win32ui DLL Load Failed

Mike Driscoll kyosohma at
Mon Aug 31 21:48:37 CEST 2009

On Aug 31, 2:43 pm, MikeC <mcrav... at> wrote:
> I have a python executable that's failing to load on a user's machine
> running Windows XP. My developer machine is also running Windows XP. I
> have determined that it is failing when it attempts to load win32ui.
> I have Python 2.6 on my developer machine and am using the pywin
> support (Mark Hammonds???) for Python 2.6.
> In order to make the problem smaller and more managable I created an
> executable (with pytoexe) of a 1 one-line python script which does the
> following:
> import win32ui
> Running the one-line script on my machine from python source as well
> as from the executable created from the one-line source works fine on
> my machine. But when I attempt to run the executable on a target
> Windows/XP user machine (without Python) it fails with the following
> traceback
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "", line 7, in <module>
>   File "PrintImage.pyc", line 1, in <module>
>   File "win32ui.pyc", line 12, in <module>
>   File "win32ui.pyc", line 10, in __load
> ImportError: DLL load failed: This application has failed to start
> because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the
> application may fix this problem.
> The only thing I can think of regarding the difference between my
> machine and the target machine is that I have the .NET framework on my
> machine. Is it possible that that is the problem? Running Depends
> didn't get me anywhere. I would appreciate any help you can offer.

Did you install PyWin32? If so, which version? Here's a link:

- Mike

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