Fix for RICHTX32.OCX Component Error when running a Program

richtx32.ocx error

When you run an application built using (classic) Visual Basic 6.0, the following error message may occur, and the program terminates.

richtx32.ocx error

Component 'RICHTX32.OCX' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid.


Failed to load control 'RichTextBox' from RICHTX32.OCX

This happens if the program uses Rich TextBox ActiveX Control (RichTx32.ocx), but does not include the ActiveX file in the setup package. This runtime is not included in Windows and is supposed to be distributed along with the program. And, RichTx32.ocx ActiveX Control is not included in VB6 run-time distribution package from Microsoft either.Read more

Fix for Windows Installer errors 2738 and 2739

vbscript and jscript error 2738 and 2739

When you try to install a program using Windows Installer (.msi) Setup package, you may encounter error 2738 or 2739 and the setup fails.

vbscript and jscript error 2738 and 2739

Errors 2738, 2739 occur if the Windows Installer Setup uses Windows Script (.vbs or .js) custom actions, and the VBScript or JScript runtimes are not registered in the computer.

Error code Description
2738 Could not access VBScript run time for custom action
2739 Could not access JScript run time for custom action

As said earlier, the above errors occur if the installer fails to run JScript/VBScripts as the VBScript/JScript engines are not working properly. The most likely cause is anti-virus software hooking into the script engine in order to block the execution of scripts.

For instance, McAfee anti-virus software replaces the vbscript.dll reference in the registry to their DLL (the version number suffix varies) below:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\ScriptSn.20110222204811.dll

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“Application not found” Hyperlink Error in Mail

outlook hyperlink error - reset default browser

When you click on a hyperlink in your mail clients such as Microsoft Outlook, Windows Mail, or Windows Live Mail, you may see the Application not found or General failure errors.

General Failure. The application cannot be found.

This error occurs if the default browser is not correctly set, or the html file association and/or http protocol associations are incorrect. The same error may occur when double-clicking an Internet Shortcut (.URL) file in the system.Read more

[Fix] Can’t find Script Engine Vbscript, and “no script engine for .vbs”

When you run a VBScript or .msi setup file that runs a VBScript, you may receive one of the following errors: Can’t find script engine “VBScript” for script C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\OFFICEICON.vbs There is no script engine for file extension “.vbs”. This happens if the vbscript.dll module is not registered correctly or the .VBS file association settings are … Read more

Fix for Windows Security Center Service Error 1075

Here is a question from one of our readers: When i access the Security Center in my computer, it says The Security Center is currently unavailable because the “Security Center” service has not started or was stopped. I ran the Services.msc command from Start – Run. but I can’t get the service started. I got the following error:

Error 1075 The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion

What should I do to get my security center started again?Read more

Error: System Information cannot open this NFO file

.nfo file system information utility error

.nfo (also written .NFO or NFO, a contraction of “info”, or “information”) is a commonly used three-letter filename extension for text files that accompany various digital scene releases with information about them. NFO files are used to deliver release information about the media, such as the digital media title, authorship, year, or license information. This … Read more