"Error in loading DLL" error when you run a Microsoft Access wizard
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Original KB number: 833220
This article applies only to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb). Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.
When you try to use a Microsoft Access wizard, such as the Import Text wizard or the Import Spreadsheet wizard, in Microsoft Access 2002, you may receive the following error message. When you try to open a form that is created by the Switchboard manager, you may receive the following error message:
Error in loading DLL
This problem may occur if you have missing Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) files, corrupted MDAC files, or outdated MDAC files on your computer.
To resolve this problem, use either of the following methods:
Method 1: Register the required Dao360.dll file and the Msado15.dll file
You may have to register the Dao360.dll file and the Msado15.dll file by using the Regsvr32.exe program. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Run dialog box, type the following commands in the Open box, and then click OK:
The Dao360.dll_Path placeholder is the absolute path of the Dao360.dll file.
The Msado15.dll_Path placeholder is the absolute path of the Msado15.dll file.
The following examples show how you may specify an absolute path:
Regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\DAO\Dao360.dll"
Regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files\Common Files\system\ado\Msado15.dll"
If the Dao360.dll file is successfully registered, you receive a message that is similar to the following message:
DllRegisterServer in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\DAO\Dao360.dll succeeded.
If the Msado15.dll file is successfully registered, you receive a message that is similar to the following message:
DllRegisterServer in C:\Program Files\Common Files\system\ado\Msado15.dll succeeded.
Method 2: Install the latest version of MDAC
For additional information about how to download the latest version of MDAC, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site: