Subject Re: [firebird-support] Can't find or load FBCLIENT.DLL - In Exe's Directory?
Author Vlad Khorsun
> Hi Folks:
> Developing on XP Home, Visual Studio 2008, C++,
>, IBPP.
> Attempting to run on Windows XP Media.
> I'm working on several projects, this one uses
> Firebird's embedded server.
> An app is installed in \Program Files\<App name>.
> This directory has the the app's .exe, the six
> required Firebird files, fbclient.dll, firebird.conf,
> firebird.msg, and the three icu*30.dll files.
> Istart the application and am hit with this when
> the app tries to open the database:
> Can't find or load FBCLIENT.DLL or GDS32.DLL
> I've always assumed that if the DLL is in the same
> directory as the .exe, things would be fine.

It is good idea to read documentation supplied with every new version of SW.
Read Installation Guide and install msvc8 runtime libraries.