Subject Re: [IBO] Installing IBO on Win98SE with D5
Author Helen Borrie
At 05:40 AM 28/12/2004 +0000, you wrote:

><Win9se, D5 sp1>
>I have just downloaded IBO 4.5 Ah Eval. It installs ok on Win2k but
>not on my Win98se. I get the message "A device connected to the
>system is not working properly". What did I miss?
This thoroughly misleading Windows message means there is a depended-on DLL
somewhere that doesn't work with something else that's calling it. Without
knowing more about what you were trying to do when the error occurred, it's
a needle in a haystack. Actually, it's a needle in a haystack anyway.

It could be that you have bits of old IBO installations hanging about in
the system path; or, with an ancient OS and an ancient Delphi, it might be
pinpointed on the Windows Common Controls set, from which all delphi
controls ultimately inherit.

If a connection to a firebird database is involved, it could be that the M$
C++ runtime (msvcp60.dll, required by the client library) is missing or
that the C runtine (msvcrt.dll) is missing or too old.

Or just about anything....