Tracking down DLL load errors in Windows ?

Fred Pacquier xnews2 at
Sat Oct 17 14:56:36 CEST 2009

"Mark Tolonen" <metolone+gmane at> said :

> That error message is returned from executables built with later
> versions of Visual Studio (at least 2005 and 2008...not sure about
> 2003).  The Windows application event log will indicate what DLL is
> missing. 
> In addition to tools others have noted, depends.exe (comes with
> VS2005...was removed in VS2008 for unknown reasons) will list the DLLs
> required by an executable.  Another Visual Studio tool, "dumpbin
> /imports <target>" works, too.

Silly me, I hadn't even thought of the Windows event log either... thanks 
much !

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