problems installing from CDs

  ROYWIDD 10:09 03 Dec 2005

hello friendly people,when I try to install progs and games etc from a CD,i get the message"error number:0x80070725,incompatible version of the RPC stub".I know from a previous post regarding this,that it's a known Msoft fault.I'm on Win98se.Having seen microsofts'charges to get help/support,and being on a low income,does anyone know another way to resolve this please?

  stalion 10:13 03 Dec 2005
  VoG II 10:14 03 Dec 2005
  Gongoozler 10:14 03 Dec 2005

Hi ROYWIDD. Does this help? click here

  Diodorus Siculus 10:15 03 Dec 2005

Incompatible Version of the RPC Stub
"ou Are Using Windows 98 or 95

On Windows 98 and 95, this error may be caused by a bad version of oleaut32.dll. To correct this problem, follow these directions to remove the old file and reinstall it.

Warning: This resolution requires you to modify your System folder. Modifications to the Windows system, if not done correctly, can cause serious problems to your system.

1. Download to your Desktop, but do not run, the Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) file appropriate for your system.
* Windows 98: dcom98.exe click here

* Windows 95: dcom95.exe

2. Select Start > Shutdown.

3. Select Restart in MS-DOS mode.

4. At the command prompt c:\WINDOWS, enter the following commands on separate lines as shown. Windows automatically restarts.

CD c:\windows\system

rename oleaut32.dll oleaut32.old


5. Ignore the error message: "A required .DLL file, C:\windows\system\oleaut32.dll, was not found." This error message appears because the file was renamed in step 4.

6. Log in as you normally would.

7. Double-click the file you downloaded to your Desktop in step 1. Click Yes to the dialog that opens. The dcom.exe file installs a new oleaut32.dll file.

8. After DCOM has been installed, select Start > Restart.

If your computer fails to function properly after following the above instructions, you can restore your original oleaut32.dll file by doing the following:

1. Select Start > Shutdown.

2. Select Restart in MS-DOS mode.

3. At the command prompt c:\WINDOWS, enter the following commands on separate lines as shown. This restores the old oleaut32.dll file.

CD c:\windows\system

rename oleaut32.old oleaut32.dll


4. Windows automatically restarts. If it does not, select Start > Restart."

click here

  Diodorus Siculus 10:16 03 Dec 2005

Seems we all found the same one!

  stalion 10:18 03 Dec 2005

yes we are the the four musketeers

  ROYWIDD 10:22 03 Dec 2005

hello again,thank you"four musketeers",i will try your joint solution later today,and get back to you with the results

  ROYWIDD 11:19 03 Dec 2005

to;stalion,Vog,Gongoozler,and Diodorus Siculus...Many thanks for your solution and help!All is well now, thanks to you,lots of programs can now be installed.

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