Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Fixing Windows Vista

So I've been bugged for about 2 months now as to why my Vista install on my laptop refuses:

  1. To run Windows Media Player.
  2. To do much interactive stuff in Internet Explorer.
  3. To open the 'Extended' view in the Services control panel.

Well, I've found the answer thanks to this post. It seems that some installation somewhere (I blame OneCare, but this blame is frankly unfounded) has unregistered the VB and Java script DLLs on the system, both of which it seems are required to run WMP and display funky folder properties, etc. There's a simple fix:

regsvr32 jscript.dll
regsvr32 vbscript.dll

So congratulations to the post writer, and I now don't need to reinstall my tablet; that is, if I can get my shiny new T-Mobile 3g modem working!

Incidentally I've been fairly remiss about writing more personal blogs recently – watch this space and hopefully one will appear soon. Life post Edinburgh has been way too busy!

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