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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MSCOMCTL.OCX or dependencies not registered, file is missing

mscomctl.ocx error missing not registered

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

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

mscomctl.ocx error missing not registered

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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 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 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

How to Get Back Classic (Full) Context Menu in Windows 11

restore full classic context menu

In Windows 11, the context menu appears very quickly but the menu doesn’t show all the entries by default. To access the menu entries that are not shown in the default listing, you need to click the “Show more options” (Shift+F10) option every time.

restore full classic context menu

The Windows 11 default context menu may be slightly inconvenient for those who have been using Windows Operating Systems for a long time. This article explains how to make Windows 11 show the full classic context menu that shows all the entries by default.Read more

Can’t Rename or Delete OGG file; Explorer Crashes

crashes explorer when renaming or deleting ogg file

When you attempt to rename or delete a .ogg file in File Explorer on Windows 10, the folder window may stop responding. And, when you close the folder window, it terminates and restarts Explorer — i.e., crashes the Explorer shell process. When this happens, a critical error entry is registered … Read more