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20 February 2008 @ 4pm


Is MSVBVM60.DLL Essential For Visual Basic 6.0?

The msvbvm60.dll is an essential library file belonging to the Microsoft Windows operating systems and is part of Microsoft Visual Basic. It contains program code utilized to run programs written in Visual Basic 6.0 and is vital to run all applications developed in VB in your computer. The common path for msvbvm60.dll is C:\WINNT\System32 in Windows NT/2000 and C:\Windows\System32 in windows XP and above. Technically, msvbvm60.dll is known as Microsoft Visual Basic Virtual Machine COM layer msvbvm60.

The msvbvm60.dll file is also available as a component in the Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack releases. Versions of msvbvm60.dll can be downloaded from the Microsoft web site. The commonly known versions are in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and in Visual Studio 6.0.

The commonly reported errors with regard to msvbvm60.dll are missing or damaged file errors.

“A required MSVBVM60.DLL file was not found”

According to this error message, it is obvious that problem lies at unavailability in your computer. These Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime files are available in the Visual Studio package and must be installed to resolve the problem. If you do not have the Visual Studio pack, download the relevant files from the Microsoft web site here: http://activex.microsoft.com/controls/vb6/vbrun60.cab

The Windows Vista operating system has a problem with older versions of msvbvm60.dll. To fix this problem, you will have to go to Start, Search and type msvbvm60.dll and check its version. If the version is, you will have to replace it by visiting the Microsoft web sit here http://activex.microsoft.com/controls/vb6/vbrun60.cab and install the latest version.

Installing the msvbvm60.dll from a third party web source is not recommended, although it is freely available in many web sites. If you prefer to acquire the file from a source external to Microsoft, make sure you scan the file for viruses, spyware and malware before installing it in your system.