How to Resolve Regsvr32.exe Error Code

What is Regsvr32.exe Error?

Regsvr32 (Microsoft Register Server) is a command line utility in Microsoft Windows Operating System. This is used for registering and unregistering OLE controls such as ActiveX controls and DLLs in the Windows Registry.

This is executed as Regsvr32.exe.  The file name extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable.   It is installed in the %systemroot%\System32 folder in Windows XP and new Windows versions.

The Regsvr32.exe is an error that occurs when you attempt to run Regsvr32.exe to register a 32 bit DLL (Dynamic Link Library) on a 64 bit version of Windows.

The error message is displayed as the following:

  • Filename.dll is not an executable file and no registration helper is registered for this file type.
  • Unrecognized flag: /invalid_flag
  • No DLL name specified
  • Dll_Name is not an executable file and no registration helper is registered for this file type.
  • The module “”%1″” failed to load.

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Error Causes

There are multiple causes for the Regsvr32.exe error code. These include:

  • Invalid entry (command) path
  • Active X control errors
  • Missing or Damaged .dll files
  • Viral infection (Trojans) (.exe can easily get infected by viruses)
  • Registry issues

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Further Information and Manual Repair

Here are solutions that you can implement to resolve the Regsvr32.exe error code on your system:

  1. If invalid entry point is the cause of the error, then simply open an elevated command prompt. If the 32 bit dll is in the %systemroot%\System32 folder, then move it to the %systemroot%\SysWoW64 folder. After that run the following command: %systemroot%\SysWoW64\regsvr32 <full path of the DLL>. This will help resolve Regsvr32.exe error.
  2. If the cause of the error is viral infection, then you will need to run a powerful antivirus to detect and remove viruses from your system to resolve Regsvr32.exe error on your system.
  3. Nonetheless if the causes for Regsvr32.exe are either Active X controls or registry corruption, then you will need to scan your computer with different tools to resolve each issue separately.

This can be time consuming and too many program installations at one time can also slowdown your system’s performance. This means you’ll also have to compromise on your PC’s speed.

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