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  • Problem loading

    When I attempt to run A5v4 I get error messages like this one in an "ODBC Driver Manager" window: "Failed to load resource DLL adbcint.dll"
    Then follows a window called "Error starting program" with the message, "The ODBC32.DLL cannot start. Check the file to determine the problem"

    Does anyone know what prevents A5v4 from even loading?
    Added info:
    (1) "ADBC" is a program written in A5v4
    (2) I find a reference to "adbcint.dll" in USER.DAT and have deleted that reference by running REGEDIT. It comes back into the USER.DAT (Registry file)
    (3) Reloading A5v4 doesn't help

    Any help in solving this problem would be appreciated. RwP+

  • #2
    RE: Problem loading


    I think it's safe to say that your installation file is probably sound, and that something on your system is preventing Alpha Four from starting.

    From your description, my hunch would be that a *.DLL has become either corrupt or unreadable.

    When you say you have re-loaded the software, and it does not help, are you "uninstalling" the old files first? It is probable that Alpha's installation is setup so it does not overwrite existing files on the system, regardless whether they "work" or not. Try running the file "unwise.exe" found in the folder in which Alpha Five is installed. Then run the installation again.

    If this doesn't resolve the issue, try writing down the name of the *.DLL's that cannot start (ODBC32.DLL, etc.), and delete them from the Windows/system directory. Then try re-installing Alpha Five.

    Hope this helps narrow down the issue...



    • #3
      RE: Problem loading


      I should also point out that there is a file called "Install.log" in the Alpha Five directory that, when opened with notepad, lists the files that are installed by Alpha onto your system.



      • #4
        RE: Problem loading

        Those files don't show in the INSTALL.LOG.

        See my reply to your other message.
        Robert Phillips


        • #5
          RE: Problem loading

          Thanks for the suggestion.
          I ran the file "unwise.exe" and then reinstalled A5v4. Problem continues.

          I will next try deleting the named files, as you suggest and then reinstalling A5v4.

          Thanks for your help.

          Robert Phillips


          • #6
            RE: Problem loading


            adbcint.dll is not on my system, nor does it appear in my install.log file. Odbcint.dll is on my system and appears in my install.log file. Odbc32.dll is on my system, and is in my install.log.

            Attached, hopefully, is my install.log file...



            • #7
              RE: Problem loading

              Your suggestion solved the problem. I found ODBC32.dll to be corrupt, so renamed it and reloaded W98SE. That solved the problem.
              Thanks for your help.

              GTW, the adbc*.* files probably were associated with one of my applications for a veterans' group for which I am National Chaplain and Web Site Chairman. We are "The American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, Inc. (ADBC, for short). Philippine Defense Campaign circa 1941-1942. Try URL

              Again, thanks for your help. This is the first time I have used the Message Board and it has been great. Robert W. Phillips