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PRB: MDAC Standalone Setup Dialog Overly Large on Windows 95

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This article was previously published under Q183092

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On a computer with the original release of Windows 95 (version 4.00.950), if you run the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) standalone setup program, the dialog box for the setup program appears 10-20 times wider than the screen. If you slide the dialog box over to click the "NEXT" button, it crashes on the next step in the setup process.

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This is because the MDAC Standalone Setup program requires versions of the OLE Automation Components and Comctl32.dll file that were shipped after the original version of Windows 95 was released.

Many products install later versions of both OLE Automation and the Comctl32.dll file, including Visual Basic 5.0, Internet Explorer 3.02, Visual C++ 5.0, and so forth. However, it is possible to have a Windows 95 computer without the later versions of one or both of these components.

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Install the OLE Automation and Comctl32.dll file patches before running the MDAC Setup program. Both patches must be installed for the MDAC Setup program to work correctly. Please refer to the REFERENCES section for the articles that contain information on obtaining the patches.

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For additional information on the OLE Automation component patch, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
180071� FILE: Msvbvm50.exe Installs Visual Basic 5.0 Run-Time Files
For additional information on the Comctl32.dll patch, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
165487� Incorrect or Garbled Text on Tab Labels in Properties
For more information on acquiring the MDAC 1.5 files, please see see the following Universal Data Access Web site:

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Keywords: KB183092, kbprb

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Article Info
Article ID : 183092
Revision : 7
Created on : 9/16/2003
Published on : 9/16/2003
Exists online : False
Views : 417