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I'm getting a Missing SCU Files error message when I run PC Study Bible.

The fix for this error, a common message to see, will vary depending on the Operating System you are using. If you are using a Version 4 or 5 program and the Reset to Factory Defaults doesn't appear, then you can install the update at Biblesoft:Updates and the Reset will appear afterward. You will need to install both the 4.3C UPdate and the Internet Explorer 7 Patch if you are running only a Version 4 program and the Reset to Factory Defaults does not show up. There is an alternative to getting this fix to run. Go down to the end of these instructions for that method.

Windows XP

The common fix for this message is to run the Reset to Factory Defaults:
This Reset to Factory Defaults is an option that starting in version 4.2D. Feel free to use it whenever you get an error message from PC Study Bible. It will set your changes back to the default setting.

  1. Close PC Study Bible.
  2. Click on Start.
  3. Click on Programs (or All Programs).
  4. Click on PC Study Bible 4 or 5.
  5. Click on Reset to Factory Defaults.
  6. The program may come up and run on it's own. If it doesn't then start up PC Study Bible.
When you start PC Study Bible again, the program will act as if you are opening it for the first time. For example, you'll have the opportunity to set your Bible preferences again. You may also see the following message as the program starts. This is normal in this situation. PC Study Bible did not shut down correctly last time - rebuilding topic database (this may take a few minutes).

Windows Vista

There are two ways to correct this error.
First, make sure you have applied the the PC Study Bible Compatibility Settings for Windows Vista & 7:

  1. Do not run PC Study Bible.
  2. Right Click the Icon for PC Study Bible found on the Windows Vista & 7 desk top.
  3. Left Click OPEN FILE LOCATION. If this isn't on the list, try Right Clicking over the name and not the picture.
  4. Look for two files, both are named JOSHUA.
  5. One is JOSHUA.DLL and the other is JOSHUA.EXE.
  6. This second file often is just JOSHUA and it has an icon that looks like the one found on the Windows Vista & 7 desktop.
  7. Right Click this JOSHUA file which has the icon. (Not JOSHUA.DLL)
  8. Left Click PROPERTIES.
  9. Left Click COMPATIBILITY.
  10. Two items will need to have Checks beside them.
  11. Put a Check beside DISABLE DESK TOP COMPOSITION.
  12. Scroll down a few lines, and put a Check mark on RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR.
  13. Click the APPLY Button.
  14. Click the OK Button.
  15. Close the OPEN FILE LOCATION window.
  16. You should be at the Windows Vista & 7 desktop.
  17. Shut down and restart Windows Vista & 7.
  18. Once Windows Vista & 7 has restarted, go ahead and run PC Study Bible.
  19. Windows Vista & 7 may ask you to ALLOW this program to run. Choose ALLOW, or Yes.
  20. You also may get an odd message stating that your system is short on Hard Drive space. Ignore this message and choose YES.

  21. PC Study Bible should start up.
The message about running short of Hard Drive space is a false message. Currently, Biblesoft does not know why this message comes up. But we do know that it is a harmless message. This message will be seen if you're running v4 or early versions of v5.

The second solution is to try turning off User Account Control and run the Reset to Factory Defaults:
The User Account Control is a feature in Windows that prompts you to Allow programs to run or to ask repeatedly if you really wish to delete the file you wish to delete. It is not part of the Virus Checker, or the Systems Firewall, if you have them. So turning this User Account Control off is not turning off the firewall, or the Virus Checker.
Windows Vista:

  1. Close any programs you have opened.
  2. Go to the Control Panel.
  3. Double-click on User Accounts.
  4. Click on the option for “Turn User Account Control on or off”.
  5. User Account Control asks your permission.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Uncheck the box which says “Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer”.
  8. Click OK.
  9. “You must restart your computer to apply these changes” message appears.
  10. Click Restart Now.
  11. Windows restarts.
  12. User Account Control is now turned off, but Vista may prompt you each day to turn it back on. (See explanation above about the message “balloon”.)

Afterwards, run the Reset to Factory Defaults:
This Reset to Factory Defaults is an option that starting in version 4.2D. Feel free to use it whenever you get an error message from PC Study Bible. It will set your changes back to the default setting.

  1. Close PC Study Bible.
  2. Click on Start.
  3. Click on Programs (or All Programs).
  4. Click on PC Study Bible 4 or 5.
  5. Click on Reset to Factory Defaults.
  6. The program may come up and run on it's own. If it doesn't then start up PC Study Bible.
When you start PC Study Bible again, the program will act as if you are opening it for the first time. For example, you'll have the opportunity to set your Bible preferences again. You may also see the following message as the program starts. This is normal in this situation. PC Study Bible did not shut down correctly last time - rebuilding topic database (this may take a few minutes).

Windows 7

There are two ways to correct this error.
First, make sure you have applied the the PC Study Bible Compatibility Settings for Windows Vista & 7:

  1. Do not run PC Study Bible.
  2. Right Click the Icon for PC Study Bible found on the Windows Vista & 7 desk top.
  3. Left Click OPEN FILE LOCATION. If this isn't on the list, try Right Clicking over the name and not the picture.
  4. Look for two files, both are named JOSHUA.
  5. One is JOSHUA.DLL and the other is JOSHUA.EXE.
  6. This second file often is just JOSHUA and it has an icon that looks like the one found on the Windows Vista & 7 desktop.
  7. Right Click this JOSHUA file which has the icon. (Not JOSHUA.DLL)
  8. Left Click PROPERTIES.
  9. Left Click COMPATIBILITY.
  10. Two items will need to have Checks beside them.
  11. Put a Check beside DISABLE DESK TOP COMPOSITION.
  12. Scroll down a few lines, and put a Check mark on RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR.
  13. Click the APPLY Button.
  14. Click the OK Button.
  15. Close the OPEN FILE LOCATION window.
  16. You should be at the Windows Vista & 7 desktop.
  17. Shut down and restart Windows Vista & 7.
  18. Once Windows Vista & 7 has restarted, go ahead and run PC Study Bible.
  19. Windows Vista & 7 may ask you to ALLOW this program to run. Choose ALLOW, or Yes.
  20. You also may get an odd message stating that your system is short on Hard Drive space. Ignore this message and choose YES.

  21. PC Study Bible should start up.
The message about running short of Hard Drive space is a false message. Currently, Biblesoft does not know why this message comes up. But we do know that it is a harmless message. This message will be seen if you're running v4 or early versions of v5.

The second solution is to try turning off User Account Control and run the Reset to Factory Defaults:
The User Account Control is a feature in Windows that prompts you to Allow programs to run or to ask repeatedly if you really wish to delete the file you wish to delete. It is not part of the Virus Checker, or the Systems Firewall, if you have them. So turning this User Account Control off is not turning off the firewall, or the Virus Checker.
Windows 7:

  1. Close any major program such as PC Study Bible, MS Word, or the Internet Browser.
  2. Click the Start Button, usually found in the lower left corner of the screen.
  3. Click CONTROL PANEL.
  4. Look for a choice labeled USER ACCOUNTS, and Click it.
  5. When this window opens, look to the bottom for a selection labeled, CHANGE USER ACCOUNT CONTROL SETTINGS. Click this choice if it is here.
  6. If that item is not at the bottom of the window, then move to the upper part of the screen and Click USER ACCOUNTS again.
  7. Look at the bottom for the item, CHANGE USER ACCOUNT CONTROL SETTINGS. Click this choice.
  8. On the left side of the screen is a Slider that slides up and down. If this Slider is not already at the bottom, slide it to the bottom, to Never Notify.
  9. This turns off the messages, from Windows, asking you to give permission to run a program.
  10. Click the OK, and then Click Yes, to make changes to the system.
  11. On some Windows 7 systems, there will be a Button near the bottom of the screen for Restarting the System. If this Button is there, Click it to shut down and restart the computer.
  12. If this Button is not there, close the Settings Window and the Control Panel Screen, and Shut down and Restart the System.
  13. Once the computer has restarted, the User Account Control will be turned off.

Afterwards, run the Reset to Factory Defaults:
This Reset to Factory Defaults is an option that starting in version 4.2D. Feel free to use it whenever you get an error message from PC Study Bible. It will set your changes back to the default setting.

  1. Close PC Study Bible.
  2. Click on Start.
  3. Click on Programs (or All Programs).
  4. Click on PC Study Bible 4 or 5.
  5. Click on Reset to Factory Defaults.
  6. The program may come up and run on it's own. If it doesn't then start up PC Study Bible.

When you start PC Study Bible again, the program will act as if you are opening it for the first time. For example, you'll have the opportunity to set your Bible preferences again. You may also see the following message as the program starts. This is normal in this situation. PC Study Bible did not shut down correctly last time - rebuilding topic database (this may take a few minutes).</p>

WIndows 8/8.1

try applying the PC Study Bible Compatibility Settings for Windows 8 or 8.1 (for desktop/touch screen)

  1. Close all major programs, MS Word, PC Study Bible etc.
  2. Look for an Icon along the bottom of the screen that looks like 3 office or manila folders and click it. This will open something called File Explorer.
  3. Note – If there is no such Icon along the bottom bar, then press and hold the Windows Key and then press “E”. (The Windows Key is in the last row of keys on the Keyboard; usually two keys from the left or right of the Space Bar.) Pressing and then releasing these 2 keys together will open File Explorer.

  4. Look for and click/tap on COMPUTER or THIS PC.
  5. Open the LOCAL DISK C:, this may say Windows 8 or OS.
  6. Open the folder named PROGRAM FILES or PROGRAM FILES X86 if your system is running a 64 bit.
  7. Open the BIBLESOFT folder.
  8. Open the folder PC STUDY BIBLE.
  9. Open the folder named, PROGRAM.
  10. Look for two files named JOSHUA.
  11. Ignore the file JOSHUA.DLL.
  12. Right click (or Press and Hold if you are on a touch screen) the JOSHUA file that has the icon.
  13. Choose PROPERTIES from the Menu.
  14. Choose the Tab named, COMPATIBILITY.
  15. Place a check mark next to Run this program in compatibility mode for and select WINDOWS XP (SERVICE PACK 3).
  16. Place a Check mark where it says, RUN THIS PROGRAM AS AN ADMINISTRATOR.
  17. Click the APPLY Button.
  18. Click OK.
  19. Close the open windows until back to the desktop screen.
  20. Restart your computer.
  21. Try opening up PC Study Bible.
The message about running short of Hard Drive space is a false message. Currently, Biblesoft does not know why this message comes up. But we do know that it is a harmless message. This message will be seen if you're running v4 or early Versions of v5.

The second solution is to try turning off the User Account Controls in Windows 8/8.1:
The User Account Control is a feature in Windows that prompts you to Allow programs to run. Or to ask repeatedly if you really wish to delete the file you wish to delete. It is not part of the Virus Checker, or the Systems Firewall, if you have them. So turning this User Account Control off is not turning off the firewall, or the Virus Checker.
Turning off the User Account Controls in Windows 8/8.1:

  1. Close PC Study Bible.
  2. Look for an Icon along the bottom of the screen that looks like 3 manila folders and click it. This will open something called File Explorer.
  3. Note – If there is no such Icon along the bottom bar, then press and hold the Windows Key and then press “E”. (The Windows Key is in the last row of keys on the Keyboard; usually two keys from the left or right of the Space Bar.) Pressing and then releasing these 2 keys together will open File Explorer.

  4. Click on Favorites.
  5. Click on Desktop.
  6. Click on Control Panel.
  7. Look for a choice labeled USER ACCOUNTS, and Click it.
  8. When this window opens, look to the bottom for a selection labeled, CHANGE USER ACCOUNT CONTROL SETTINGS. Click this choice if it is here.
  9. If that item is not at the bottom of the window, then move to the upper part of the screen and Click USER ACCOUNTS again.
  10. Look at the bottom for the item, CHANGE USER ACCOUNT CONTROL SETTINGS. Click this choice.
  11. On the left side of the screen is a Slider that slides up and down. If this Slider is not already at the bottom, slide it to the bottom, to Never Notify.
  12. This turns off the messages, from Windows, asking you to give permission to run a program.
  13. Click the OK, and then Click Yes, to make changes to the system.
  14. On some Windows 7 systems, there will be a Button near the bottom of the screen for Restarting the System. If this Button is there, Click it to shut down and restart the computer.
  15. If this Button is not there, close the Settings Window and the Control Panel Screen, and Shut down and Restart the System.
  16. Once the computer has restarted, the User Account Control will be turned off.

Reset to Factory Defaults in Windows 8:
The file Reset to Factory Defaults doesn't work in Windows 8 or 8.1. We are working on a possible fix and have found the following steps have worked on some machines, but at this time, we can't guarantee it will work for every system.
Next, open the PC Study Bible Program Files:

  1. Look for an Icon along the bottom of the screen that looks like 3 manila folders and click it. This will open something called File Explorer.
  2. Note – If there is no such Icon along the bottom bar, then press and hold the Windows Key and then press “E”. (The Windows Key is in the last row of keys on the Keyboard; usually two keys from the left or right of the Space Bar.) Pressing and then releasing these 2 keys together will open File Explorer.

  3. Open Drive C:.
  4. Open the folder named PROGRAM FILES or PROGRAM FILES X86 if your system is running a 64 bit.
  5. Open the BIBLESOFT folder.
  6. Open the folder PC STUDY BIBLE.
  7. Find and delete the file SCU.DAT.
  8. Open the folder REFWORKS.
  9. Find and delete the files CACHE.DAT, SETTINGS.J4L, CATEGORY.CFG.
  10. Go back to the folder called PROGRAM and locate the file reg2scu.exe.
  11. Double-click it to run the program (nothing will appear except for a brief flash of a dos-prompt screen).
  12. Repeat steps 5 to 10.
  13. Start up PC Study Bible and see if the problem is gone.
When you start PC Study Bible again, the program will act as if you are opening it for the first time. For example, you'll have the opportunity to set your Bible preferences again. You may also see the following message as the program starts. This is normal in this situation.
PC Study Bible did not shut down correctly last time - rebuilding topic database (this may take a few minutes)

Alternate Method for Running the Reset to Factory Defaults

If you don't get the Reset to Factory Defaults to show up in the Start Menu or it doesn't work, then try this method to get your program to act like it is getting installed or reinstalled after an uninstall.

  1. Make sure PC Study Bible and any other major programs are close; this will include web browsers, Word or an email program.
  2. Click on the Start Menu.
  3. Click on Computer or My Computer if you are in XP.
  4. Note - Look for an Icon along the bottom of the screen that looks like 3 manila folders and click it. This will open something called File Explorer. If there is no such Icon along the bottom bar, then press and hold the Windows Key and then press “E”. (The Windows Key is in the last row of keys on the Keyboard; usually two keys from the left or right of the Space Bar.) Pressing and then releasing these 2 keys together will open File Explorer.

  5. Open Drive C:.
  6. Open the folder named PROGRAM FILES or PROGRAM FILES X86 if your system is running a 64 bit.
  7. Open the BIBLESOFT folder.
  8. Open the folder PC STUDY BIBLE.
  9. Find and delete the file SCU.DAT.
  10. Open the folder REFWORKS.
  11. Find and delete the files CACHE.DAT, SETTINGS.J4L, CATEGORY.CFG.
  12. Go back to the folder called PROGRAM and locate the file reg2scu.exe.
  13. Double-click it to run the program (nothing will appear except for a brief flash of a dos-prompt screen).
  14. Repeat steps 5 to 10.
  15. Start up PC Study Bible and see if the problem is gone.
When you start PC Study Bible again, the program will act as if you are opening it for the first time. For example, you'll have the opportunity to set your Bible preferences again. You may also see the following message as the program starts. This is normal in this situation.
PC Study Bible did not shut down correctly last time - rebuilding topic database (this may take a few minutes)