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DetectLanguage Failure error when launching Paint Shop Pro Photo X3

 



***The information provided was prior to the release of Service Pack 5 for PaintShop Photo Pro X3. Updating to Service Pack 5 will fix the issue without having to do the following steps. Please CLICK HERE to update your program to the latest build of 13.2.1.32 ******


This issue will occur after Paint Shop Pro has tried to install / repair itself the last time the program was running. If allowed to finish, the next time Paint Shop Pro X3 starts up, one will recieve the above error.

 

To resolve the issue, use the below steps:

This section involves modifying the Windows Registry. It is recommended that you back up your registry before proceeding with this step. Please visit Microsoft's website for more information on the Windows registry

How to back up and restore the registry in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756

Back up the registry (Windows Vista, Windows 7)
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Back-up-the-registry

One will need to know what version of Windows is used, and whether it is a 64-bit version or not.
Paint Shop Pro Photo X3 may sometimes not launch properly, and it will show a “DetectLanguage() Failure” error.

1. Make sure Paint Shop Pro Photo X3 is closed
2. In Windows XP: Click on Start, and then Click on “Run”. Type “regedit” without the quotes, and hit “OK”
In Windows Vista | Windows 7: Click on Start, and in the “Start Search” area, type “regedit” and hit the “Enter” key.
3. Click on the + next to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE”
4. Click on the + next to “Software”
5. If this is a 64-bit version of Windows: Click on the + next to “WOW6432Node”
6. Click on the + next to “Corel”
7. Click on the + next to “Paint Shop Pro”
8. Click on the + next to “13""
9. Click on the + next to “Installer”

10. In the right hand pane, double click on the Name “Lang” (it’s value should be blank)
11. In the new dialog, where it says “Value Data”, type in “EN” (without the quotes), and hit “OK”
This applies if your operating system is in English. “FR” would be used for French for example.

12. Click on the - next to “Installer”
13. Click on the - next to “13""
14. Click on the - next to “Paint Shop Pro”
15. Click on the - next to “Corel”
16. If this is a 64-bit version of Windows: Click on the - next to “WOW6432Node”
17. Click on the - next to “Software”
18. Click on the - next to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"

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