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Windows 7: Where to get missing .dll ?

13 Sep 2012   #11
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oxymoron02 View Post
Mitchell, do you think I'd recommend a site without first having had experience with it?
It's not a question of what I think. I have done a lot of research work in the past 10 years regarding many aspects of IT security and that has made me, I suppose, ultra careful. I just do not see the point of downloading what could possibly be potentially dangerous material when there is absolutely no need to do so! Why take a chance of causing even more problems?
My sole purpose was to make sure the OP was aware of the possible dangers. If he/she or anyone else chooses to ignore that advice then that is entirely their decision.


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13 Sep 2012   #12
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Oxymoron, I'm not trying to have an argument here, but even a reputable site can host poisoned files of all kinds, they don't monitor them.

This dll in question is a part of Intel graphics drivers, from my system...

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13 Sep 2012   #13
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

My DLL properties are the same as Britton30 posted.
TY Britton30, as that tells me i am not the only one with this DLL in a Win 7 system.

The OP should check if the DLL is in their system.
There may be other problems if the DLL is not there, or is there and not working correctly.
I would start with the System File Check as suggested by mitchell65.
If that doesn't find and fix the problem(s), I'd next start scanning for malware and try a system repair.

fwiw, looking at SF specs:
Britton30 and I have home built systems.
The OP has a pre-built.
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13 Sep 2012   #14
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I have a Dell machine but I have done a clean install of Windows from a downloaded ISO file (from the official source, I might add) and this DLL file is in two places one is C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-vcm-core-codecs_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_6eaa2afd36b1e303
and
C:\Windows\SysWOW64

Self same file in both locations.
If the OP has the file in just one location then is there anything technically wrong in copying to the other location?
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13 Sep 2012   #15
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

mitchell65, As you did a clean install, i think your Windows environment is really the same as a "custom built".
I doubt Dell would not include this DLL from the factory, but i don't know for sure and that's why i mentioned what i did...
I also have the DLL in the winxsx folder...

I think technically the DLL could be copied, but then it may need to be registered to work.
Here is one thread i found about registering a DLL: Register a dll in windows 7

I still would start with a SFC...
If the OP has to copy this DLL from winxsx, maybe there are more/other system problems ???

I think the OP needs to search for it, and post back with results.
Is it missing, not working, ... ???
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13 Sep 2012   #16
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I see your point about the clean install. Personally I would recommend the clean install for this problem but it may well be taking a sledgehammer to crack a nut. Odd that with all the posts and opinins on theis thread apart from the initial post the OP has come back yet!
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13 Sep 2012   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Two things that come from our own Windows 7 Tutorials. They can't hurt but could solve the problem.
Our Tutorials have been used thousands of times safely.
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13 Sep 2012   #18
oxymoron02

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
You are welcome to install it on your system, let us know how that goes for you.

I already have. Seems to be going well, though I have no need of the DLL anyway.
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13 Sep 2012   #19
Mike99

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for all the comments.

I did not install the Atari software, which was made for Windows 95/98. It will not install on my Win7 PC & hangs up one on the InstalShield Wizard. But the .exe files will run from the CD-ROM or my HDD which I copied them to.

I Googled “vids:IV32 decompressor” and from what I saw it appeared several people needed this to run videos or movies. And the solution from several websites was to get a copy of “ir32_32.dll” from a Windows 95/98/XP computer, which I don’t have.

Somewhere along the way I was left with the impression this would be in the System32 folder which is where I looked on my Win7 PC & did not find. I did not search the PC because all the other postings I saw said to get it from Windows 95/98/XP. In hindsight I guess I should have. That’s why I was asking for a safe site to get it from.

Thanks mitchell65 for pointing out where to find the file.

What is the difference between registering a .dll by doing this:
regsvr32 <path & filename of the dll

Versus doing this:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32]
"vidc.iv32"="ir32_32.dll"

Thanks again everyone.
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