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Class not registered

At start-up I get the message ‘Class not registered’. What does that mean?

Very likely this is due to a built-in ActiveX component which needs to be registered by Windows but isn’t. The registration is usually done by the setup routine of the software – in your case this obviously did not work-out all right.

The way to fix this problem is to manually register the component. On most computers you have to have administrator rights to do this. Start a Windows command line as administrator. The Start menu has a command line in the section ‘All programs’ and there in ‘Accessories’. With a right click on the menu item you get the option to run it as administrator.
In the command line, type in the command
regsvr32 “c:\program files\scout\vcf132.ocx”
which should be followed by a message of successful registration of the component. Please note that the path used in the command must be adapted to the location of your software.

In very rare cases it may happen that 2 or more software products register the file vcf132.ocx in different versions. In this case you should unregister all older versions of the component and work with the latest version only. You unregister an ActiveX component with a command like
regsvr32 “c:\program files\scout\vcf132.ocx” /U
where the specified path should be the installation path of your software.