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Advpack.dll Not Found

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Advpack.dll Not Found is only one version of the error messages that Advpack.dll can create – “”This application failed to start because advpack.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem” is another known error.

Although mainly occurring in the older versions of Windows I have seen this error occur from Windows XP through to Windows 7 and is mainly caused by installing the wrong .Net Framework for your computers architecture – for example attempting to install .Net Framework x86 on a 64 bit version of Windows.

Fixing this error in Windows 7

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Click Uninstall Programs and select “Turn Windows features on or off” on the top left.
  4. Click on “Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1”.
  5. Expand “Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1” and place a check mark on 2 options listed to enable.
  6. Restart the Computer.


Fixing this error in Windows XP

  1. Fixing this error in Windows XP is as usually as easy as downloading the correct one “here” and installing it.