Subject Re: [firebird-support] Embedded Server - "Can't find or load FBCLIENT.DLL or GDS32.DLL"
Author Helen Borrie
At 01:42 AM 30/12/2008, you wrote:
>Hi Folks:
> Developing on XP Home with Visual Studio 2008 Pro, C++, IBPP
>, Firebird embedded.
> I've been using firebird for a few years, I must be making a dumb
> I've re-installed Win XP Media Center on a test machine, in order
>to test Inno's ability to run Microsoft's C Run Time Distributable in
>silent mode.
> I'm surprised to find that I can't run Firebird on this machine
>with the new Windows XP install. I'm getting one of these "Can't find
>or load FBCLIENT.DLL or GDS32.DLL" errors. The executable is in the
>same directory as the 6 Firebird DLL files, and I even tried renaming
>FBCLIENT.dll GDS32.DLL, with no luck.
> I have another app that also uses embedded Firebird, so I ran
>copied Inno's setup file to the new machine and I'm getting the same
> Both of these applications run fine on my development system, and
>on client systems.
> I've run both apps on this computer in the past, but this is a
>fresh install of Windows XP Media center, which is derived from XP Pro
>instead of XP Home, which is the Windows I'm running on my development PC.
> As I said, this must be something really obvious, but I'm not
>seeing it.

Did you install the MSVC8 runtimes? You do have to *install* them on XP Pro, not just copy them. If you don't know what I'm talking about, read the Installation and Migration doc (in your \doc folder).