Sometimes, when upgrading to Windows XP or newer versions Windows there are conflicts with file versions. CD Looper needs COMCTL32 to work properly. It is caused by the users having the wrong version of this file previously installed on the computer
Here is the procedure to remedy this issue:
1. Download the newest COMCTL32 File below (Download icon below instructions)
- Right click on the link below and click: Save Target As...
- Keep the same file name but add the extension .OCX to the file name. The file name should look like comctl32.ocx: This is
very important, or you will be converting the file into an HTML file.
- Save the file to a temporary file folder, or directory so you will be able to access it speedily.
2. Always turn off Norton and any other applications that are running
3. Search all your hard drives for comctl32.ocx and confirm that you only have 1 copy. If you have multiple copies, you will have to do the following for each file.
4. Click on the Start Menu and then the Run menu item. Note - Before running the next step, make sure that your windows directory is called Windows and that your copy of comctl32.ocx was found in Windows\system. If not, then make the needed adjustments.
- Note2 - The most important thing here is the -U. You can cut the command below and paste it into the run window.
5. Type C:\Windows\System\regsvr32 -U C:\Windows\System\comctl32.ocx. You should get a message that comctl32.ocx was successfully unregistered. Do this for each file that was found.
6. Copy the file to a floppy or someplace on your hard drive where it will not be overwritten. But you must remove it from the current location.
7. Copy the attached file to your Windows\System directory. Overwrite the existing copy (make sure you have that backup).
8. Click on the Start Menu and then the Run menu item.
- Note3- There is no -U here.
9. Type C:\Windows\System\regsvr32 C:\Windows\System\comctl32.ocx. You should get a message that comctl32.ocx was successfully registered.
CD Looper is a sophisticated program that fully utilizes your ATAPI drivers that use your CD-Rom drive(s). When you enable CD Loper, it will take priority over your other CD functions. This is a function of Windows and not of the program explicitly. Autoplay is disabled when CD Looper is up, because it has become your CD-Rom's primary controller. CD Looper is not designed to be your sole source of CD listening for your computer. On the contrary, it is a highly specialized tool that is designed to increase your level of play through its astounding features, therefore autoplay is not a primary function of the program, because the program is used for educational purposes and not general CD playing.
Recently, there have been some changes made to CDDB database service. If something has changed to their site or their database links, we have no way of tracking these changes as they do not report these changes to its developer. We are sorry for the inconvenience and we are working on remedying this issue with the vendor. We suspect that the database name has changed and we will be working on updating this change in CD Looper and other products.
When you are on the current track on the CD, it will give you an initial error that says that the operation cannot be performed because it is locked by another application. This is due to the fact that you are trying to access a track that is currently in use. If you select the track other than the track in use, then you will be able to edit the playlist. An error message may pop up: Just click OK and proceed to edit the the playlist. This problem occurs because CD Looper is sensitive to the fact that the CD is in use. Although, this protection is good, when it comes to protecting the priority of the program and limiting conflicts with other ATAPI devices, this can become annoying when trying to edit the playlist.
We are working on this slight bug, for future releases, but you still can edit the playlist. There is just a slight inconvenience in doing so.
This is due to the fact that you have to enter a valid E-mail address in the E-mail address option. If this is left blank then it may cause a crash to CD Looper. Just enter in a valid E-mail address in the required E-mail field and it will prevent this crash.
This is a function of Windows. You cannot access the CD Rom drives with the same program. The ATAPI drivers will not allow two or more programs to access and control the same drive. For example, if you are running Windows Media Player and then open up Roxio software to burn a CD, you will be asked to close down one or more applications that conflict with one another.
Solution: Close down all programs that may be accessing the same drive, ie Windows Media Player, Roxio Sofware (Easy CD Creator, Direct CD), Nero, Sys Trays, Autoplay software, etc..
Older versions of CD Looper will not work with Windows XP. You will have to upgrade to the newest version in order to use CD Looper with XP. Because we have added MP3 Looper to CD Looper which constitutes a significant upgrade, the upgrade will not be free. Fortunatley, we will offer our current customers a REBATE PROGRAM for your purchase. Please click here for more information on how to upgrade. CD Looper Version 3.0 and newer versions of DeComposer and KaraokeMaker will work for Windows XP.