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Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by redwolfe_98, Jan 11, 2003.

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  1. redwolfe_98

    redwolfe_98 Registered Member

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    hello, it is me again.. :rolleyes: i have a question. remember i had a problem concerning the mscomctl.ocx file? well, the first time i installed the file, the site i downloaded it from said that it was ok to paste the file either in the windows/system32 folder, or to the application's folder, i.e. spywareblaster. ok..the first time, i pasted it in the system32 folder..no problems, except i did not know if everything was kosher. later, (i must have reformatted) i experimented and pasted the mscomctl.ocx file to the spyware folder. ok..spywareblaster worked this way. well, i deleted the mscomctl file, then i would get "error 9, out of memory", unless i restored the mscomctl file. this irked me. maybe i could have left everything as it was, but i wanted the mscomctl file pasted in the system32 folder, and not in the spywareblaster folder. i did not know how to resolve this, and so i reformatted: i had just finished reformatting and reinstalling everything when i created this problem! the question is, was there a way i could have easily resolved this problem without reformatting, aside from the obvious of leaving the mscomctl file in the spywareblaster folder? 2) i have a second question: after reformatting (again) i tried to follow your instructions for installing the mscomctl file: i downloaded the cab file you linked to, and doubleclicked it, dragged the two files to "any" folder, and ran the inf file. i have wondered if i should have instead "extracted" the files from the cab file, like i would a zip file? anyway, i followed your instructions, and the mscomctl file is located in my ststem32 folder, and spywareblaster is working. but i still would like to know if i should have extracted the files from the cab file instead of simply doubleclicking the cab file, and could i not have just as easily simply downloaded the mscomctl file and then simply pasted it to the system32 folder? does it make any difference as far as windows being able to work properly? thanks
     
  2. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    You probably could have just dragged the mscomctl.ocx file into your windows/system32 folder (a reformat, in any case, was definitely not necessary). If it sad the file was in use, booting up in safe mode should have done the trick (or simply exiting all running applications).

    Copying and extracting from a cab file is basically the same thing (assuming you are letting Windows perform the task and not a third-party program). When you copy, it'll extract the files for you.

    Since the mscomctl.ocx is a newer version, it shouldn't make any difference as to how Windows works - in fact, it may fix some problems you had with other programs.

    I hope this answers some of your questions.

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
  3. redwolfe_98

    redwolfe_98 Registered Member

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    thanks javacool, like i said, if i removed the mscomctl file from the spywareblaster folder, then i would get errors when i would try to run spywareblaster, even though i had pasted the mscomctl file in the system32 folder: i GUESSED that windows must have "registered" the mscomctl file to "c/programs/spywareblaster". i found some "reg keys" with "c/programs/spywareblaster/mscomctl.ocx". i do not know how to work with the registry, but i tried fooling around with it. i tried deleting the said "reg keys", but it seemed like they kept coming back, and/or i kept finding more of them. so, after screwing around with the registry and getting no where, i figured i would reformat..
     
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