Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Java Installation: Internal Error 2753. regutils.dll

I was recently installing/uninstalling a ton of programs and at the end, ran CCleaner. Well that turned out to be a mistake (also because I didn't back up the registry) and ended up with a botched Java Runtime Environment (JRE) install. I only found that out when the newest update to Java came up and returned with an error box stating "Internal Error 2753. regutils.dll". Wow, such a specific message. I did some searching around and found that you can use the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility to get rid of all your old Java installations and then install the newest version. That's what worked for me, I hope it works for you too.


  1. I had a 2753.dll problem and felt pretty silly when I found the cause. This was because a service was using Java, so the file could not be overwritten. The result was that Java runtime was broken. So it might be worth checking that nothing else is using Java, and stop anything that is.

  2. Heres a fix:
    email me to say thnx xboi209@yahoo.com

  3. Java internal error 2753 regutils.dll
    Ripaway didn't work for me.
    XP Pro
    Java(TM) 6 Update 20

    Problem: Java bugs in firefox. Can't uninstall Java or reinstall over current installation.
    Solution: Regedit search and delete "Java(TM) 6 Update 20", entire registry value. Should be only one.
    Then reinstalled Java
    Ask for specific instruction if you are not familiar with Regedit.
    Warning: Export a backup copy before editing regedit so you can re-import if something goes haywire.
    Caution: Experienced users only. Regedit is not intuitive. Close is the same as save changes. Once changes are made it is permanent. Only salvation is a backup before the changes are made. Regedit uses different terminology for backup; "export" to save entire registry and "import" to restore the registry from a file.

  4. I tried xboi209's solution with little hope as I have been tryin to fix this problem with all kinds of software from anti-virus to unistallers none of which worked so expected this to be useless as well-if not a virus! Scanned with Comodo and to my surprise it was clean - not only that it actually worked! Just a .bat file that seems to do some specific registry cleaning etc. All fine so far so cheers mate!

  5. Here is the FIX


    Have a nice day :)

  6. Now the MS Fixit utility can solved it - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2438651/en

  7. Thanks for the MS Fixit utility info. Worked great to fix my Java update internal error 2753 regutils.dll problem.

  8. Just install it from another folder it works for me