I receive the error message unable to register the DLL/OCX:RegSvr32 failed with exit code 0x3 when attempting to install Sonar X1 a music DAW.

In Windows 7 What does this mean? and how can I fix it? Thanks
 
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Last updated August 11, 2018 Views 25,000 Applies to:
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Hi,

cakewalk sonar X1 is compatible with Windows 7.

 http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/Search.aspx?l=en-us&type=Software&s=cakewalk%20sonar%20X1

 

 

Error 3 means "path not found". It's because the DLL or OCX is missing, or a dependency is missing. Most likely, the setup program was unable to write one of the files. This can be caused by having a file in use, or insufficient Windows permissions.

 

Method 1: Install the program in elevated mode and see if that helps.

 

Follow the step mentioned below:

 

 Right click on the .exe file of the program  and click on run as adminstrator.

 

Method 2:  Fix problems with programs that can't be installed or uninstalled:

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/Program_Install_and_Uninstall

 

Method 3:  Install the program in clean boot and see if that helps.

Here is the link:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

 

Note: After you have finished diagnosing, follow step 7 in the article to boot to normal startup.

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