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Application failed TAPI32.dll not found


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http://groups.google...b4f9b9fcfc14075

Edited by Kniht, 12 December 2006 - 07:51 PM.

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Interesting idea - but I haven't added any fax software recently nor used any fax software on my computer - what I have added though is drivers and utilities for an Avery Personal Label Printer PLP9100 - maybe I should take that away and see if things improve?
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The reason I threw that in there was your post was blank. Only the title was present. Figured if I posted just anything, you would respond and it worked. :whistling:

What application were you trying to start when you got the error message?
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Thank you - don't know where my original message went - I even previewed it before posting. Here is waht it said:

I get the following message related to Skype.exe and Google ToolbarNotifier.exe:

"This application has failed because TAPI32.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

I have tried to re-install both these applications - the message still appears.
I have done a Google search for TAPI32.dll problems and found products that guarantee to fix the problem for free and after diagnosis ask for $29. I did this with Uniblue Registry Booster - still have the problem.

I hesitate to pay for any more of these programs.

Strange - but the applications still run OK - all I have to do is X out of the dialog boxes and carry on.

Any suggested solutions?

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I know this isn't going to help much with your problem, but a while back everytime I tried to disable a program from startup using msconfig I would be presented with this error message:

"An access denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator Account to make the specified changes".

I would click on the OK button, the error message would cease and I could make changes in msconfig as usual. Basically the error message was just an annoyance.

Apparently, these what I call "false" error messages have something to do with the registry. I use ERUNT to backup my registry on a daily basis. I keep 7 days of these registry backups, so I used ERUNT to restore the registry to a couple days before this msconfig error message appeared and that solved the problem. No more annoying error message. At the time of the message, I was uninstalling applications I no longer used so one of the uninstalls must have pulled something out of the registry it wasn't suppose to.

Possibly a System Restore would help with your problem, but as I'm sure you know, there's no guarantee.

This might help: http://www.dougknox.com/

Click on "Win XP Fixes", then "File Association Fixes", then click on "EXE File association fix". Won't hurt to try. May kick start something in the registry.
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Thank you for the further good suggestions - and will try the exe fix.

Early on I decided to solve the problem by doing a system restore - but although I have dates available - none of them would restore!

I looked in C:/Windows/System and found no file called TAPI32.dll - there is though a TAPI.dll
I checked my other computer (desktop not my tablet pc laptop) and found the same .dll file situation.

I went out on the web yesterday and found myself a copy of TAPI32.dll, and downloaded it - should I put it in C:/Windows/System? - or will bad things happen to me?
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I wouldn't do that. that file is a windows legit file.
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Should there be a TAPI32.dll on my computer? Neither of my machines has one

The file I downloaded gives a version number and source as Microsoft
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I have TAPI32.dll located in the System32 folder and my PC hasn't self destructed ------------yet.
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Hmm . . . System32 folder - didn't look there - I was looking in the System folder!
Went to System32 folder and I have TAPI.dll there and not TAPI32.dll!

The file I downloaded is version 5.1.2600.2180 - is that current?
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If your OS version is 5.1 and the build is 2600, then what you downloaded should work.

TAPI32.dll file version 5.1.2600.2180 is what I have in System32.
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Thank you again - but where do I find the OS version and build number? My system in control panels doesn't give that information.

I have decided to move a copy of TAPI32.dll from my desktop rather than risk the downloaded version - it is version 5.1.2600.2180
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A good program for displaying System Information is WinAudit (freeware)

Better than anything built in.

Download here: http://www.pxserver.com/WinAudit.htm
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You have been so kind and helpful - I have learned so much while troubleshooting this problem. I am downloading the utility you recommended right now.

The Uniblue Register Booster people said that there program should have worked and have offered to refund my money if it doesn't.
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The Uniblue Register Booster people said that there program should have worked and have offered to refund my money if it doesn't.


Great to find folks that actually back a product they sell!
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