GdiPlus.dll

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KenDown
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GdiPlus.dll

Post by KenDown »

I'm having problems with the above dll. I have Windows Visa Business on my laptop and when I try to run a program that uses the GDIPLUS library, it fails with an "address exception" error.

Debugging my program reveals that the GdiPlus.dll does not appear to be loaded. Following the advice given here:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/win ... fa55991ee9

I have downloaded the dll file, unpacked it and placed it in the Windos/System32/ directory, then restarted the computer. I still get the "address exception" error.

Following the advice elsewhere, I have clicked on Start, typed in "cmd" and in the window that opens I have typed "regsvr32 GdiPlus.dll" which returns the message

"The module "gdiplus.dll" was loaded but the entry point DllRegisterServer was not found."

Any advice would be greatly appreciated so that I can use the graphics routines Richard has created. Thanks.

Hated Moron
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Re: GdiPlus.dll

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KenDown wrote:
Sun 08 May 2022, 12:26
I have Windows Visa Business on my laptop
Visa? Do you mean Vista? Microsoft discontinued support for Windows Vista some years ago, and using it (especially connected to the internet) would potentially expose you to a high risk of infection from malware etc. If GDIPLUS isn't working it sounds as though it has already become corrupted.

If you can upgrade to Windows 7 that would probably solve your GDIPLUS problem as well as helping the security (although Windows 7 is also officially unsupported, in practice Microsoft are still issuing occasional updates).
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KenDown
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Re: GdiPlus.dll

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I have discussed upgrading the Windows version with the people who sold me the laptop and they say that it is too slow to cope with any later version. In any case, there are one or two programs on it that won't run with more modern versions of Windows. So I fear that I'm stuck with it. A pity, as the machine itself is my favourite - lovely keyboard, nice display, beautiful case (shot battery, in case you were wondering).

I guess I'll just have to do without GdiPlus.dll but thanks for your reply.

Hated Moron
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Re: GdiPlus.dll

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KenDown wrote:
Wed 25 May 2022, 04:47
they say that it is too slow to cope with any later version. In any case, there are one or two programs on it that won't run with more modern versions of Windows.
I'm dubious of both claims. Are you sure that the programs that "won't run" in Windows 7 aren't fixed by changing the Compatibility settings (right-click on the program's shortcut, select Properties then Compatibility)?

But the key point is still that Vista isn't receiving security updates so really it's unsafe to continue using it on a machine connected to the internet.
I guess I'll just have to do without GdiPlus.dll but thanks for your reply.
I presume you've already tried running System File Checker to check the integrity of Windows files?
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KenDown
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Re: GdiPlus.dll

Post by KenDown »

No, I didn't even know about System File Checker, so thanks for the tip. I ran it and it duly reported numerous defective files, but according to the log, GdiPlus was not among them.

Thanks.