|DruiD628 :: Tech Tips :: ThunderBird Update MozMAPI32.dll Error|
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Do you have a webcam? A Logitech WebCam? Are you using QuickCam?
|I myself love using Thunderbird, I
think it is a great product, it has some flaws but show me a perfect
application. You can't can ya? Didn't think so, anyway carrying on. I
also recently purchased a WebCam, I was a little late to jump on that
bandwagon. I picked up a Logitech QuickCam, it works well enough for what I
needed it for, so no complaints... until now. It all started today
when Thunderbird wanted my attention, here is a little bit of that
Well after this exchange of pleasantries, I got stuck in a vicious cycle of, "Un-packing Thunderbird update" and "OMG Something is using part of Thunderbird are you SURE YOU CLOSED IT I CAN'T UPDATE THUNDERBIRD" (ok so that wasn't the exact error message but I was busy and didn't think to Capture the text) anyway so I reboot... same thing happens on reboot. So I went out to Mozilla's site and picked up the new install. I tried installing it and received a message that MOZMAPI32.DLL was in use and it could not be updated there for setup would like my permission to exit... well it's not like I had much of a choice so I granted it permission to cancel the install. I disable my anti-virus (TrendMicro Internet Security 2008-- A DruiD628 Must Buy for Windows internet security) and tried again. Still nothing. So I start trying different apps that my mind is thinking might be causing it... nothing so I googled it.
That was when I came across this site: CronCast -- Just One Post blog posted by Kris which discussed the same problem I was having and also provided a link to MozillaZine's Thunderbird Support section regarding Thunderbird 2. Well thanks to these two pages I discovered the culprit to my problem... my webcam software hanging out in the background eating up my system resources, Logitech QuickCam. I normally let this little bugger hang out on my system, I figure I have enough RAM and I can spare the cycles, no biggie.
Well I closed QuickCam and kicked off the install/update again and guess
what, NO PROBLEMS! So I am running an up-to-date version of Thunderbird;
Thunderbird's happy, I'm happy; all is well. So if you are having
trouble with a MozMapi32.dll (most commonly located in C:\Program
Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\ ) error while updating Thunderbird, simply
look for the icon you see below circled in green, right click and then
(left) click on exit. Then try the Thunderbird update again.