Working with Adobe Using GIF89.dll
Gif89.dll is a component of Adobe PageMaker. PageMaker is a software application used to create print publishing material. Created and owned by Adobe Systems Incorporated, gif89.dll is not only required if your computer system runs Adobe PageMaker, but also to run games such as Remedy and Hope Springs Enternal. An updated version of gif89.dll is available as gif89a.dll, which is the Compuserve format for displaying animated gif files.
User must register gif89.dll before starting to use any of the programs associated with the file. As gif89.dll is not associated with most Windows system components, it is relatively safe to delete the dll if unnecessary. The dll file also works in conjunction with ActiveX Control for Microsoft Access and VB applications.
Commonly occurring errors in relation to gif89.dll are either because of a missing file or because of problems cased by an unregistered version of the file.
“Failed to load control Gif89a from Gif89.dll. Your version of Gif89.dll may be outdated”
The problem is that you have an older version of Gif89.dll, but whatever program you are trying to install cannot overwrite it. You need to uninstall the new program, unregister Gif89.dll, delete it (it is in your System32 folder), and then re-install the new program.
“Runtime error 372: Could not load gif89.dll”
This error occurs due to an unstable condition in your computer system when running various system checkers and cleaners. Unregister the dll with the command: regsvr32 /u gif89.dll. After this is done, delete the dll file. Install the system checker or cleaner you were trying to run.
“A problem occurred while Microsoft Access was communicating with the ole server. Close the ole server and restart it outside of access and try the original operation outside of access”
An error occurring only when trying to add animated gifs to your Access applications, this can b easily rectified by registering the gif89.dll by going to Start, Run and typing: regsvr32.exe “C:\Full path to gif89.dll”