Provider not found and WUFI® crashes

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Provider not found and WUFI® crashes

Post by support » Thu Jun 30, 2005 12:50 am -1100

Why does WUFI® crash with a error message about a Provider not being found?

This error means that part of the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) has become corrupted. This is a common component included with Windows XP and used by WUFI®. Components of it are used by many software products. It is possible that other software may have uninstalled part of it, or it may just mean some components have been unregistered.

However, MDAC is difficult to fix if it has become corrupted. MDAC cannot be uninstalled and re-installed. If there is an upgraded MDAC this can be installed to fix the problem. Operating system service packs may also correct the problem.

You can download the Microsoft Data Access Components at ... fault.aspx

If there is not a new version of MDAC and installing the latest service pack for your operating system does not solve the problem, try the following.

Look for the following dlls. Open a command window. For each dll, "regsvr32 <full path\filename>".

C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\ole db\sqloledb.dll
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\ole db\Oledb32.dll
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\ole db\Msdasql.dll
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\msadc\Msadce.dll