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energyplus weather program no longer works

asked 2023-12-03 13:42:49 -0500

Joe Huang's avatar

updated 2023-12-04 11:38:58 -0500

Starting 2-3 months ago, EnergyPlus Weather program stopped working saying a comdlg32.dll is missing or corrupted. This has happened on two separate machines. has anyone else seen this problem or know of the solution?

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I actually did a web search on this problem after posting my question and found a youtube video https://youtu.be/5mLOok1RHBo explaining how to fix the problem. I followed the video and got rid of the pesky problem. I recommend watching the video as it provided the url to get the comdlg32.ocx (my mistake in writing it as *.dll) and how to register it on the PC. The only difference for me was I did everything using the command prompt window ran as administrator :-)

Joe Huang's avatar Joe Huang  ( 2023-12-04 17:43:29 -0500 )edit

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answered 2023-12-04 11:48:52 -0500

This is not an uncommon problem in general and probably isn't related to EnergyPlus weather program specifically but just for any software from that era.

The file is usually located here:

C:\Windows\System32\comdlg32.dll

or

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\comdlg32.dll

If the file is present, you might want to just register it with REGSVR32 (just Google it)

You might want to try some of the suggestions here:

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-fix-c...

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