Subject Help! Application runs fine with FB Embedded on two XP systems but not Third
Author Chuck Belanger

I've got a real head scratcher here:

I'm making an application in D7, using IBO to access FB. Its a student
testing application, stand alone, using FB Embeded for Windows.

I'm developing it on a XP Pro system. My wife, who will be using it,
runs it on her Toshiba lap top XP Home system just fine. She bought a
new, cheap computer for the students to use (2.4 Ghz, 256 mb RAM, has XP
Home installed) and for the life of me I can't get the application to

I'm using FB Embeded 1.5 as "gds32.dll" for all installations.

I made a CD-RW disk which has the application and database on it with
the firebird.conf file and expected directory structure. On my system, I
turned off the Firebird guardian, since I'm running the fully installed
FB. The application runs fine from the CD. It runs fine using my wife's
lap top from this CD, but it doesn't run on the new desktop system.

On the new desktop, I get the usual "Send/Don't Send" error message,
saying there is a problem with the application. On looking at the
technical details, it says it was during a load of Kernel32.dll. When I
look through the hex information, there is something that says
"gds32.dll is not installed." (Incidentally, for true MSFT paranoids
amoung us, it had my password and user name for the database--not that
they are needed in the embedded FB.)

I tried using "fbclient.dll", too, but no luck. It seems to be something
to do with not recognizing the database, but I can't think of anything
that would cause this.

Any suggestions?

Thank you,

Chuck Belanger