RegCat Run-time error '-2147024770 (8007007e)': Automation error: The specified module could not be found

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

When installing ArcGIS Desktop, the following error is received:

Run-time error '-2147024770 (8007007e)':
Automation error
The specified module could not be found."


This error is caused by a problem with the Microsoft Script Runtime Library.

Solution or Workaround

Manually register the Microsoft Script Runtime Library by following these steps:

  1. Click Start > Run.
  2. Type cmd and click OK.
  3. Type the following and press Enter:
regsvr32 "c:\windows\system32\scrrun.dll"
  1. Close out of the Command Prompt: type exit, and press Enter.
  2. Restart the ArcGIS Desktop installation.

Article ID:000009949

  • ArcMap 9 x

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