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Missing MSWINSCK.OCX

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  • Hello,

    I just downloaded a program that requires a file called MSWINSCK.OCX and I've read all the questions and answers about this problem and they say to open cmd (Command Prompt) and type: "regsvr32 mswinsck.ocx"  
    as the admin, and the problem I have is...when i opened  computer, and went to "C:\windows\system32" i kept looking....and looking...and the file "MSWINSCK.OCX" isn't even there! WTF??? I read a article that said, "download MSWINSCK.OCX from any site and copy and paste into system32" So I did that and it appeared as a Text Document, so when i went to regsvr32 mswinsck.ocx it STILL didn't load, so I don't know what to do! HELP!!
    and don't try to find some bullsh*t from google I LOOKED AT ALL OF IT! I need pro help!!

    Sincerely, slappyman.           
    e-mail: peyton.blevins@yahoo.com 
    Monday, August 01, 2011 10:23 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    If you can find MSWINSCK.OCX and download from proper resources, please choose the one that has the same version of Windows vista. If you have Windows Vista SP1 installed, please download the cooresponding file version.

    If that did not help, here I would like to suggest perform the following steps to resolve it:

    Step 1:

    Run the System File Checker (SFC) to repair Windows Vista system files

    1. Click Start, type "cmd" (without the quote) in the Start Search bar, right-click cmd.exe and click run as administrator.

    2. Input the following commands and press Enter after each line.

    sfc /scannow

    Note: There is a SPACE between "SFC" and "/Scannow". This command will take several minutes to complete.

    If the corrupted files are detected but cannot be fixed, we need Windows Vista Installation Disk to repair Windows.

    Step 2: In-Place Upgrade

    Note: After performing In-Place Upgrade, your personal data and installed programs usually will not be removed but we may need to run Windows Update to install all the available updates for your system to update these system files to the current version. This troubleshooting process is time consuming. Your patience is highly appreciated.

    As to the steps of In-Place Upgrade, I still would like to explain that it will reinstall all system files with this method. You may need to reinstall some applications to upgrade some files to a higher version, because they may be replaced during the installation of Windows. It will take about two hours to repair. Your personal files and settings will be kept as they were after the installation. However, it is always recommended to backup the important information and files to other partitions or other disks before doing it.

    If you would like to perform the In-place Upgrade, let’s refer to the following steps.

    1. Start the computer by using the current Operating System.

    2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD in the computer's DVD drive.

    3. Use one of the following procedures, as appropriate:

    If Windows automatically detects the DVD, the Install now screen appears. Click Install now.

    If Windows does not automatically detect the DVD, follow these steps:

    a. Click Start, type Drive:\setup.exe, and then click OK.

    Note Drive is the drive letter of the computer's DVD drive.

    b. Click Install now.

    4. When you reach the "Which type of installation do you want?" screen, click Upgrade to upgrade the current operating system to Windows Vista.


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    Monday, August 08, 2011 6:40 AM
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