Failed to open XML parser COM object.

I came across a problem when launching any PPC emulator through Visual Studio’s Device Emulator Manager – I’d receive an error of the sort: Failed to open XML parser COM object.

After digging around Google for a while I found the problem was related to a missing installation of MSXML Parser Version 3 (why MS are not using MSXML6 I do not know).

If you have the DLL on your PC the following command should solve the problem -:

regsvr32 %windir%system32msxml3.dll

If you’re missing the DLL the parser can be downloaded from Microsoft.

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    Still a valid solution after all these years. Thanks for saving me from a massive headache.

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