RegSvr32 Module Failed to Load Error Windows 10

Are you encountering the “RegSvr32 Module Failed to Load Error” on your Windows 10 system? If so, you’re not alone. This error can be frustrating, but there are ways to troubleshoot and resolve it.

Initial Checklist for Troubleshooting

Checklist with checkboxes

This checklist provides steps to troubleshoot the “RegSvr32 Module Failed to Load Error” on Windows 10. Follow these instructions to resolve the issue:

1. Run a System File Checker (SFC) scan. Open Command Prompt as administrator, then type “sfc /scannow” and press Enter. This will check and repair any corrupted system files.

2. Use the File Explorer to navigate to the system folder where the problematic file is located. Right-click on the file and select “Run as administrator“. This may register the module correctly.

3. Check if the module is compatible with your Windows version. If it is a 32-bit module on a 64-bit Windows, use the WoW64 emulator. Open a Command Prompt as administrator and type “regsvr32 /u” followed by the module’s path. Then type “regsvr32” followed by the module’s path to register it.

4. Disable Microsoft Defender Antivirus temporarily to rule out any interference during registration.

5. Ensure that the module file is not corrupted. Try replacing it with a known working version.

6. Restart your computer and check if the error persists.

Verify Library or Component Location

To verify the library or component location when encountering the “RegSvr32 Module Failed to Load Error” in Windows 10, follow these steps:

1. Open File Explorer by pressing the Windows key + E.
2. Navigate to the system folder where the problematic library or component is located. This is usually the “SysWOW64” folder for 64-bit systems or the “System32” folder for 32-bit systems.
3. Right-click on the library or component file and select “Properties” from the context menu.
4. In the Properties window, go to the “Details” tab and check the “File version” and “Product version” fields. These should match the versions of the corresponding system files.
5. If the file versions do not match, it may indicate corruption or an incompatible version. In such cases, you can try using the System File Checker tool to repair any corrupted system files.
6. Open a Command Prompt with administrative privileges by typing “cmd” in the search bar, right-clicking on “Command Prompt,” and selecting “Run as Administrator.”
7. In the Command Prompt window, type “sfc /scannow” and press Enter to start the system file scan. This process may take some time.
8. Once the scan is complete, restart your computer and check if the error persists.

By verifying the library or component location and ensuring the correct file versions, you can troubleshoot and resolve the “RegSvr32 Module Failed to Load Error” in Windows 10.

Running Regsvr32.exe with Administrator Privileges

Command prompt with administrator privileges

To run Regsvr32.exe with administrator privileges in Windows 10, follow these steps:

1. Press the Windows key and type “cmd” to open the Command Prompt.
2. Right-click on the Command Prompt in the search results and select “Run as administrator” from the context menu.
3. In the Command Prompt window, navigate to the directory where the Regsvr32.exe file is located using the “cd” command. For example, if the file is in the “C:\Windows\System32” directory, type: cd C:\Windows\System32.
4. Once you’re in the correct directory, type the following command to register a DLL or OCX file: regsvr32 filename.dll (replace “filename” with the actual name of the file you want to register).
5. Press Enter to execute the command and wait for the process to complete.
6. You should see a message indicating whether the registration was successful or if there was an error.

By running Regsvr32.exe with administrator privileges, you can resolve the “RegSvr32 Module Failed to Load” error that may occur in Windows 10.

Replace or Restore DLL Files

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abc.dll Restore
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FAQs

How do I register a DLL file with regsvr32?

To register a DLL file with regsvr32, open Run by pressing Win+R, then type “regsvr32 [path of DLL file]” and click OK. After executing the command, a confirmation message will appear when the DLL file is successfully registered.

How do I register 32 bit DLL in Windows 10 64-bit?

To register a 32-bit DLL in Windows 10 64-bit, follow these steps:
1. Locate the DLL file that you want to register.
2. Press the Start button and choose Run.
3. In the Run box, type either “regsvr32” or “regsvr32 /u” (for unregistering).
4. Highlight the DLL file.
5. Drag and drop the DLL file into the Run box after “regsvr32” or “regsvr32 /u”.
6. Click on Go.

Does regsvr32 work on Windows 10?

Regsvr32 does work on Windows 10 and is the easiest way to register a DLL.

How do I load a DLL in regsvr32?

To load a DLL in regsvr32, open the folder containing the DLL file, right-click the folder while holding the Shift key, and open the command prompt in that folder. Then, type “regsvr32 [DLL name].dll” and press Enter.

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