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« on: May 29, 2006, 07:31:31 pm »


I just wanted to bring a possible bug to your attention...When I try to install and run Win32Pad v1.5.10 either from the .zip or .exe I get the following message:

"Fatal Error - Error While loading DLL unicows.dll - The Application Will Terminate Now"

Also just download and tried the previous version - The problem does NOT occur on the v1.5.9.1

so....corrupt file ???

just thought you would want to know....

also....any thoughts?

Mark Farrar
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2006, 12:40:57 pm »

Appears to be "unicows.dll" and Win9x related.

I gather that you're running a Win9x OS?

Unicows.dll is a "Supplemental Unicode eXtension".

Try downloading & installing this & see if it doesn't fix it for you:

"Platform Software Development Kit Redistributable: Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Windows 95, 98, and Me Systems, 1.1.3790.0, 261KB"

The MS link gives virtually no instructions, so ...

Download unicows.exe.
Save it to your desktop.

Run the file.
It prompts for a directory to extract its' files to.
So pick a directory.  C:\WINDOWS\Temp perhaps, or any one of your choosing.

Once the files have extracted, one of the files, unicows.dll, needs to be copied into your C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory.

The other files unicows.pdb & two .txt files should not be required.

Run Win32pad & see if it works correctly.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2006, 07:04:16 pm »


see my reply in the other thread...

once I put unicows.dll in the local installation directory, everything works fine.  I had just incorrectly assumed that the program would look for the .dll in what I thought was the "quasi default" location for the unicows.  Other programs use unicows and have automatically placed it in the windows directory....I just assumed that was some kind of "standard".

anyway....all works great now....thanks...

M Farrar
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