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Old 09-09-2011, 07:00   #1
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OpenCPN Will Not Load

I have successfully loaded OpenCPN 2.5.2 on my desktop PC (XP). However I cannot start it on my laptop (Toughbook CF-m34 using Windows 2000). The error message in brief says "opencpn.exe Unable to Locate Dll" I have followed all instructions in the helpfile. Any help would be gratefully received.
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Re: openCPN will not load

Wait awhile for a better answer before following my advice...but since you ask for any help...
These are likely more than you want,but since I don't have 2000,I'm guessing the dll O wants is in the wrong place or non existent:
"Dependency Walker"(free) http://www.dependencywalker.com/ might help.It sometimes will plainly show what an app wants and where it wants it but still,as a general rule(whatever it says)if you put the dll in the same folder as the app(opencpn),it will work.
using it:goto "File,Open and browse to opencpn.ignore the stuff it shows you for now.Go to Profile,Start Profiling.
the last messages are the ones you will want,I bet.
There's also RegMon and FileMon that watch and record everything the app wants to run.They do the same as above but are even smaller.

If you post something more detailed from these,I bet you get the answer quick.

You did say "any help" ....
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Re: OpenCPN Will Not Load

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I have successfully loaded OpenCPN 2.5.2 on my desktop PC (XP). However I cannot start it on my laptop (Toughbook CF-m34 using Windows 2000). The error message in brief says "opencpn.exe Unable to Locate Dll" I have followed all instructions in the helpfile. Any help would be gratefully received.
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Sandy Hyland,
Kinsale.
any joy there,Sandy?Curious as to O on win2000.
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Re: OpenCPN Will Not Load

Dear HappySeagull. I apologise for the delay and my unfamiliarity with forums.
The good news is Dependency worked brilliantly. It identified a missing driver which I successfully installed. I am now up and running on the notebook viewing the old CM93 charts. I feel as if I have reinvented the wheel.
Many thanks for your help and best wishes,
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