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March 24, 2005 11:47:01 PM

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When I go into this program under windows set up I get this error:

An error has occured in your program ... click Ignore or Cancel.

Then ... Rundll32 has caused an error in Setupx.dll

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Anonymous
March 25, 2005 12:39:37 PM

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Sean,

You really need to stop playing with registry cleaners and removing
entries from the registry and also the Program Files folder that were
placed there when Win Me was installed unless you are fully aware of the
consequences. Deleting those entries is what has caused this problem.

Your setupx.dll error is usually the result of having deleted some empty
folders in the Program Files folder that were placed there when Win Me was
installed that are used for optional components of Win Me. Then I suspect
you used a registry cleaner which then removed some necessary entries
required for Add/Remove Programs | Windows Setup to function because the
target folders were no longer present. You can avoid this happening in
future by not deleting such folders and similarly not deleting any values
in the key
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\VarLDID

I would have attached a zip file containing a reg file containing all of
the required entries to my reply but since you are using the web
interface to these newsgroups rather than a proper newsreader you would
never see the attachment.
--
Mike Maltby MS-MVP
mike.maltby@gmail.com


Sean <Sean@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> When I go into this program under windows set up I get this error:
>
> An error has occured in your program ... click Ignore or Cancel.
>
> Then ... Rundll32 has caused an error in Setupx.dll
March 25, 2005 12:39:38 PM

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Any particular value in the VarLDID?
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Anonymous
March 25, 2005 12:39:39 PM

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Sean
If you read Mike's initial response, he has a fix for this but
requires your e-mail address to send it.


"Sean" <Sean@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Any particular value in the VarLDID?
>
>
Anonymous
March 25, 2005 12:52:40 PM

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Mike M wrote :-

> You really need to stop playing with registry cleaners and removing
> entries from the registry ..

Indeed Mike, I was going to suggest running SR in one of Sean's (many)
earlier posts, but it seems that SR isn't even working either.

Self-inflicted?

Maybe it's time to consider a 'clean start' <g>

Mart


"Mike M" <No_Spam@Corned_Beef.Only> wrote in message
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> Sean,
>
> You really need to stop playing with registry cleaners and removing
> entries from the registry and also the Program Files folder that were
> placed there when Win Me was installed unless you are fully aware of the
> consequences. Deleting those entries is what has caused this problem.
>
> Your setupx.dll error is usually the result of having deleted some empty
> folders in the Program Files folder that were placed there when Win Me was
> installed that are used for optional components of Win Me. Then I suspect
> you used a registry cleaner which then removed some necessary entries
> required for Add/Remove Programs | Windows Setup to function because the
> target folders were no longer present. You can avoid this happening in
> future by not deleting such folders and similarly not deleting any values
> in the key
> HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\VarLDID
>
> I would have attached a zip file containing a reg file containing all of
> the required entries to my reply but since you are using the web
> interface to these newsgroups rather than a proper newsreader you would
> never see the attachment.
> --
> Mike Maltby MS-MVP
> mike.maltby@gmail.com
>
>
> Sean <Sean@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
>> When I go into this program under windows set up I get this error:
>>
>> An error has occured in your program ... click Ignore or Cancel.
>>
>> Then ... Rundll32 has caused an error in Setupx.dll
>
March 25, 2005 12:52:41 PM

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Well I suspect there are some pros/cons of registry cleaner.
Anonymous
March 25, 2005 1:32:09 PM

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The most important of which is to know what you are doing and to ensure
that you have full backups.
--
Mike Maltby MS-MVP
mike.maltby@gmail.com


Sean <Sean@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> Well I suspect there are some pros/cons of registry cleaner.
Anonymous
March 25, 2005 1:47:23 PM

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All of them.
--
Mike Maltby MS-MVP
mike.maltby@gmail.com


Sean <Sean@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> Any particular value in the VarLDID?
March 26, 2005 7:35:02 PM

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REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\VarLDID]
"28700"="C:\\PROGRA~1"
"28701"="C:\\Program Files"
"28702"="C:\\PROGRA~1"
"28710"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\ACCESS~1"
"28720"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\ACCESS~1\\HYPERT~1"
"28730"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\COMMON~1"
"28732"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\COMMON~1"
"28740"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\COMMON~1\\MICROS~1"
"28742"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\COMMON~1\\MICROS~1"
"29000"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\INTERN~1"
"29001"="C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer"
"29002"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\INTERN~1"
"29400"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\INTERN~1\\CONNEC~1"
"29401"="C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\Connection Wizard"
"29402"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\INTERN~1\\CONNEC~1"
"29800"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\NETMEE~1"
"29801"="C:\\Program Files\\NetMeeting"
"29802"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\NETMEE~1"
"30000"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\OUTLOO~1"
"30001"="C:\\Program Files\\Outlook Express"
"30002"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\OUTLOO~1"
"30100"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system"
"30400"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\Plus!\\Themes"
"30600"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MESSEN~1"
"30601"="C:\\Program Files\\Messenger"
"30602"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MESSEN~1"
"30800"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\WINDOW~1"
"30801"="C:\\Program Files\\Windows Media Player"
"30802"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\WINDOW~1"
"30810"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MOVIEM~1"
"30811"="C:\\Program Files\\Movie Maker"
"30812"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MOVIEM~1"
"30900"="C:\\WINDOWS\\APPLIC~1"
"30901"="C:\\WINDOWS\\Application Data"
"30902"="C:\\WINDOWS\\APPLIC~1"
"30910"="C:\\WINDOWS\\APPLIC~1\\MICROS~1"
"30911"="C:\\WINDOWS\\Application Data\\Microsoft"
"30912"="C:\\WINDOWS\\APPLIC~1\\MICROS~1"

only problem I encounter is how to I save this as a .reg file in notepad?

I get two options, .txt or all files.
March 26, 2005 7:59:02 PM

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where can I PM you for an email to forward the zip file, Mike?
Anonymous
March 27, 2005 12:22:30 PM

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Sean
It's been a couple of years since I had to use this "fix", however if
I recall, you simply copy and paste into NOTEPAD and then click on
File/Save AS and then locate MY DOCUMENTS (where to save it) and type
SETUPX.REG.

Hope this helps
"Sean" <Sean@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7FEE4FD0-AF56-4B8F-B095-93D28D127979@microsoft.com...
> REGEDIT4
>
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\Va
rLDID]
> "28700"="C:\\PROGRA~1"
> "28701"="C:\\Program Files"
> "28702"="C:\\PROGRA~1"
> "28710"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\ACCESS~1"
> "28720"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\ACCESS~1\\HYPERT~1"
> "28730"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\COMMON~1"
> "28732"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\COMMON~1"
> "28740"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\COMMON~1\\MICROS~1"
> "28742"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\COMMON~1\\MICROS~1"
> "29000"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\INTERN~1"
> "29001"="C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer"
> "29002"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\INTERN~1"
> "29400"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\INTERN~1\\CONNEC~1"
> "29401"="C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\Connection Wizard"
> "29402"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\INTERN~1\\CONNEC~1"
> "29800"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\NETMEE~1"
> "29801"="C:\\Program Files\\NetMeeting"
> "29802"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\NETMEE~1"
> "30000"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\OUTLOO~1"
> "30001"="C:\\Program Files\\Outlook Express"
> "30002"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\OUTLOO~1"
> "30100"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system"
> "30400"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\Plus!\\Themes"
> "30600"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MESSEN~1"
> "30601"="C:\\Program Files\\Messenger"
> "30602"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MESSEN~1"
> "30800"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\WINDOW~1"
> "30801"="C:\\Program Files\\Windows Media Player"
> "30802"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\WINDOW~1"
> "30810"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MOVIEM~1"
> "30811"="C:\\Program Files\\Movie Maker"
> "30812"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MOVIEM~1"
> "30900"="C:\\WINDOWS\\APPLIC~1"
> "30901"="C:\\WINDOWS\\Application Data"
> "30902"="C:\\WINDOWS\\APPLIC~1"
> "30910"="C:\\WINDOWS\\APPLIC~1\\MICROS~1"
> "30911"="C:\\WINDOWS\\Application Data\\Microsoft"
> "30912"="C:\\WINDOWS\\APPLIC~1\\MICROS~1"
>
> only problem I encounter is how to I save this as a .reg file in
notepad?
>
> I get two options, .txt or all files.
Anonymous
March 27, 2005 2:09:06 PM

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Use "All Files" option, place filename in quotes ex- "Filename.reg"

Sean wrote:
> ------------------------ (snip) ------------------------------
>
> only problem I encounter is how to I save this as a .reg file in
> notepad?
>
> I get two options, .txt or all files.
March 27, 2005 2:09:07 PM

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Actually took a few times but got it work by saving it first as a all files.

The add/remove portion of the windows setup has been fixed, although, there
has been a rundll 32 error when I try to uninstall Outlook due to the mapi
error on the shortcut in startmenu.
!