Can't unregister DLL with regsvr32


M

mjohnson

I am trying to unregister a DLL that so I can install a new version of
it but regsvr32 complains that it can't uninstall it and to use pview
to remove it. This is a DLL created by our programming group. When I
run pview the dll doesn't show up in memory. There are no apps running
that would have loaded it so I'm at a loss as to how to uninstall it
and replace it. When I try to delete or to copy the new version over
it I get an access denied error.

Any suggestions as to how to get it removed?

thanks for your help!
 
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M

mjohnson

Just a follow up incase someone is reading this post in the future:
regsvr32 was correct in reporting that it couldn't uninstall it because
it was in fact never installed. Instead, the reason why I couldn't
replace it was that the file was marked as readonly, which I was not
expecting and is also the reason pview didn't report it as loaded and
why I couldn't find it in the registry. I had been spending so much
time registering and unregistering DLLs during QA that the "access
denied" threw me off. Seems obivious now -- lesson learned: take a
break from your testing once in a while...
 
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Janette

Can you please tell me how to use pview. Is it a utility that is
automatically installed on a win2000 server, or is it an additional tool
that would need to be installed?
 

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