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Windows 7: MSVFW32.dll is either not designed to run on windows or contains error

29 Sep 2018   #1
gadisam

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
MSVFW32.dll is either not designed to run on windows or contains error

Lately, when I try to run Picasa, I get the message "MSVFW32.dll is either not designed to run on windows or contains an error".
I uninstalled/reinstalled Picasa, same error.
I found a good copy of MSVFW32.DLL at dlldump.com, but it won't let me replace the old file, I get permission denied.
I did Disk Cleanup, I did sfc /scannow, still same error.
What else cam I do?
My system is Windows 7.


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30 Sep 2018   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Hi gadisam,

Welcome to SevenForums!

Download SFCFix.exe by Niemiro and place it on your Desktop

Download SFCFix.zip and place it on your Desktop

Drag SFCFixScript.zip onto SFCFix.exe

Post SFCFix.txt which appeared on your desktop.

Nic


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30 Sep 2018   #3
gadisam

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick

Download SFCFix.exe by Niemiro

Nic
Couldn't download it, I only get a message "click here if it does not".
Maybe the link is bad? (the 2nd link, the one with the zip, is OK).
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30 Sep 2018   #4
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

OOPS fixed the link, here it is again though SFCFix.exe
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30 Sep 2018   #5
gadisam

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here are the results:

SFCFix version 3.0.0.0 by niemiro.
Start time: 2018-09-30 18:21:51.321
Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 - amd64
Using .zip script file at C:\Users\Oren\Desktop\SFCFixScript_.zip [0]

PowerCopy::
Successfully took permissions for file or folder C:\Windows

Successfully created directory tree \\?\C:\Windows\Windows.

Successfully copied file C:\Users\Oren\Desktop\msvfw32.dll to C:\Windows\Windows\msvfw32.dll.

Successfully restored ownership for C:\Windows
Successfully restored permissions on C:\Windows
PowerCopy:: directive completed successfully.


Successfully processed all directives.

Failed to generate a complete zip file. Upload aborted.

SFCFix version 3.0.0.0 by niemiro has completed.
Currently storing 1 datablocks.
Finish time: 2018-09-30 18:40:02.263
Script hash: Vz7/VjYPOVBI/Zp2MFz04XaAPEWzllAHFM2rFx9uD58=
----------------------EOF-----------------------
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30 Sep 2018   #6
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

GRRRR... up too late last night studying for my college exam!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gadisam View Post
Successfully copied file C:\Users\Oren\Desktop\msvfw32.dll to C:\Windows\Windows\msvfw32.dll.
Here's the corrected fix without coding error.

Download SFCFix.zip and place it on your Desktop

Drag SFCFix.zip onto SFCFix.exe

Post SFCFix.txt which appeared on your desktop.

Should be good to go now.

You can delete C:\Windows\Windows

Click Copy and paste C:\Windows\Windows into searchbox
when Windows appears, right-click on it and choose delete.

Nic
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30 Sep 2018   #7
gadisam

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here are the results:

SFCFix version 3.0.0.0 by niemiro.
Start time: 2018-09-30 20:46:59.810
Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 - amd64
Using .zip script file at C:\Users\Oren\Desktop\SFCFix.zip [0]

PowerCopy::
Successfully took permissions for file or folder C:\Windows

Failed to copy file C:\Users\Oren\Desktop\msvfw32.dll to C:\Windows\msvfw32.dll with error code ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND.

Successfully restored ownership for C:\Windows
Successfully restored permissions on C:\Windows
PowerCopy:: directive failed to complete successfully.

Failed to process all directives successfully.
SFCFix version 3.0.0.0 by niemiro has completed.
Currently storing 1 datablocks.
Finish time: 2018-09-30 20:48:47.985
Script hash: XAEOhlE8Czmec8hMHt2W52Gg7sE1IT7m5RBZxIsy2Qk=
----------------------EOF-----------------------


STILL THE SAME ERROR MESSAGE WHEN I RUN PICASA!!!!
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30 Sep 2018   #8
gadisam

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gadisam View Post
Here are the results:

Failed to copy file C:\Users\Oren\Desktop\msvfw32.dll to C:\Windows\msvfw32.dll with error code ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND.
The failure is because I deleted msvfw32.dll from my desktop, it's XP file. not Win7 file.
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30 Sep 2018   #9
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Well, this is getting embarrassing!

Should have picked up copy of DLL in Zip file!

Directive didn't locate file, file not found in zip. ??? WTH

One more time PLEASE

Win7 dll here d
ownload msvfw32.zip unzip to desktop

Drag SFCFix.zip onto SFCfix.exe

Yes, it works on my computer!

PowerCopy::
Successfully took permissions for file or folder C:\Windows\msvfw32.dll
WARNING: File C:\Windows\msvfw32.dll was not backed up as that would replace the current backup.
Successfully copied file C:\Users\Nic\Desktop\msvfw32.dll to C:\Windows\msvfw32.dll.
Successfully restored ownership for C:\Windows\msvfw32.dll
Successfully restored permissions on C:\Windows\msvfw32.dll
PowerCopy:: directive completed successfully.
Successfully processed all directives.


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30 Sep 2018   #10
gadisam

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK, now everything was successful:

SFCFix version 3.0.0.0 by niemiro.
Start time: 2018-10-01 00:00:44.643
Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 - amd64
Using .zip script file at C:\Users\Oren\Desktop\SFCFix.zip [1]

PowerCopy::
Successfully took permissions for file or folder C:\Windows

Successfully copied file C:\Users\Oren\Desktop\msvfw32.dll to C:\Windows\msvfw32.dll.

Successfully restored ownership for C:\Windows
Successfully restored permissions on C:\Windows
PowerCopy:: directive completed successfully.

Successfully processed all directives.
SFCFix version 3.0.0.0 by niemiro has completed.
Currently storing 1 datablocks.
Finish time: 2018-10-01 00:02:56.928
Script hash: XAEOhlE8Czmec8hMHt2W52Gg7sE1IT7m5RBZxIsy2Qk=
----------------------EOF-----------------------

BUT I STILL GET THE SAME ERROR MSG AND PICASA DOESN'T WORK...
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