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'Add/Remove Components' cannot be opened

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Patricia60, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Patricia60

    Patricia60 Flightless Bird

    Hello - Please help me............. when I try to open 'Add/Remove
    Components' I receive a message about the 'library for fax....' and 'cannot
    find 'comnt5.inf', what can I do to sort this problem out?
     
  2. Skybuck Flying

    Skybuck Flying Flightless Bird

    I think I have seen this behaviour before a long time ago...

    What you or somebody else probably did was open some kind of
    component/extension which was related to control panel... with a certain
    program.

    The result is that the extension/file type is now associated with the wrong
    program.

    What might need to happen is restore the extension file type to it's
    original state.

    I am not sure if this is the problem... but it's my best bet so far.

    Changing file types is done via my computer->tools->options->file types.

    However I recommend you do not change a thing unless you really know what
    you are doing...

    Otherwise you might damage a whole lot more !

    So first google for "file types", "control panel" that sort of thing.

    If this turns up something and explains what/which file type you need to
    restore to default...

    Then there is a "set to default" button which might help.

    But first you would need to know which file type to restore... and right now
    I wouldn't know which one.

    Ofcourse the problem could also be something totally different...

    Bye,
    Skybuck.

    "Patricia60" <u64314@uwe> wrote in message news:adbb158208736@uwe...
    > Hello - Please help me............. when I try to open 'Add/Remove
    > Components' I receive a message about the 'library for fax....' and
    > 'cannot
    > find 'comnt5.inf', what can I do to sort this problem out?
    >
     
  3. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    Skybuck Flying wrote:
    > I think I have seen this behaviour before a long time ago...
    >
    > What you or somebody else probably did was open some kind of
    > component/extension which was related to control panel... with a
    > certain program.
    >
    > The result is that the extension/file type is now associated with the
    > wrong program.
    >
    > What might need to happen is restore the extension file type to it's
    > original state.
    >
    > I am not sure if this is the problem... but it's my best bet so far.
    >
    > Changing file types is done via my computer->tools->options->file
    > types.
    > However I recommend you do not change a thing unless you really know
    > what you are doing...
    >
    > Otherwise you might damage a whole lot more !
    >
    > So first google for "file types", "control panel" that sort of thing.
    >
    > If this turns up something and explains what/which file type you need
    > to restore to default...
    >
    > Then there is a "set to default" button which might help.
    >
    > But first you would need to know which file type to restore... and
    > right now I wouldn't know which one.


    The file type is CPL

    The command line is...
    rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL "%1",%*


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    dadiOH
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  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Workaround: Start | Run | APPWIZ.CPL | [OK]


    Patricia60 wrote:
    > Hello - Please help me............. when I try to open 'Add/Remove
    > Components' I receive a message about the 'library for fax....' and
    > 'cannot
    > find 'comnt5.inf', what can I do to sort this problem out?
     
  5. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    dadiOH wrote:
    > Skybuck Flying wrote:
    >> I think I have seen this behaviour before a long time ago...
    >>
    >> What you or somebody else probably did was open some kind of
    >> component/extension which was related to control panel... with a
    >> certain program.
    >>
    >> The result is that the extension/file type is now associated with the
    >> wrong program.
    >>
    >> What might need to happen is restore the extension file type to it's
    >> original state.
    >>
    >> I am not sure if this is the problem... but it's my best bet so far.
    >>
    >> Changing file types is done via my computer->tools->options->file
    >> types.
    >> However I recommend you do not change a thing unless you really know
    >> what you are doing...
    >>
    >> Otherwise you might damage a whole lot more !
    >>
    >> So first google for "file types", "control panel" that sort of thing.
    >>
    >> If this turns up something and explains what/which file type you need
    >> to restore to default...
    >>
    >> Then there is a "set to default" button which might help.
    >>
    >> But first you would need to know which file type to restore... and
    >> right now I wouldn't know which one.

    >
    > The file type is CPL
    >
    > The command line is...
    > rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL "%1",%*


    Disregard, that is for Control Panel file types. I was reading Skybuck's
    post where he talked about the Control Panel but the Control Panel has
    nothing to do with OP's problem.

    --

    dadiOH
    ____________________________

    dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
    ....a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
     

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