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Component Not Registered or Component Missing error

Christopher H Updated by Christopher H


The following error messages are displayed and the program fails to run:

  • Component Missing
  • Component Not Registered

These messages usually mentions a specific file by name (e.g. a file with a .DLL or .OCX extension).


There is a good chance a pending Windows update is causing this problem.


Reboot the computer, then try to run our software again.

Rebooting the computer will allow Windows to finish its update and perform some housekeeping related to the update. When finished our software should run without issue.

How did we do?

CFSSTRT: Program <File Name> was not Found in Folder <Folder Name> - Install may be Necessary

Data Directory Invalid error