john1000 07:43 23 Aug 2003

i am running xp pro with a adsl connection every time i connect i get a error saying windows system file encounted an error oleaut32.dll and will have to close,once you have closed this everything seems to be ok tryed deleting this file but it just access denied thanks

  Wes Tam ;-) 08:03 23 Aug 2003

john1000 you can download the file oleaut32.dll from click here

  john1000 08:18 23 Aug 2003

downloaded the file tryed to copy and paste to system 32 folder,unable to replace file currently in use please close all programmes.tryed in safe mode still no good something is apparently still using this file any ideas

  Wes Tam ;-) 08:26 23 Aug 2003

Are you running Microsoft Excel?

  john1000 08:33 23 Aug 2003

not sure how will i know?i think i have just got microsoft word installed

  krypt1c 10:34 23 Aug 2003

If you can't discover what's using the file you will probably have to boot up in dos to replace the file [Can you boot up into dos with XP?]
If you rename your new file to *new, then put it in the same directory as the current file you can rename the current file to *old then rename the *new file to *dll. You can find basic dos commands here click here

  anchor 12:17 23 Aug 2003

Yes krypt1c, easy to do in Dos, (if you have Win-ME or earlier).

The problem is that john1000 has XP, so someone well versed in XP will need to advise him how to best to access Dos, and what commands are valid for XP.

An interesting read is here:

click here

  powerless 12:29 23 Aug 2003

Start > Run > Type:

Regsvr32 oleaut32.dll

Click ok.

  krypt1c 13:26 23 Aug 2003

Oops. Should have read the thread more carefully ;-(

  john1000 21:30 24 Aug 2003

i have tryed everything but for some reason this file is currently in use what programme would use this file

  krypt1c 21:59 24 Aug 2003

THis might help click here

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