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Error "The specified module could not be found" while using the User Accounts applet

Published: Dec 15, 2005
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Symptoms

When you open the User Accounts applet in the Control Panel, and click the Change the way users log on or off option, one of the following error messages may appear:

The specified module could not be found.

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After clicking OK, the Select logon and logoff options dialog may open correctly.

Resolution

To resolve the problem, download the following VBScript and save to Desktop. Then double-click the file to run it. If the script advises you to download Windows Script 5.6 from Microsoft site, then you can download it from Microsoft download site.

Download the script from here - fixuseracc.vbs

Important: Your Anti-Virus program or script blocker may show a general warning screen when you run a script. This script is not malicious, and you may allow the script to run. If you want to view what the script does, then open the file using Notepad to see the contents.

Windows Script 5.6 for Windows XP and Windows 2000 installs Microsoft® Windows® Script containing Visual Basic® Script Edition (VBScript.) Version 5.6, JScript® Version 5.6, Windows Script Components, Windows Script Host 5.6, and Windows Script Runtime Version 5.6.