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      04-14-2012, 08:39 PM   #1
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Windows 7 32bit api32.dll

I have a laptop with windows 7. when I look at the system setup it says it is a 32bit operating system. I have followed the coding instructions and set to com1 and all that but when I go to connect to car I get api32.dll missing when starting IMPA. yes I have searched, no it doesn't make sense. My head hurts, I just want to start coding already. what is the issue?
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      04-14-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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I am a total rookie and am not even coding yet myself (waiting for cable) but did you create a shortcut from INPA or just drag it to your desktop? If you dragged it then it likely will not be able to access the files it needs to start. Try going back in and creating a shortcut to desktop as described in the DIY.

Let me know if that helps!

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      04-14-2012, 09:58 PM   #3
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You didn't put in c:\ediabas\bin in system variables.
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      04-14-2012, 10:45 PM   #4
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variables has been done. I will try the shortcut again.
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      04-15-2012, 03:06 PM   #5
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don't think the shortcut matters, it does the same thing from the original file. thanks for the ideas though guys, any others?
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      04-15-2012, 03:39 PM   #6
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Download api32.dll, copy it to c:\windows and c:\windows\system32 , reboot. Thats all
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      04-22-2012, 09:42 PM   #7
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I cant get pass this error either.
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      01-05-2013, 04:38 PM   #8
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I was having problems with this error and upon troubleshooting the issue it ended up being that I forgot to add the first \ when I had to add "c:\ediabas\bin in system variables" to my system variable path.

I also downloaded a copy of api32.dll from some site and added to my windows32 folder first but it didn't work. I can comment if you need to do this first to make it work or not.
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      01-05-2013, 09:01 PM   #9
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I had this error.

Problem was that when I installed the new ediabias 6.7, the old (6.3) was still running in the background, even though I had removed it from the disk. There was a silent error that corrupted the installation and prevented many files from being properly copied.

Just making sure all versions of ediabias are closed before doing the install did permit the api32.dll file to be installed correctly.

So in short:
* check that api32.dll is in ediabias/bin (if it is, you have a PATH problem, somebody already told you)
If it is not there:
* Make sure all ediabias is off (ctrl-alt-del, task manager: ediabias should not appear in the process list)
* uninstall ediabias
* Make sure all ediabias is off again (for good measure)
* install ediabias
* check that api32.dll is now in ediabias/bin


The api32.dll file is specific for a particular version of ediabias (I tried at some point to use the api32.dll from ediabias 6.3 into 6.7, it failed with esoteric errors later down the line). Also, don't install random .dll from the internet, they are oftnn infecting you with virus.
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      10-25-2014, 07:32 AM   #10
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I had this error.

Problem was that when I installed the new ediabias 6.7, the old (6.3) was still running in the background, even though I had removed it from the disk. There was a silent error that corrupted the installation and prevented many files from being properly copied.

Just making sure all versions of ediabias are closed before doing the install did permit the api32.dll file to be installed correctly.

So in short:
* check that api32.dll is in ediabias/bin (if it is, you have a PATH problem, somebody already told you)
If it is not there:
* Make sure all ediabias is off (ctrl-alt-del, task manager: ediabias should not appear in the process list)
* uninstall ediabias
* Make sure all ediabias is off again (for good measure)
* install ediabias
* check that api32.dll is now in ediabias/bin


The api32.dll file is specific for a particular version of ediabias (I tried at some point to use the api32.dll from ediabias 6.3 into 6.7, it failed with esoteric errors later down the line). Also, don't install random .dll from the internet, they are oftnn infecting you with virus.

How did you Install EDIABAS? i can't find an installation file for it that i can run that would install it. the ones i find on the internet is just a folder that i can throw in C drive. is there an actual setup.exe file that i can run to install it?
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Standard Tools 2.12 contains Ediabas.
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