BUG: Event ID: 5 "Error While Reading Default Settings. Please Do Regsvr32 Asp.dll"

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Article ID: 290612
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Symptoms

When you restart the computer or the IISAdmin service, the following event appears in the event log:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Active Server Pages
Event Category: None
Event ID: 5
Description:
Error: Error while reading default settings. please do regsvr32 asp.dll..

Cause

This event is logged because the installed version of the Asp.dll file is searching for a metabase key that does not exist. However, the metabase key does not need to exist because Asp.dll uses a default value. Asp.dll logs this event log entry to recommend that you reregister Asp.dll as an overly precautious troubleshooting step.

Resolution

This event log entry is completely harmless and can be ignored.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.

Properties

Article ID: 290612 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
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