[Fix] COMDLG32.OCX Missing or Dependencies not Registered

comdlg32.ocx error 339 missing

The comdlg32.ocx module is used in old/classic Visual Basic applications. This ActiveX control is responsible for the functionality of common dialog boxes in your VB application. Common dialog boxes include the Open and Save As file dialog boxes; the Find and Replace editing dialog boxes; the Print, Print Setup, Page Setup printing dialog boxes, etc.

When you attempt to run a program created using Visual Basic 6.0 on a Windows 11/10 computer, one of the following errors may occur:

Failed to load control 'CommonDialog' from COMDLG32.OCX. Your version of COMDLG32.OCX may be outdated.
Run-time error '339':

Component 'COMDLG32.OCX' or one of its dependencies not correctly
registered: a file is missing or invalid

comdlg32.ocx error 339 missing

This happens if the module comdlg32.dll is missing or corrupted. Let’s see how to fix the Common dialog error in your application when run on any version of Windows, including Windows 11.Read more

Fix: MRT.exe Blocked by System Administrator

mrt blocked by administrator

When you attempt to run the MRT.exe or the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) on your Windows computer, the following error may appear:

This app has been blocked by your system administrator.

Contact your system administrator for more info.

mrt blocked by administrator

MSRT is a tool to remove infections from the computer. This tool scans for a specific, prevalent malicious software, which amounts to a small subset of all the malicious software that exists today. If MRT or MSRT is blocked, then it could be the handiwork of some malware (or in the aftermath of malware removal) on the computer.

If some policy settings are blocking MRT.exe from running, this article will tell you how to remove those policies and enable MRT.

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Component COMCTL32.OCX or dependencies not registered: file missing or invalid

comctl32.ocx error 339 missing

When you attempt to run a program created using Visual Basic (classic VB) on a Windows 11/10 computer, the following error may occur:

Run-time error '339':

Component 'COMCTL32.OCX' or one of its dependencies not
correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid

comctl32.ocx error 339 missing

Let’s see how to fix this error on any version of Windows, including Windows 11.

Note: There are two versions of the Microsoft Windows Common Controls. Comctl32.ocx contains Windows Common Controls 5.0 and was included with Microsoft Visual Studio 5.0. Mscomctl.ocx contains Windows Common Controls 6.0 and was included with Visual Studio 6.0.

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“Turn on fast startup” option missing in Windows 11/10

fast startup option missing

Fast Startup is a feature in Windows 8/10/11 that speeds up the boot process significantly. With the Fast Startup feature enabled, when the user shuts down the computer, what happens under the hood is a hybrid shutdown sequence.

However, on some computers, the Fast Startup and Hibernate features will be missing. When you open Power Options in the classic Control Panel, the “Turn on fast startup (recommended)” option may be missing.Read more

[Fix] Error FFMPEG.DLL not found when Starting Microsoft Teams or Other Apps

ffmpeg.dll error in microsoft teams

When you start Microsoft Teams, Discord, or other apps on your Windows computer, you may receive the following error message or similar:

Teams.exe - System Error

The code execution cannot proceed because ffmpeg.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem.

ffmpeg.dll error in microsoft teams

Let’s see how to fix the “ffmpeg.dll was not found” error if you’re using Microsoft Teams.

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How to Automatically Login to your Account in Windows 11 and Earlier

automatic login userpasswords2 netplwiz windows 11 - disable windows hello

Every version of Windows, from Windows 2000 to Windows 11, allows you to automatically log in to your user account without typing the password. This is possible by securely storing the user account credentials using the Netplwiz.exe utility.

However, on Windows 10 and Windows 11, some more steps are necessary to enable automatic sign-in to your user account using stored credentials.Read more

How to Reinstall Windows Terminal in Windows 11

reinstall windows terminal app using powershell

Windows Terminal is a modern terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). If you’ve uninstalled the Windows Terminal app in Windows 11 accidentally and need it back, you can reinstall the app using a couple of methods.

It’s also possible that you’ve intentionally uninstalled the Windows Terminal app in an attempt to remove the Windows Terminal context menu. You can remove the context menu entry alone and still have the Windows Terminal app intact.

Uninstalling the Windows Terminal app will make the Windows Terminal and Windows Terminal (Admin) options in the Win + X power user menu inoperable. Here is how to reinstall Windows Terminal.

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How to Remove “Open in Windows Terminal” Context Menu in Windows 11

open command window here in windows 11 - windows terminal default

In Windows 11, the Windows Terminal context menu item appears in the right-click menu for folders and the desktop.

open command window here in windows 11 - windows terminal default

Suppose you’re already using the “Open PowerShell window here” or “Open Command window here” option and don’t plan to launch Terminal via the right-click menu. In that case, you can remove the “Open in Windows Terminal” context menu entry to declutter the menu.Read more

How to Add “Open command window here” in Windows 11

open command window here in windows 11

In Windows 11, the context menu “Open Command window here” doesn’t exist by default. Instead, you’ll see the “Open in Windows Terminal” and “Open PowerShell window here” (when you press Shift + right-click) options in the folder context menu.

This article tells you how to add “Open Command window here” (in Windows 11) to open a Command Prompt window in that directory path.Read more