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Windows 7: VBScript Error 2738 - more, and more and...

15 May 2011   #1
lukasamd

Windows 7 / Windows 8
 
 
VBScript Error 2738 - more, and more and...

Hello,
I often have a problem "VBScript Error 2738" when I try install / uninstall software, fox example bootracer, HP ProtectTools, etc.

I know what to do in this case:

Code:
regsvr32 vbscript.dll
and

Code:
reg delete "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{B54F3741-5B07-11CF-A4B0-00AA004A55E8}" /f
It helps, but for only short time - when I reboot my computer and try install something else, I must do this again...
Is it possible to fix it forever?


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15 May 2011   #2
kenmdotexe

Win7 Ultimate SP1 6.1.7601 x86
 
 

Make sure your running it with Administrative Privilege.
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15 May 2011   #3
lukasamd

Windows 7 / Windows 8
 
 

Yep, I running this using UAC (from normal administrator account), or using internal Main-Administrator account, but error still exists.
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15 May 2011   #4
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lukasamd View Post
Yep, I running this using UAC (from normal administrator account), or using internal Main-Administrator account, but error still exists.
Try SFC
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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15 May 2011   #5
lukasamd

Windows 7 / Windows 8
 
 

I did scan - everything is ok in system files (problem still exists).
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15 May 2011   #6
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lukasamd View Post
I did scan - everything is ok in system files (problem still exists).
Try this

Quote:
Fixing Error 2738 on Windows 7 64-bit
If you have a 64-bit operating system, you will need to follow these steps:
Open a command line window as Administrator, which requires clicking Start typing cmd in the search box, then right-clicking on the cmd.exe program and choosing Run as Administrator. Next paste the following in the command line and hit enter.
reg delete "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{B54F3741-5B07-11CF-A4B0-00AA004A55E8}" /f
That previous command removes the incorrect entry for VBScript support on 64-bit Windows 7. Next you need to make sure VBScript is properly registered by typing:
Error 2738. Could not access VBScript run time for custom action.
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15 May 2011   #7
lukasamd

Windows 7 / Windows 8
 
 

@yowanvista:
Please read my first post in this topic - I know this method and I used its a lot of times.
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15 May 2011   #8
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Until permanent solution would be found, you can create a Batch file with those commands you do every time and put it Startup folder or make registry settings in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
or
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

So, this file would be doing those tweaks for you automatically every time Windows starts.
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12 Jul 2013   #9
dbo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Error 2738 With Skype

Hi,

I'm using this thread for a simular vbscrip.dll problem while reinstalling Skype or rather removing it first. During removal of Skype click to call I'm getting the 2738 error and am unable to uninstall it. Consequently a fress installation will fail also. If I try the CMD routines as given in this thread I get the error message, that the register keys, etc. cannot be found. If I use a register scanner such as Registry First Aid it gives me five entries (See below), so it must be there. However if I switch over to Regedit, this tells me, that the entries cannot be deleted. It seems as if I'm stuck in the middle. Does anybody have a solution how I can get rid of these entries so I can at least try to re-register vbscript.dll?

Kind regards,
Dave

Registry First Aid.8.2.0 build 2048 *** www.registry-repair-software.com ***
List of found entries. Saved: 8-7-2013 16:38:45
===============================================
*** Overeenkomsten *** Total found entries: 5
0 Key: "[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE] \SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{B54F3741-5B07-11cf-A4B0-00AA004A55E8}"
Overeenkomst gevonden in sleutelnaam: "{B54F3741-5B07-11cf-A4B0-00AA004A55E8}"
Correction: "Laat ingang ongewijzigd (geen toestemming om wijzigingen aan te brengen)"
Safety Level: Safe
Correction: [0] "Laat ingang ongewijzigd (geen toestemming om wijzigingen aan te brengen)"
1 Key: "[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE] \SOFTWARE\Classes\VBS\CLSID"
Overeenkomst gevonden in waardegegevens: "(Default)" = "{B54F3741-5B07-11cf-A4B0-00AA004A55E8}"
Correction: "Laat ingang ongewijzigd (geen toestemming om wijzigingen aan te brengen)"
Safety Level: Safe
Correction: [0] "Laat ingang ongewijzigd (geen toestemming om wijzigingen aan te brengen)"
2 Key: "[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE] \SOFTWARE\Classes\VBScript\CLSID"
Overeenkomst gevonden in waardegegevens: "(Default)" = "{B54F3741-5B07-11cf-A4B0-00AA004A55E8}"
Correction: "Laat ingang ongewijzigd (geen toestemming om wijzigingen aan te brengen)"
Safety Level: Safe
Correction: [0] "Laat ingang ongewijzigd (geen toestemming om wijzigingen aan te brengen)"
3 Key: "[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE] \SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{B54F3741-5B07-11cf-A4B0-00AA004A55E8}"
Overeenkomst gevonden in sleutelnaam: "{B54F3741-5B07-11cf-A4B0-00AA004A55E8}"
Correction: "Laat ingang ongewijzigd (geen toestemming om wijzigingen aan te brengen)"
Safety Level: Safe
Correction: [0] "Laat ingang ongewijzigd (geen toestemming om wijzigingen aan te brengen)"
4 Key: "[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE] \SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{B54F3741-5B07-11cf-A4B0-00AA004A55E8}"
Overeenkomst gevonden in sleutelnaam: "{B54F3741-5B07-11cf-A4B0-00AA004A55E8}"
Correction: "Laat ingang ongewijzigd (geen toestemming om wijzigingen aan te brengen)"
Safety Level: Safe
Correction: [0] "Laat ingang ongewijzigd (geen toestemming om wijzigingen aan te brengen)"
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