Here’s How To Fix The ‘Class Not Registered’ Error

As wonderful as Windows 10 is (and some people really love it), it is not immune from being inflected by errors. One of the most common errors is the following: “Class Not Registered”.

In this article, we will not only show you how to it this error but also, by the end of this article, you should be able to really understand the error. This is almost as important as being able to fix it (although maybe not as urgent) because the better you understand an error, the easier it will become to prevent the same problem from reoccurring.

This is true of the many different kinds of errors that we cover here at Error Codes Pro including computer errors (both Mac computers or Windows PC), appliance errors (for example, a washing machine error), or video game errors (for example, an error affecting popular games such as World of Warcraft), and it is not less true when it comes to the “Class Not Registered”.

So, let’s start by looking at this error in more detail before I move on to the solution and go over the best possible fixes that I have researched.

What Is The Meaning Of The “Class Not Registered” Error?

Before going into the possible solutions to any problem, I always think it is important to understand the error at hand. Not only is this helpful for instances when the same error may reoccur, as I said in the introduction to this article, but, also, it is the only way of knowing that you are indeed really dealing with the right error.

What I mean by “right error” is that the first thing that you will always need to make sure about when reading a tutorial on Error Codes Pro (or any other site) will be whether you are reading about the exact error for which you need help.

Because some computer errors are similar it is potentially quite easy to get confused so you should verify whether this article is about the error that you are experiencing or of which you would like to know more about.

In this case, the “Class Not Registered” error only affects Windows 10 users.

Things get a little more interesting because this particular error can affect pretty much any piece of software on Windows 10. Having said that, many people associate this error to the Google Chrome Internet web browser. But it is important to know that the error is not necessarily linked to Google Chrome and that it can occur because of a totally different piece of software.

So, why does this error happen? Mostly, this error happens when a DLL file has become unregistered. A DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file is a type of file that is essential for programs to run correctly as they contain the necessary information and instructions necessary for it.

This error can be just as frustrating as any other but, even if you have struggling to fix it for a while, do not worry. What follows are a series of possible solutions that I have researched and which have been reported to work in fixing this error.

It is up to you how you approach the following methods to fix this error but I would strongly recommend that you follow them in the order they are presented here. Having said that, you could also read the whole tutorial through (or, at least skim through it) and then decide whether a particular method would be worth attempting first, based on you experience, and understanding of the problem; particularly, if you already have a good idea of what it may be causing the error on your Windows 10 computer.

However you approach it, you are guaranteed to find a method that will do the trick for you here.

So, without much further ado, here’s how to fix the ‘Class Not Registered’ Error.

Possible Fix Number 1

As I said in the introduction, although many people associated this specific error with the Google Chrome Internet web browser, the error could actually be related to a totally different piece of software.

One big candidate for this is the iCloud. This is the first of the possible fixes not only because it is quite easy to fix. So, even if this doesn’t turn out to have been the cause of the error for you, it is good to rule it out early on.

“Microsoft makes numerous apps for both Android and iOS, as do Google, Amazon and Facebook. You can run iTunes and iCloud on Windows and Office on the Mac”. – Walt Mossberg

All you will really need to do is simply close iCloud. If you do not know to do this, do not worry; there are two easy ways of doing this.

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Here are the simple steps you will need to follow for option one:

  1. Grab your Windows 10 computer.
  2. Press the following keys simultaneously: the Ctrl key + the Shift key + the Esc key. This will launch the Task Manager.
  3. Wait for the Task Manager to display on the screen and when it does go through it until you locate iCloud.
  4. Once you have found iCloud, right-click on it. This action will make a menu display on the screen.
  5. From among all the different options, select End Task.

If you prefer, you could follow the second option whereby you will disable iCloud for starting instead. If you are interested in this option, follow these alternative steps:

  1. Grab your Windows 10 computer.
  2. Press the following keys simultaneously: the Ctrl key + the Shift key + the Esc key. This will launch the Task Manager.
  3. Wait for the Task Manager to display on the screen and when it does go through it until you locate iCloud.
  4. Once you have found iCloud, right-click on it. This action will make a menu display on the screen.
  5. From among all the different options, this time select disable.

If this method works for you, iCloud was the problem. If, however, this does not work you should try the next method.

Possible Fix Number 2  

As I said, earlier normally occurs when a DLL file becomes unregistered. So, an effective way of fixing the error is to re-register the Internet ExplorerFrame.dll.

If you have gotten this error when using the Internet Explorer web browser. So, if Internet Explorer crashes and then you get this error, this is the possible fix you should attempt.

If you do not know how to re-register ExporerFrame.dll, fear not; all you will have to do is follow these easy steps:

  1. Grab your Windows 10 computer.
  2. Hit the following two keys simultaneously: the Windows key and the X key. This action will launch a menu.
  3. From all the different options, choose Command Prompt as Admin.
  4. Wait for the Command Prompt as Admin opens and when it does type the following code: “regsvr32 ExplorerFrame.dll” (no quotation marks), and click on Enter.

This is actually all you will need to do. Then, just try to use Internet Explorer and see if it continues to crash. If you have followed the steps correctly, it shouldn’t!

Possible Fix Number 3

If neither of the first two possible fixes works, you should try using the Component services. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Grab your Windows 10 computer.
  2. Hit the following two keys simultaneously: the Windows key and the R key. This action will launch a run dialog box.
  3. Wait until the run dialog box displays on your screen and then type the following command: “dcomcnfg” (no quotation marks).
  4. Click on either Enter or OK.
  5. What for the Component Services window to open. When it does, fo to Component services, then computers, and My Computer.
  6. Double-click on DCOM Config. This action should trigger some warning messages (sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t). Should you get any such messages, simply click Yes to get rid of them.
  7. Next, close the Component services window.
  8. Finally, restart your computer.

When your Windows 10 computer has fully started, check whether the error has been fixed. Don’t worry if it hasn’t as I still have a couple of suggestions for you in this article.

Possible Fix Number 4 

Something that seems to work quite well for users experiencing this error is to actually create a whole new Microsoft account and then switch to it. Finally, you will also need to switch again, this time to a local account.

If you do not know how to do this, here is how:

  1. Grab your Windows 10 computer.
  2. Then go into Settings.
  3. From Settings, access Accounts.
  4. Once in Accounts, go into Family & other users.
  5. Click on the “Add someone else to this PC”.
  6. Type in the email address associated with your Microsoft account.
  7. Click on Next.
  8. Then, log out and switch to the new account you have just created.
  9. Go into Settings again.
  10. Then, go into Accounts.
  11. Click on the following option: sign in with a local account instead. You will be prompted to enter your password so do so.
  12. Then, type in both the username and the password for your local Windows account.
  13. Next, click on the following option: sign out and finish.
  14. Finally, log out and switch to your account.
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After you have followed all these steps, repeat steps 1 through 8, so you switch back to the new account you created.

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