Regsvr32: “LoadLibrary failed – The specified module could not be found”

During a recent deployment I had had an issue with the registration of a DLL.  Part of the deployment process included the registration with RegSvr32. On one computer the registration failed with the error “LoadLibrary failed – The specified module could not be found”.  This error was a bit troublesome as the installation process was previously successful on several other computers. I verified the path was correct, the library existed, permissions were correct and more.

I used Process Monitor to trace the activity, filtered on the Regsvr32 process, and noticed that a dependent library was missing. Process Monitor indicated, in the list, the specific file that was not found. In the end I copied the missing library to the computer and the registration was successful.

Some of my Favorite Quotes

A few great quotes that could be auto-rotated on a signature block. If there are any other great quotes I’d be interested in seeing them.

“The only difference between me and a madman is that I’m not mad.” — Salvador Dali (1904 – 1989)

“There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.” — Oscar Levant (1906 – 1972)

“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.” — George Washington (1732-1799)

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” — Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)

“He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.” — Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

“Don’t find a fault. Find a remedy.” — Henry Ford (1863-1947)

“Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.” — Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” — Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” — Salvador Dali (1904 – 1989)

“Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.” — Salvador Dali (1904 – 1989)

“Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” — Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

“The quality of an individual is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” — Ray Kroc (1902-1984)

“Blessed is he that expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” — Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

“It has long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” — Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519)

“The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.” — Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519)


Off-topic: Uhm, Rickroll?

Last weekend I did a search for a video on YouTube.  When the search results came up I clicked the link to a video that seemed to be the most relevant.  The video queued up and the video for Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up” song started to play.  Over the video the words ‘You have just been Rickrolled’ appeared.  It took me a moment, but then I realized something funny was going on.  I did a quick Google search for ‘Rickrolled‘ and found out exactly what it was…

The weird thing is that I had never heard any hype or talk about ‘Rickrolling’ until last weekend.  Over the past week, I have heard mention of Rickrolling in some form of media.  ‘Rickrolling’ appeared in blogs, news articles and I even heard radio hosts discussing it.
The whole thing is sort of comical to me.  Was it that I had never paid attention or is it that the RickRolling buzz is still new?
How long will it last?
Next we’ll have “Vanilla Iced” or “Milli-Vanilli’d
Now that gives me an idea…….

Edit those XML files

Wow! It has been a while since my last post. It doesn’t feel like it has been that long. Things have been both hectic and busy (to say the least). I am going to try and make it a point to post more often (again).

Over the past few months I have had the need to maintain a number of different XML files. Along with storing application settings and configurations, XML files are also great for database data transfer. XML files are simple and easy to use and they are even easier if you have the right tools. One such tool, that I use frequently is XML Notepad 2007. XML Notepad 2007 is a simple application that allows for the editing of XML documents. It has a drag and drop interface that is fairly intuitive. If you find yourself managing XML files add this free application to your tool library.

Wi-Fi Detector Shirt

I have long been an advocate of sites such as As I had mentioned before, I have purchased a number of items from the site. I think the apparel is hilarious. As I was browsing through the latest duds I came across the Wi-Fi Detector Shirt.
The Wi-Fi Detector Shirt is a neat way to detect Wi-Fi signals. I am sure that it attracts a little attention as well. I think I need to get one of these shirts.

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