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Err Msg: Unable to Find Function "DLLRegisterServer" in File C:\Winnt\System32\Comcat.dll


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Symptoms

When you start your computer the first time after you install Internet Explorer, you may receive any of the following error messages:
Unable to find function "DLLRegisterServer" in file
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\COMCAT.DLL.
Error occurred calling "DLLRegisterServer" in
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\ASCTRLS.OCX (HRESULT=80004005).
Error occurred calling "DLLRegisterServer" in
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DAXCTLE.OCX (HRESULT=80004005).
Also no version information may be displayed when you click About Internet Explorer on the Help menu.

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Cause

This issue can occur if the Comcat.dll file is damaged or the wrong version number.

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Resolution

To resolve this issue, rename the Comcat.dll file in the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder, and then reinstall Internet Explorer.

If you remove Internet Explorer before reinstalling, be sure to rename The Comcat.dll file after removing Internet Explorer.

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Properties

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Keywords: KB223028, kbprb, kberrmsg, kbenv

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Article Info
Article ID : 223028
Revision : 3
Created on : 12/8/2003
Published on : 12/8/2003
Exists online : False
Views : 345