So, you've downloaded that cool skinnable thing, ran the install and when you want to open it, there it is: "System Error XXX.XX.XXXX. Something.ocx could not be found". Ofcourse, all these are available online, if you look. But here's some common problem files, and more general runtime packages and useful files/links.
Think we're missing one, please let us know.
Here's a list of downloadable files, mostly VB and other MS components, we've seen mentioned around as causing trouble. Check version numbers first please and read instructions in section below:
Place the files in your system directory (backup any old versions), that's \Windows\System (9x), \Winnt\System32 (NT,2k) or \Windows\System32 (XP). Could be the .dll/.ocx is already registered, or doesn't need to be, but if needed, choose start(button), "Run...", and in the runbox type:
…replacing example.dll with the name of the file. A convenient, freeware shell extension is RegSvrExt, by Mike Lin (within miscellaneous software section). It adds the option to register/unregister in the rightclickmenu for these objects.
General Visual Basic runtime libraries
|Visual Basic 1||153 kB|
|Visual Basic 2||02.00.0908||200 kB|
|Visual Basic 3||03.00.0538||225 kB|
|Visual Basic 4||859 kB|
|Visual Basic 5||Servicepack 3||1.24 Mb|
|Visual Basic 6||Servicepack 5||0.99 Mb|
Other runtime setup files
|Borland (6)||787 kB|
..constantly moves stuff around, and it's a good idea to get latest versions anyhow. At the MS download center you can find the latest versions of the Windows Installer, .Net framework, GDI+ and more.