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JANE STRONG asked on March 15, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.

Ctl3d32.dll Access Denied

» I got The file 'C:\Windows\system32\ctl3d32.dll' could not be opened Please check your disk is not full and that you have access to the destination directory. Access is denied, while trying to install exPressit (by Memorex) and i just reinstalled Windows 7 right before. I’ve tried running as Admin and also changing compatibility down to xp then to Vista. I don’t find a solution soon I'm forced to downgrade back to Vista


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» tl3d32.dll is a module containing 3D effects for common GUI components used by Windows applications. ctl3d32.dll is a system process that is needed for your PC to work properly. This process is considered to be CPU intensive. Without proper management, CPU intensive processes can manipulate system resources causing speed loss.

Among all the errors that can appear with your computer, DLL error is commonly known as the most annoying one. These types of errors prevent many computer users from playing their games, not to mention that to many they won’t even allow them browse the internet. It is also very important to know what exactly causes these errors to happen within your Windows computer before approaching the repair. First of all DLL stands for ‘Dynamic Link Library’ and can present errors caused by the .dll files that come with the files contained in Windows. This Library is used by your computer with the purpose to provide programs that have system-wide functions and features.

One should understand that these files are essential into a smooth operating of the Windows and all of them are used on daily basis. But since all the good things come with their dark side, these files are known to be the source of .dll errors simply because the files are unable to perform their task as required by Windows. For instance, when you need to use a program, Windows must open and read a series of these files in order to make sure that it can help in running the specific program. When Windows is unable to read or find the DLL file, then an error occurs.

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JEFFREY ZUCCARO replied on March 21, 2013


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  1. GRACEANN KNOWLES replied on March 15, 2013: » I had the exact same problem. It took me a little while to figure it out but this is how I did it. I went to the C:\Windows\system32\ folder and found the ctl3d32.dll file. I then went to the file's properties and changed the security settings to allow the administrator and user full permissions. I then ran the Expressit installer again and it passed that file error but came up with another one. C:\Windows\system32\wininet.dll I did the same security settings on that file as well. Ran the Expressit installer again. And voila, it runs and works perfectly.

    You will notice that in your security setting properties that there is a spot for "TrustedInstaller", for some reason this installer isn't coming up as trusted and this is the work around for it.

  2. NATALI CARDENAS replied on March 16, 2013: » I'm using Windows 7 Professional and ctl3d32.dll isn't in the C:\windows\System32 folder. Instead, look in C:\windows\SysWOW64 and you will see the files listed. I needed to take ownership of those files before I could change the permissions. To change ownership, right click the file, select Properties, Security tab, Advanced button, Owner tab, Edit button and then select the user or group. You'll get a message saying you'll need to close the Properties dialog before you can edit permissions.

    Also, I ran the setup program as Administrator. In my attempts to get this working, I identified the setup.exe file as needing to run as XP SP2 (Windows start button and search for Program Compatibility). I'm not sure what effect this had, but I'm listing it for completeness. Once installed, I did not identify it as needing to run as XP SP2 and it's working.

  3. DANA HELEMS replied on March 17, 2013: » I'm have the same problem. I tried to access the ct3d32.dll file to edit the permissions as you suggested above, but it's all grayed out. This despite being logged on as the Administrator. Other programs I've downloaded don't encounter this same problem. Any suggestions on how to edit the permission settings even though I'm not able to at this point?

  4. PAUL LOIACONO replied on March 19, 2013: » In my opinion Microsoft just keeps getting worse. LINUX is looking so good...no permission problems or anything, everything just works. Hey just like Mac! but then Mac does run on top of FreeBSD now too.

  5. JORDAN GOODWIN replied on March 21, 2013: » You should contact the exPressit support about Win 7 compatibility.

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