Component 'MSCOMCTL.OCX' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalidCurrently it's the FLAC frontend giving me this, uh, flack. You can tell that project is made, maintained, and distributed people who try to avoid "M$ Windows" whenever possible, because their helpful suggestions to download and install some form of VB Run-Time and/or Common Controls is, uh, not helping!
Apparently the Visual Basic run-time was dropped from Windows XP in SP2 and has been conspicuously absent ever since. I'm sure it was security related and Microsoft will do what it takes to save face on this front, they've been beaten up pretty bad. Whatever the true reason, my system is without MSCOMCTL.OCX, and FLAC refuses to run without it.
Honestly, shouldn't they have simply made a nice Windows Media Codec? Lossless indeed, I think I've lost some sanity.