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mr. guest
12-06-2003, 02:12 PM

Anyone know what is the best way to replace a dll called - comdlg32.dll

Its used by windows constantly, and i need to find a way to replace it.. as my 'save as'.. boxes error on me and crash programs beacause of an error in the used dll..

Thanks guys! :D

EDIT - i already have the file and the 'ocx file' from dll-files.com

12-06-2003, 02:37 PM
download it to your desktop, remove the old one then place the new one it the proper folder

12-06-2003, 02:48 PM
Didn't you get a short command with it? I can't remember it exactly but it contains "reg.ocx" or something. If the old one is fully gone from the system, no restore points or cached copies, then windows may automatically pick up the new one anyway.

Something like this maybe...


12-06-2003, 03:01 PM
If its the dialogue dll mate i dont think you need to register it.Just place it in the windows system/system32 folder

Otherwise mate to register it go to the run>start and and type "regsvr32 filename".

mr. guest
12-06-2003, 03:21 PM
i can't delete, rename or edit the existing one in system32.... it won't let me cause its being used..

i think i found out how to do it by using command prompt... but i'm gonna try it out now..

The one in my system32 folder is damaged somehow.. don't ask... anyway, i've already tried registering it with the command in run.. it never worked.

Yes it did come with a .ocx, i may have to replace that file too

12-06-2003, 03:35 PM

Reboot in safe mode (f8) and then replace.

mr. guest
12-06-2003, 04:48 PM
ok just done it... tried it out... the save as.. does nothing... hmm.... so i realise i need to register the new files... went to do that.. run...... ocx one worked ok... the dll one gave this Error message:

" RegSvr32

comdlg32.dll was loaded, but the DllRegisterServer entry point was not found.

This file can not be registered. "


mr. guest
12-06-2003, 06:03 PM

12-06-2003, 06:28 PM
I take it you tried the command:- regsvr32 comdlg32.dll ?

It may be that the dll's are searching for other files that are not available.

mr. guest
12-07-2003, 02:49 AM
yep.. thats what i did..

I don't know whatelse to do?

mr. guest
12-07-2003, 03:56 PM
just wanted to bring this back up to see if anyone could help..