Python py2exe - memory load error

koranthala koranthala at
Mon Nov 30 06:10:53 CET 2009

This is cross post from stackoverflow - I couldnt get the solution
there. Hopefully, nobody would mind.

I am creating a medium level application in Python. Everything works
well now, and I am trying to make this a windows executable with
py2exe. The executable is created fine, but when I try to run it, it
fails with the following error.

  File "zipextimporter.pyc", line 82, in load_module
  File "pyAA\__init__.pyc", line 1, in ?
  File "zipextimporter.pyc", line 82, in load_module
  File "pyAA\AA.pyc", line 8, in ?
  File "zipextimporter.pyc", line 82, in load_module
  File "pyAA\pyAAc.pyc", line 5, in ?
  File "zipextimporter.pyc", line 98, in load_module
ImportError: MemoryLoadLibrary failed loading pyAA\_pyAAc.pyd

I am using pyAA in this application. I searched internet, but was
unable to get any solution. I copied msvcp71.dll to windows/system32,
but still issue is there.

I had solved it earlier (around 7 months back), but my hard drive
crashed and when I try to recreate it, I cannot seem to solve it
now. :-(

I would be much obliged if someone could help me out here.

When I use py2exe without bundle files option, it is working
perfectly. But when I use bundle file option, it is failing.

I tried without zipfile option, wherein it creates a
alongwith the executable. Again it failed. I did unzip of
using 7-zip, and found that _pyAAc.pyd is there in pyAA folder inside
the zip file. So, it looks like some issue with memoryloadlibrary

11/30/2009  09:48 AM            25,172 AA.pyc
11/30/2009  09:48 AM             3,351 Defer.pyc
11/30/2009  09:48 AM             2,311 Path.pyc
11/30/2009  09:48 AM            11,216 pyAAc.pyc
11/30/2009  09:48 AM             5,920 Watcher.pyc
08/20/2005  02:00 PM            49,152 _pyAAc.pyd
11/30/2009  09:48 AM               162 __init__.pyc

>From the trace it does look like it can extract AA.pyc etc. I am using
windows7 - can it be some clue?

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