            RE: ctl3d32.dll in write folder but

            My question is answered. Since this occuring on two machines for the same client, I wondering if the computers are networked? That may have something to do with it.

            TYVM :) kenn

            Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.


            • #7
              RE: ctl3d32.dll in write folder but

              My two clients are not networked. They are different businesses in differnt states. I'm not a techie - any help on what to do if the file doesn't turn up in their registry?


              • #8
                RE: ctl3d32.dll in write folder but

                One thing to watch out for with certain popular Windows DLLs is duplicates. An error message that implies the absence of a DLL can actually mean too many. That is most often one in Windows and one in the app's folder.

                In the case of ctl3d32.dll, I believe it's supposed to match the OS's date and be in Windows\System. Try renaming any others.


                • #9
                  RE: ctl3d32.dll in write folder but

                  Put it in the A5v4 dir and it should work fine.



                  • #10
                    RE: ctl3d32.dll in write folder but

                    A related question, Does anyone know if all Dll's needed by A5 are put in the A5 directory (copies from C:windows) will A5 look there first. This would be a help in portability. Then could treat A5 like A4, when we get a new user I just copy a directory from the network to the users C: drive and am done. Also would prevent problems with incorrect DLL versiions.