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When running a setup program that was created using the Package andDeployment Wizard (PDW), you receive the following error message:
The SETUP.EXE file is linked to missing export OLEAUT32.DLL:185.
When you click OK, you receive the following error message, where <Path> isthe location of Setup.exe:
<Path>\Setup.exe A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Setup packages built with the Package and Deployment Wizard will not run on the original version of Windows 95 due to lack of support for an API function in the file Oleaut32.dll, version 2.1. The failure does not occur on later versions of Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, or any versions of Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000. Further, this failure does not occur if another program installation, such as installation programs for Microsoft Office 97, Internet Explorer 3.0, or Internet Explorer 4.0, has updated Oleaut32.dll to a newer version.
To resolve the problem, the latest Automation files must be installed ontothe client machine before SETUP.EXE can run successfully. The latestAutomation files may be installed by using VBRUN60.EXE. VBRUN60.EXEinstalls the Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 run-time library (MSVBVM60.EXE) andupdates required Automation files used by Visual Basic 6.0 applications(including OLEAUT32.DLL).
After VBRUN60.EXE is run successfully, the SETUP.EXE program may be run toinstall your Visual Basic application successfully. VBRUN60.EXE may belocated on your Visual Basic 6.0 installation CD-ROM or it may bedownloaded from the Microsoft Web Site.
For additional information, please see the following articles in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base: