Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: geolund-ga
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05 Dec 2002 19:36 PST
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Question ID: 120117
when I go to open a program I get at notice that it cannot find a DLL...namely SVBVM50.DLL. What does this mean? what is it? do I need it? why does it warn me? can I correct it? Also when I minimize a window the window sign disappears so I cant maximize it? how do I show what is minimized?
Answered By: brightshadow-ga on 06 Dec 2002 00:23 PST
Whoops. I intended to post that clarification request as an answer: --- Does this happen when you go to open *any* program, or a specific program? Are you sure it isn't "MSVBVM50.DLL"? That would be a Microsoft Visual Basic run-time library file. The program in question is complaining because it uses Visual Basic to function, and requires the Visual Basic 5.0 runtime library to run properly. If this file is necessary for some program that does not install it, and is not included in the version of Windows you are using, you can download the file from the following URL: http://www.milori.com/developer/runtimes/ There are instructions on that page as to what to do with the file as well. (You will need a program that can handle ZIP files.. newer versions of Windows do this automatically, but if you have Windows 98 or older, you will need a program such as Winzip (http://www.winzip.com/) to extract the DLL from the ZIP file package. As to your second question, most programs will minimize to the start bar in Windows -- if you click on the title of the program that you minimized, it should restore it back to its previous size. Another option if you cannot access the Start bar for one reason or another, is to use the hotkey ALT+TAB to switch between running tasks/programs. If a program is minimized, ALT+TAB selecting it will bring it to the foreground and restore it if necessary. Hope this helps, -brightshadow
From: nellie_bly-ga on 05 Dec 2002 21:26 PST
I'm not one of the computer experts, so I'm sharing this information in the comment section. Sometimes dll files and others are inadvertently removed from your computer or they fail to install properly when you add a new program. SVBVM50.dll is a run-time file. The term run time refers to the duration of time that the loader is loading compiled code or compiled code is being executed. It could be required by anyone of several programs including media player. You can download a copy of the dll at http://pacosdrivers.com Place it in the Windows/system folder and reboot. good luck
From: duffin444-ga on 05 Dec 2002 23:37 PST
First off. I am assuming you meant MSVBVM50.DLL Ok......DLL (Dynamic Link Library) is a file much like an application. Rather, however, it is a piece of an application that multiple apps can use. Lets see if i can explain this better. If two applications share at least a piece of their functionality, instead of having each app repeat the code, it is put into a DLL where it can be shared. Long run short, a DLL is a necessary piece of the application you are trying to run. The DLL must have been deleted by accident or another application took it out because it did not know it was sharing it. Now to the fix! On Google I did a brief search (://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=mSVBVM50) and found a Knowledge Base article(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q180071) that has reference to the DLL in question. Download the file located on their website (http://download.microsoft.com/download/vb50pro/utility/1/win98/EN-US/Msvbvm50.exe) What MSVBVM50.DLL is, is the required file (runtime file) that all programs made in Visual Basic 5.0 need. Just run the file that I left the link for above and you should be fine! -Post again if you need further help.
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