Problem: ArcCatalog and ArcMap stop responding when an Image Service is to be drawn


Previewing an Image Service in ArcCatalog, or adding an Image Service in ArcMap, will cause the application to stop responding.


The Microsoft XML dll (msxml.dll) has not been registered correctly.

Solution or Workaround

Register the msxml DLL.

The instructions below include making changes to essential parts of your operating system. It is recommended that you backup your operating system and files, including the registry, before proceeding. Consult with a qualified computer systems professional, if necessary.

Esri cannot guarantee results from incorrect modifications while following these instructions; therefore, use caution and proceed at your own risk.

1. Start a Command Prompt window. Click indows Start > Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt.

2. Change directories to your Windows System 32, and run the DLL registration utility. For example:

cd WinNT\System32
regsvr32.exe msxml.dll