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You receive a "Clipart cannot complete the operation" error message when you try to insert clip art in an Office program


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Symptoms

When you try to insert clip art in a document in a Microsoft Office program, the clip art is not inserted and you receive the following error message:
Clipart cannot complete the operation.

Interface not registered. Error code 0x80040155.

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Cause

This issue may occur when the Ole32.dll file that is on the computer is not correctly registered. Additionally, this issue may occur if your installation of MicrosoftWindows is damaged

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Resolution

To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Register the Ole32.dll file

To register the Ole32.dll file, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regsvr32 ole32.dll in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Click OK when you receive the following message:
    DllRegisterServer in OLE32.DLL succeeded.

Method 2: Perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows

For more information about how to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
315341 How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP
292175 How to perform an in-place upgrade of Windows 2000

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Keywords: kbclip, kberrmsg, kbtshoot, kbprb, KB889885

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Article Info
Article ID : 889885
Revision : 6
Created on : 11/15/2006
Published on : 11/15/2006
Exists online : False
Views : 435