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Error: The ordinal 6880 could not be located in the DLL MFC42.DLL

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rondor, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. rondor

    rondor Flightless Bird

    I know - this is an old problem but still, I can't overcome it:

    A year ago I have stared receiving the above application error when I
    navigate to folders containing AVI files.

    Dismissing the dialog is followed by an apparent Windows Explorer
    crash
    and restart.
    ================================
    The solutions I found in several sites are as follows:

    The WinXP file version 6.02.4131.0 *has* the ordinal 6880. Therefore,
    you've installed poor software installing an older version of that
    system
    file. If you're lucky, that copy was installed in a program folder and
    can be deleted. When done, re-register the WinXP system file:
    Start Run: regsvr32 %SystemRoot%\System32\MFC42.DLL
    =================================
    Well, seems i'm not lucky after all..
    i found a few MFC42.DLL files with above version.
    I renamed 4-5 files that seemed potentially harmful (under
    IBMTOOLS\DRIVERS\Utility, IBMTOOLS\DRIVERS\AUDIO, WINDOWS\SOFTWARE
    DISTRIBUTION, WINDOWS\$NINSTALL) left the one under System32 and then
    re-registered as above ---NADA!! same problem.

    Is there any creative idea?
    was it enough to rename or should i delete/remove from their
    directories?

    BTW, for the time being, i'm using another file manager instead of the
    original Explorer (i use xplorer2) and it doesn't seem to care about
    this bloody MFC42 problem...

    Thanks




    --
    rondor
     
  2. Tim Meddick

    Tim Meddick Flightless Bird

    Download a replacement mfc42.dll (xp version: 6.2.4131.0 ) and, as before,
    re-register it by issuing the command :

    regsvr32 %SystemRoot%\System32\MFC42.DLL

    After copying the file to that location.

    (*NB make sure WinXP File Protection does not overwrite the newer file with
    the old one - if it does - turn off WFP temporarily and delete
    %SystemRoot%\system32\dllcache\mfc42.dll)

    Download a replacement WinXP mfc42.dll (6.2.4131.0) at :
    http://www.4shared.com/file/WXoeCBSY/mfc42.html

    ==

    Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)




    "rondor" <rondor.64e98fa@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
    news:rondor.64e98fa@pcbanter.net...
    >
    > I know - this is an old problem but still, I can't overcome it:
    >
    > A year ago I have stared receiving the above application error when I
    > navigate to folders containing AVI files.
    >
    > Dismissing the dialog is followed by an apparent Windows Explorer
    > crash
    > and restart.
    > ================================
    > The solutions I found in several sites are as follows:
    >
    > The WinXP file version 6.02.4131.0 *has* the ordinal 6880. Therefore,
    > you've installed poor software installing an older version of that
    > system
    > file. If you're lucky, that copy was installed in a program folder and
    > can be deleted. When done, re-register the WinXP system file:
    > Start Run: regsvr32 %SystemRoot%\System32\MFC42.DLL
    > =================================
    > Well, seems i'm not lucky after all..
    > i found a few MFC42.DLL files with above version.
    > I renamed 4-5 files that seemed potentially harmful (under
    > IBMTOOLS\DRIVERS\Utility, IBMTOOLS\DRIVERS\AUDIO, WINDOWS\SOFTWARE
    > DISTRIBUTION, WINDOWS\$NINSTALL) left the one under System32 and then
    > re-registered as above ---NADA!! same problem.
    >
    > Is there any creative idea?
    > was it enough to rename or should i delete/remove from their
    > directories?
    >
    > BTW, for the time being, i'm using another file manager instead of the
    > original Explorer (i use xplorer2) and it doesn't seem to care about
    > this bloody MFC42 problem...
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > rondor
     
  3. ro-do

    ro-do Flightless Bird

    :smile: Hi Tim,
    Tnx a lot -
    I'm not around my comp the next two days but it seems like a good advice - Ron
     
  4. ro-do

    ro-do Flightless Bird

    :mad: Hi Tim,
    Dont have good news:
    I downloaded the new file as you suggested.
    Tried to copy it to system32 - it didn't let me overwrite the old pne.
    I followed microsoft support hints and coppied it to dllcache directory, overwriting the old one there and then, moved out the original file from system32. WFP immediately coppied (haha - i tricked him...) the file from the dllcache directory so then I registered it as you suggested (and got a success message) and thought it was OK -- alas it was NOT!! everything is the same meaning, i just browse with the cursor above AVI files in file manager - the explorer crashes..!
    Any idea?
    Tnx
     
  5. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    undisclosed wrote:
    > :mad: Hi Tim,
    > Don't have good news:
    > I downloaded the new file as you suggested.
    > Tried to copy it to system32 - it didn't let me overwrite the old one.
    > I followed Microsoft support hints and copied it to dllcache
    > directory, overwriting the old one there and then, moved out the
    > original file from system32. WFP immediately copied (haha - I tricked
    > him...) the file from the dllcache directory. So then I registered it as
    > you suggested (and got a success message) and thought it was OK -- alas
    > it was NOT! Everything is the same meaning, I just browse with the
    > cursor above AVI files in file manager - Explorer crashes..!
    > Any idea?
    > Tnx


    You might start with #5 below and work your way up the list.

    Some software you installed to handle .avi files, (possibly DivX) is
    probably the cause of the error message.

    Idea #1. Look for MFC42.DLL in other locations, such as the software
    you installed about the time all this started. Delete or replace these
    copies with the new version.

    Idea #2. Place an older version of MFC42.DLL in the folder where the
    original software resides. The older .dll should be within the original
    install (CD?) for the software.

    Idea #3. Install another program for handling .avi and similar files.
    Then try the original software, if you prefer it.

    Idea #4. From a Google search:
    http://www.hm2k.com/posts/my-avi-files-crash-explorerexe

    "KT said,

    August 31, 2007 @ 1:30 am

    I found it!!!!

    I have had this problem for AGES….

    All I had to do was UNINSTALL K-Lite Codecs… When it was uninstalling…
    It prompted me saying there was missing codec files that it could not
    uninstall, and do I want to remove the registry entry? One was divx.dll
    in the windows32 dir, and there were some cucusoft ones too.

    Now Explorer isn’t crashing…. Wow! So easy! I suggest if anyone else has
    this problem, uninstall ALL your video codec programs first, then
    reinstall one good one (like vlc!)"

    Idea #5. http://personal-computer-tutor.com/abc3/v31/vic31.htm

    --

    Joe =o)
     
  6. ro-do

    ro-do Flightless Bird

    Hello Joe,
    Tnx for your help - i'd certainly start with #5 since I tried some versions of the other ideas. Also, uninstalling all codecs came also from Microsoft Support 2day, and in any case, i work almost only with VLC
    BTW, should i uninstall all the video players i have or there is a way to locate codecs?
    cheers, :wink:
     
  7. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    undisclosed wrote:
    > Hello Joe,
    > Tnx for your help - I'd certainly start with #5 since I tried some
    > versions of the other ideas. Also, uninstalling all codecs came also
    > from Microsoft Support 2day, and in any case, I work almost only with
    > VLC
    > BTW, should I uninstall all the video players I have or is there a way
    > to locate codecs?
    > cheers, :wink:


    How to remove Codecs:
    http://www.jhepple.com/codecs/how_to_remove_codecs.htm

    I've seen some in IE, Add-ons too. You could disable them as a test, I
    suppose..

    --

    Joe =o)
     
  8. ro-do

    ro-do Flightless Bird

    :biggrin: Dear Tim and Joe and Elmo,
    A success in first trial: I started by uninstalling "the main suspect" i.e. all Dvix codecs, directly thru the add/remove in Control panel.
    it took 30 seconds and i'm free at last to hover with the cursor around any file i want... shiuu, this was too easy...:biggrin:
    Tnx again for your help.
    Ron
     
  9. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    undisclosed wrote:
    > :biggrin: Dear Tim and Joe and Elmo,
    > A success in first trial: I started by uninstalling "the main suspect"
    > i.e. all Dvix codecs, directly thru the add/remove in Control panel.
    > it took 30 seconds and i'm free at last to hover with the cursor around
    > any file i want... shiuu, this was too easy...:biggrin:
    > Tnx again for your help.
    > Ron


    Great news!

    --

    Joe =o)
     
  10. ro-do

    ro-do Flightless Bird

    :confused: :confused: Well, unfortunately, it's not finished yet...
    Due to uninstalling DivX codecs package, my Windows media player won't show video (avi), just the audio.
    exploring the problem it looks as it misses the "Cirrus Logic AccuPak Video (CLJR) codec" which is a part of....DivX codecs...!
    So, unless i'll find that stand-alone codec, I have to either give up wmp (not that bad idea..) or install again the Divx package which i really dont want to.
    And BTW, where can i find the above stand alone codec for downloading?
    Any suggestions guys?
     

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