If you get a reference to Visual Basic, really depends on, if your getting a "run time" error or just a reference that you missing a file. If it's a run time error, then that is a software programming bug that the original programmer messed up on. Only way to fix that is one of two ways;
1) Go to that manufacture's website and looking for any updates or software patches for that software you have, download it and install it to your computer.
2) Reverse engineer that software although I would not recommend that unless you have a full grasp on programming in Visual Basic.