Subject Re: [firebird-support] Firebird Installation Problems
Author Olivier Mascia
Saturday 20 Sep 2003, 03:29, jrodenhi écrivait :

> I am trying to install and run the Firebird version 1.5 on a Win2K Pro
> computer. I have had various versions of Interbase and Firebird on
> this computer, and now, with all of the improvements that are included
> in version 1.5, I think I am ready to try some development with it.
> My problem is that I don't seem to be able to install it and get it
> running successfully.
> I uninstalled the previous versions, but I still got an indication of
> a service in the My Computer|Manage utility. I deleted the Firebird
> key in the registry under HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services and
> that eliminated the listing. Then, I extracted the files from the RC6
> file into my D:\Program Files\Firebird folder and subfolders. I ran
> instreg install and instsvc install. Everything seemed to work okay,
> but when I try to open IBSQL to access a database on my computer, I
> get the following message:
> 'The exception unknown software exception occurred in the application
> ...' and then a message box saying that there was a runtime 217 error.

Okay. But did you copy the FBCLIENT.DLL and GDS32.DLL from the bin
directory to your SYSTEM32 directory ?

Best Regards,
Olivier Mascia