Unable to update Windows

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    Unhappy Unable to update Windows

    On Windows Update, after I accept the license, the download dialog just sits there without doing anything. Microsoft said to do this:

    Please re-register the following files:
    regsvr32 msscript.ocx
    regsvr32 dispex.dll
    regsvr32 vbscript.dll
    regsvr32 scrrun.dll

    1. Click "Start," and then click "Run."
    2. Type regsvr32 msscript.ocx in the "Open" box and click "OK."
    3. Repeat for dispex.dll,vbscript.dll, and scrrun.dll.

    Next, make sure file (open) type .JS is properly associated:
    1. In Control Panel, click "Folder Options," and then click "File Types."
    2. Locate the .JS extension and click "Advanced."
    3. Make sure the "Application to perform action" field contains: C:\WINDOWS\System32\WScript.exe "%1" %* This is for a Windows XP computer. For Windows 2000 substitute the C:\WINDOWS\ with C:\Winnt\. For Windows 98 and Windows Millenium Edition substitute this: C:\WINDOWS\System\ for C:\Windows\system32.
    But when I try to register the files, it gives me this message:

    LoadLibrary("msscript.ocx") failed.
    GetLastError returns 0x00000485
    Does anyone know what this means and how I can fix it? I'm using Win98

    Thanks a lot!

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    Are you running a pirated copy of Windows?
    Away.

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    Nope.

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    Search for msscript.ocx. Where is it on your PC? The 0x00000485 error means that it cannot find the file.
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    It says it can't find it.

    Could it have been caused by a bad installation of windows? I reinstalled recently but I thought I had updated since then...

    Thanks for the help.
    Last edited by CSW800; 08-11-2003 at 09:50 PM.

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    Actually i wouldn't even worry about reinstalling windows 98 to get aht file, just pop the cd in, search for the file on the cd, and copy it over to your hard disk.
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