"Specified driver could not load due to a system error 1114 (Pervasive ODBC Client Interface)" error message when you try to create, test, or connect to a Pervasive ODBC Connection

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SUMMARY

You receive a 'Specified driver could not load due to a system error 1114 (Pervasive ODBC Client Interface)' error message when you try to create, test or connect to a Pervasive ODBC connection.

CAUSE

The \PVSW\Bin or the install directory for Pervasive.SQL components is not in the system path.

RESOLUTION

This frequently occurs if a Novell/Windows login script overwrites the system path. You will have to modify the Novell/Windows Login script to include the C:\PVSW\BIN directory. Steps to update the Environment variables to include this path are available for the Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 98, and Windows 95 operating systems.

To change the Environment variables in Windows XP, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.

2. In System Properties, click the Advanced Tab, and then click Environment Variables.

3. Type a semicolon (;) at the end of the Path value, and then type C:\PVSW\BIN.

Example If the Path value is Path=C:\Windows, after you make the changes in step 3, the Path value will be Path=C:\Windows;C:\PVSW\BIN.

Note Make sure that you edit the Path variable in Systems Variables. System Variables is a global change where as User Variables is only for that user.

To change the Environment variables in Windows 2000, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, click Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.

2. In System Properties, click the Advanced tab, click Environment Variables, click to select the Path variables from the System Variables list, and then click Edit.

3. Type a semicolon (;) at the end of the Path value, and then type C:\PVSW\BIN.

Example If the Path value is Path=C:\Windows, after you make the changes in step 3, the Path value will be Path=C:\Windows;C:\PVSW\BIN.

Note Make sure that you edit the Path variable in Systems Variables. System Variables is a global change where as User Variables is only for that user.

To change the Environment variables in Windows ME, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, click Run, type msconfig.exe, and then click OK.

2. In the System Configuration Utility, click the Environment tab, click to select the Path variable, and then click Edit.

3. Type a semicolon (;) at the end of the Path value, and then type C:\PVSW\BIN.

Example If the Path value is Path=C:\Windows, after you make the changes in step 3, the Path value will be Path=C:\Windows;C:\PVSW\BIN.

To change the Environment variables in Windows NT, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, click Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.

2. In Sytem Properties, click the Environment tab, click to select the Path variables from the System Variables list, and then click Edit.

3. Type a semicolon (;) at the end of the Path value, and then type C:\PVSW\BIN.

Example If the Path value is Path=C:\Windows, after you make the changes in step 3, the Path value will be Path=C:\Windows;C:\PVSW\BIN.

Note Make sure that you edit the Path variable in Systems Variables. System Variables is a global change where as User Variables is only for that user.

To change the system path in Windows 95 and Windows 98, follow these directions:

Note - If a Novell/Windows login script is not run, you must edit the Autoexec.bat file on the drive C.

1. Open the Autoxec.bat file in Notepad and add the following line directly below the Path= statement:

Set Path = "C:\PVSW\BIN; %PATH%"

Note - Make sure to include the quotation marks.

2. Restart the workstation.

This article was TechKnowledge Document ID: 27581

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Article ID: 869754 - Last Review: October 15, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
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