Problems running on hp duo Pentium R processor

Benjamin Kaplan benjamin.kaplan at case.edu
Fri Dec 5 23:18:02 CET 2008


On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 4:08 PM, jim-on-linux <inq1ltd at inqvista.com> wrote:

> On Friday 05 December 2008 15:27, Kevin Kelley wrote:
> > If they are running standard Win XP (Home or Pro),
> > as opposed to 64-bit Win XP, then whether or not the
> > CPU supports the IA64 instruction set really doesn't
> > matter. As far as I know every Intel Core2 and
> > Pentium Dual-Core CPU since ~ 2006 has supported
> > 64bit instructions, even the Atom is 64bit. Also,
> > the "R" is for Registered Trademark (of Pentium),
> > it's not part of the name/model
> > (http://ark.intel.com/cpu.aspx?groupId=33925).
> >
> > Kevin
>
> Kevin ,
> I'm trying to find out why my program gets an import
> error on only one machine.  Is there any problem with
> python running on a 64 bit Architecture machine or is
> it something specific to this one HP machine?  None of
> my other clients have had this problem, nor have I on
> any machine that I've tried tested it on.
>
> jim-on-linux
>
> What Kevin's saying is that the architecture of the processor doesn't
really matter here. Just about every processor made in the last 2 years is a
64-bit processor. Even though they have 64-bit processors, most people are
still running the 32-bit version of Windows. In that case, for programming
purposes, the computer should be treated as 32-bit. If your customer is
using 64-bit Windows, however, things will change. On 64-bit operating
systems, you should use the 64-bit version of Python. Windows x64 can run
32-bit programs but the 32-bit programs can't load the 64-bit DLLs and
vice-versa so you might see an error like the one you posted.. Try using the
AMD64 version of python and see if that fixes the problem for them.



>
> >
> > On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 2:02 PM, jim-on-linux
> <inq1ltd at inqvista.com> wrote:
> > > Python help,
> > >
> > > In September I wrote:
> > > I have a number of clients running a program built
> > > with python 2.5.  One has just purchased an HP
> > > with a duo core Pentium R processor E2200,  2.2G
> > > with .99g ram.
> > >
> > > Only on the new HP, when they try to print they
> > > get an import error;
> > > File win32ui.pyc line 12, in <module>
> > > File win32ui.pyc, line 10, in _load
> > > ImportError: DLL load failed:  The specified
> > > module could not be found.
> > >
> > > It turns out that the E2200 processor is 64 bit
> > > architecture.
> > >
> > > What are my options?
> > >
> > > I've run DependecyWalker,
> > > They are using Win XP Service Pack 2
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > jim=on-linux
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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