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Old 04-19-2006, 03:21 PM   #1
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Default DCOM98 error with Blackberry Desktop Manager

Before I pull my hair out I was hoping someone could help me out. I run Windows XP home edititon on my computer. I had some viruses/spyware and the place I took it to wiped my system and reinstalled XP for me. When I reloaded the Desktop Manger 4.1 (most current version) software for my Blackberry, the software seemed to install properly but when I click on the icon to run the program it gives me an error message saying I need Microsoft DCOM98 version 1.3 or higher to run the program, and that I can get it off Microsoft.com. I tried to download that and then it gives me a message which pretty much says "You idiot, you run XP and this is for 98, you don't need this". I even tried to install the software right from the providers website and I got the same message. I am able to connect my Blackberry to other computers just fine.

Why does it hate me?

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When you went looking for the Microsoft DCOM98. Did you check and see if there is MicrosoftDCOMXP which may be designed for XP.

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Thanks, I did. Lots of the pages on Microsofts website talk about it and what DCOM is used for, but when I did a search for dcom98xp it didn't turn anything up. It talks about dcom and xp, but there were no downloads.
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I found this document, i don't know how much help it will be to you

http://1010.hkcsl.com/download/black...imited_BIS.pdf
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That is the user manual for my blackberry. I searched the document and couldn't find dcom98.
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Wow, I figured it out.

I just had to go into properties/compatibility. The box for "run this program in compatibility mode for windows 95" was checked. I unchecked it and it worked!

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Cool, good to hear Nikki.
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