Application locks during "file - save as" RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi - 

    I have and older application that I am trying to run in Windows 7 -32 bit.

    It has run successfully in all versions of windows from 3.1 – Vista 32 bit.

    The program installs and launches without issue, but when I click “file-save as” the program locks up once the “file window” opens. I cannot type a file name or select a location. Once I close the program using task manager I get an error about a “ole2disp.dll”  (Any option in the “file” tab that causes the “file window” to open has the same result.)

    The program runs if I create a virtual XP machine, so I don’t think the problem is with “ole2disp.dll” itself, but more one of permissions. I have tried various “compatibility modes” and taking ownership and giving full control to everything I can, but still no success. (another clue … when closed through task manager it prompts me to save my work, allows me to type a file name into a slightly different looking file window…. But it always saves a new blank file.)

    Any thoughts? 

    if no solution ...can anyone explain why it locks at this point?

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 9:01 PM


  • Hi,


    According to your description, the issue seems not compatible with Windows 7. The APP which incompatible with Windows 7 may cause unexpected issue.


    You can logon with Clean Boot to see if the same issue occurs.


    If the issue persists, since the application may not the product of Microsoft, I suggest to contact application manufacturer for further help or to see if any update version you can use.


    Thank you for your understanding.



    Leo   Huang



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    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Thursday, May 26, 2011 8:34 AM
    Thursday, May 19, 2011 6:58 AM