Installation of Python 2.3 on Windows 95

Thomas Heller theller at
Tue Oct 28 09:26:07 CET 2003

donorr at (Don) writes:

> donorr at (Don) wrote in message news:<13cf45a4.0310191654.1d6e7081 at>...
>> We have attempted several times to install Python 2.3 on a Windows 95
>> system. Each time, at the end  of the install the following error is
>> displayed:
>> Error in installer script.
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\", line 101, ApplyEntryPoint
>>     apply(ep,args)
>>   File "C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\", line 82, in
>> DoCompileAllAndRegisterCOM FindDuplicates(mod,dir)
>>   File "C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\", line 143, in FindDuplicates
>>     import win32api
>> ImportError:DLL load failed: A device attached to the system is not
>> functioning.
>> On attempting to run PythonWin, we get the following error:
>> The application cannot locate win32ui.pyd (or Python)(1157)
>> One of the library files needed to run this application cannot be
>> located.
>> I have uninstalled Python, rebooted, reinstalled and the same thing
>> keeps happening.
>> I have searched and searched for these errors and cannot find the
>> problem.
>> Thank you in advance.
>> Don
> Here's an update for those who have replied. We downloaded the latest
> installations and uninstalled what we had. Howeever, the Win32
> extensions do not cleanly uninstall. We reinstalled. Python 2.3.2-1
> installs just fine. However the same errors occur with the
> win32all-159 installation.
> As for the suggestion to install as the administrator...this is
> windows 95.
> Some have suggested updating DLL files however, no specific DLL is
> referenced in the error message.

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