The Cscmd32.ocx and Cstext32.ocx files belong to certain third-party programs that are not compatible with Windows XP Service Pack 2 computers. This is the reason why, if you try to install a third party program requiring these files on your Windows XP Service Pack 2 computer, an error message similar to the one given below may be displayed on the screen:
Files failed to self register, cscmd32.ocx and cstext32.ocx files.”
You may be able to proceed with the installation by pressing the OK button in the error message box, however, a message similar to the one given below may be displayed when you try to run this program and the program may quit unexpectedly and display a message similar to the one given below:
Components cstext32.ocx or one of its dependencies not correctly registered. A file is missing or invalid.”
To resolve the error, you need to download the updated version of the Cscmd32.ocx and Cstext32.ocx files and register them on your Windows XP Service Pack 2 computer. To do this, perform the following steps:
- Download the self-extracting XPSP2Fix.exe file on your computer. This file contains the updated version of Cstext32.ocx and Cscmd32.ocx. It is recommended that you download the file to your Desktop so that it is easily accessible.
- Double-click on the XPSP2Fix.exe file and then select Run (or Unzip) to extract the compressed Cstext32.ocx and Cscmd32.ocx files. Extract these files to the system folder of your Windows XP Service Pack 2 computer. By default the path to this folder is C:\Windows\System 32).
Try to run the program that was generating the error, to ensure that it is now running fine.
You must install the updated files only after you install the program that needs it. If you reinstall the program after registering the Cstext32.ocx and Cscmd32.ocx files on your computer, the updated files may be overwritten. Moreover, the XPSP2Fix.exe file is provided by a third party, in case you are unable to resolve the problem by installing the updated files, you may need to contact the vendor of the program you are trying to install for a resolution. You may also visit the Microsoft Windows Update Web site and try to update your Windows XP Service Pack 2 computer to resolve the error.