How to fix a problem with MSWINSCK.ocx (offset 0x00003185) ?

Fabio Marazzato 0 Reputation points

Your legacy application crahes because the component MsWinSck.ocx "faultes".

Faulting application name: YourApplication.exe, version: 999, time stamp: 0x64525307
Faulting module name: MSWINSCK.OCX, version:, time stamp: 0x403ad15d
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00003185
Faulting process id: 0x8d14
Faulting application start time: 0x01d9bb06beffc2a1
Faulting application path: \Server...\YourApplication.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\System32\MSWINSCK.OCX
Report Id: ce002afe-9968-4c44-9795-27b27b972d0a
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

Is this a known problem, and what can be done about it?

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  1. Limitless Technology 43,986 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    The error message you mentioned, "MSWINSCK.ocx (offset 0x00003185)," typically indicates an issue with the MSWINSCK.ocx control file, which is a component used by some applications to handle network communication. This error is commonly seen in older applications that rely on this control, and it might occur if the control is missing, not registered correctly, or has become corrupt. To fix this problem, follow these steps:

    Locate the MSWINSCK.ocx File: First, you need to find the MSWINSCK.ocx file on your system. By default, this file should be located in the Windows\System32 folder. However, if it's missing or not found there, you may need to download it from a trusted source.

    Register the MSWINSCK.ocx Control: Once you have the MSWINSCK.ocx file, you'll need to register it correctly using the Windows Command Prompt (cmd) with administrative privileges. Here's how:

    a. Open the Command Prompt with administrative privileges by right-clicking on the Start button and selecting "Windows Terminal (Admin)" or "Command Prompt (Admin)."

    b. In the Command Prompt, navigate to the folder containing the MSWINSCK.ocx file. For example:

    cd C:\Windows\System32

    c. Register the control using the following command:

    regsvr32 MSWINSCK.ocx

    d. After registering the control, you should see a message indicating that the registration was successful.

    Restart Your Computer: After registering the MSWINSCK.ocx control, it's a good idea to restart your computer to ensure that the changes take effect.

    Update or Replace the Control: If the issue persists, try updating the application that uses the MSWINSCK.ocx control. Check the application's website or developer's resources for any updates or patches that may address compatibility issues.

    I used AI provided by ChatGPT to formulate part of this response. I have verified that the information is accurate before sharing it with you.

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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