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  • missing dll's

    I have downloaded the trial version of Alpha5vs6 and when trying to open it, it keeps coming up with dll files that I am missing. I am running Windows 98se with all the latest patches. I can probably find the dll's in various places on the internet, but was wondering if there was one place that includes all the dll's that I will need to run the program

  • #2
    RE: missing dll's

    The installer should have all the DLLs required. Which ones are you being told you need?

    -Lenny

    Lenny Forziati
    Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
    Alpha Software Corporation

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    • #3
      RE: missing dll's

      mprapi.dll
      activeds.dll
      adsldpc.dll
      Now it gives me a strange error message that adsldpc.dll file is linnked to missing export. Maybe I should try to uninstall and reinstall the program

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      • #4
        RE: missing dll's

        None of those DLLs are used by Alpha Five. Some of them sound like they may be associated with your Intenet connection. Do you have an ADSL line?
        Aaron Brown
        Alpha Software Development Team

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        • #5
          RE: missing dll's

          I have a 256k connection (sort of a piece of a T-1 line). I don't understand. Why would it even be asking for those files?

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          • #6
            RE: missing dll's

            Upon first starting up, Alpha Five checks the Internet to see if there are any updates available. It is possible that this is where the problem is coming in. What happens if you connect to the Internet before trying to start Alpha Five.

            Once you start Alpha Five, you can disable this automatic checking if you'd like.

            -Lenny

            Lenny Forziati
            Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
            Alpha Software Corporation

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            • #7
              RE: missing dll's

              My internet is "always on". I am just looking for an easy to use database program to assist me in tracking sales/commissions for my company. Everything I read about your program is that it is just that - easy to use. It's a little unnerving though, that I am having this much trouble just opening the program. Maybe I should drop back and punt on this idea.

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              • #8
                RE: missing dll's

                Ray, a quick google search will show you that these DLLs are for your router an Internet connection and are not related to Alpha Five.

                You can disable the automatic checking by going into regedit, find HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Alpha Software\Alpha Five 6.0\preferences\internet and set the BackgroundAccess value to "Disable Background Checking" (without the quotes). See if this makes a difference.

                -Lenny

                Lenny Forziati
                Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
                Alpha Software Corporation

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                • #9
                  RE: missing dll's

                  Well, the plot thickens. I don't have the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Alpha Software

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                  • #10
                    RE: missing dll's

                    I take it you think I should give up?

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                    • #11
                      RE: missing dll's

                      No, don't give up. The problem has to do with some driver files on your computer. You need to either remove the offending driver or reinstall it to make sure all the correct files are in place.
                      Aaron Brown
                      Alpha Software Development Team

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                      • #12
                        RE: missing dll's

                        This morning I uninstalled the program, disconnected the computer from the network, and then reinstalled the program. I got the same error messages about missing dll's. I don't understand why in one of the threads I was told to go to the registry and look for a certain registry key and when I do, that registry isn't even there. You are suggesting that I have some offending driver files. How would I know which ones they are? Everything else on my computer works.

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                        • #13
                          RE: missing dll's

                          The registry key doesn't exist because you haven't successfully started A5 up yet. I am suggesting you have offending driver files that need to be updated because you are getting errors saying as much. Alpha 5 does not ship the dlls in question.
                          Aaron Brown
                          Alpha Software Development Team

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                          • #14
                            RE: missing dll's

                            I don't see how I could have offending driver files when the error message I am getting is 'missing dll's' Especially when they are dll's that have nothing to do with your program. I tell you what. I appreciate all the help you guys have given me, but I give up. I wanted a simple to use database program for my company and this has already been more work than it should be. Maybe I will try loading it on my laptop to see if I can get better results.

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                            • #15
                              RE: missing dll's

                              Was this ever resolved?

                              I am trying to load V6 on my laptop with WIN98SE and am getting the same missing *.dll errors which prohibit V6 from its initial loading.

                              The *.dlls referenced on my ThinkPad are mprapi.dll and samlib.dll, both of which appear to be Win2000 or higher NT Windows version dlls. I can't get beyond samlib.dll because of apparent registry linkage from the dll copies I tried.

                              Is V6 really compatible with WIN98?

                              - John O
                              John Oesterle
                              ToolBytes, LLC

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