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Hello all. Let me say first that I have no idea what python is or what
it does.

I bought a floor model computer, and it came with all sorts of
ridiculousness on it that I promptly uninstalled. However, now whenever
I start windows I get a message saying "LoadLibrary (pythondll
) failed." It also says this when I try to download into a bittorrent
client, and it keeps it from downloading. What does this mean, and how
can I make it go away?

Thanks for any help, and sorry for the dumb question!

Dec 29 '06 #1
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lu*******@gmail.com wrote:
Hello all. Let me say first that I have no idea what python is or what
it does.

I bought a floor model computer, and it came with all sorts of
ridiculousness on it that I promptly uninstalled. However, now whenever
I start windows I get a message saying "LoadLibrary (pythondll
) failed." It also says this when I try to download into a bittorrent
client, and it keeps it from downloading. What does this mean, and how
can I make it go away?
http://effbot.org/pyfaq/installed-wh...my-machine.htm

However, none of us know who built your system or any specifics as to what they
installed Python for. You should ask them, instead.

--
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
an underlying truth."
-- Umberto Eco

Dec 29 '06 #2

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At Friday 29/12/2006 00:27, lu*******@gmail.com wrote:
>I bought a floor model computer, and it came with all sorts of
ridiculousness on it that I promptly uninstalled. However, now whenever
I start windows I get a message saying "LoadLibrary (pythondll
) failed." It also says this when I try to download into a bittorrent
client, and it keeps it from downloading. What does this mean, and how
can I make it go away?
Please copy the *exact* message that you see.
python24.dll (or 23, or 25) is a shared component, installed on the
system directory. If you delete it, you break all applications
depending on it, like the bittorrent client.
--
Gabriel Genellina
Softlab SRL


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Dec 29 '06 #3

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It says exactly:

The specified module could not be found.
LoadLibrary(pythondll) failed

Don't know if that helps at all.

Gabriel Genellina wrote:
At Friday 29/12/2006 00:27, lu*******@gmail.com wrote:
I bought a floor model computer, and it came with all sorts of
ridiculousness on it that I promptly uninstalled. However, now whenever
I start windows I get a message saying "LoadLibrary (pythondll
) failed." It also says this when I try to download into a bittorrent
client, and it keeps it from downloading. What does this mean, and how
can I make it go away?

Please copy the *exact* message that you see.
python24.dll (or 23, or 25) is a shared component, installed on the
system directory. If you delete it, you break all applications
depending on it, like the bittorrent client.
--
Gabriel Genellina
Softlab SRL


__________________________________________________
Preguntá. Respondé. Descubrí.
Todo lo que querías saber, y lo que ni imaginabas,
está en Yahoo! Respuestas (Beta).
¡Probalo ya!
http://www.yahoo.com.ar/respuestas
Dec 29 '06 #4

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lu*******@gmail.com wrote:
It says exactly:

The specified module could not be found.
LoadLibrary(pythondll) failed
>I bought a floor model computer, and it came with all sorts of
>ridiculousness on it that I promptly uninstalled. However, now whenever
>I start windows I get a message saying "LoadLibrary (pythondll
>) failed." It also says this when I try to download into a bittorrent
>client, and it keeps it from downloading. What does this mean, and how
>can I make it go away?
Python is a programming language used to develop (some of) the
bittorrent clients. You were a little exuberant in uninstalling
applications and removed the Python files that are required for the
bittorrent client.

You could try downloading and installing Python, but I don't know which
version you'll need.

You could try uninstalling the bittorrent client and reinstalling a
client with all its required dependencies.

HTH,

casevh

Dec 29 '06 #5

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At Friday 29/12/2006 01:05, lu*******@gmail.com wrote:
>The specified module could not be found.
LoadLibrary(pythondll) failed
For the bittorrent client, reinstalling it should be enough.
For other issues on your system, best to contact your vendor.
--
Gabriel Genellina
Softlab SRL


__________________________________________________
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Dec 29 '06 #6

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luxnoctis wrote:
It says exactly:

The specified module could not be found.
LoadLibrary(pythondll) failed

Don't know if that helps at all.
There's something installed on Compaq computers that uses the Python
stuff too, but I never figured out what it was. I figured it may have
been some of the preloaded games, 'cause when I restored a roommate's
machine from the restore image the Python22 folder was among the things
that appeared on the fresh machine. It was actually pretty exciting for
me since I needed to write a little utility to do something on this
machine, but it was slow as death and only had dialup and I really
didn't want to deal with downloading and installing that stuff myself.

....of course your first problem is buying a machine with a ton of
shovelware on it. Second problem is uninstalling stuff without knowing
what it's for.
-tom!

--
Dec 29 '06 #7

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I knew what everything was for when I uninstalled it, I just didn't
happen to know about every component part, apparently. ;) I have tried
reinstalling the Bittorrent client, and to no avail. (The computer is a
Toshiba Satellite laptop, if that helps anyone.) Any other ideas?
Tom Plunket wrote:
luxnoctis wrote:
It says exactly:

The specified module could not be found.
LoadLibrary(pythondll) failed

Don't know if that helps at all.

There's something installed on Compaq computers that uses the Python
stuff too, but I never figured out what it was. I figured it may have
been some of the preloaded games, 'cause when I restored a roommate's
machine from the restore image the Python22 folder was among the things
that appeared on the fresh machine. It was actually pretty exciting for
me since I needed to write a little utility to do something on this
machine, but it was slow as death and only had dialup and I really
didn't want to deal with downloading and installing that stuff myself.

...of course your first problem is buying a machine with a ton of
shovelware on it. Second problem is uninstalling stuff without knowing
what it's for.
-tom!

--
Dec 29 '06 #8

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lu*******@gmail.com wrote:
Any other ideas?
Well, you could always try downloading and installing python:
http://www.python.org. It is completely free. It won't run anything in
the task bar or add itself to the startup menu and it doesn't have
ads... it just sits there waiting for you to use it. I would start with
version 2.4, and if that doesn't work I would go to 2.3 then 2.5 then
2.2. Uninstall the last version before moving on to another.

I do worry a little though because python dlls are named as
Python<version>.dll, so the dll in that error message could actually be
from some third party.

Anyway, there is no harm in installing Python. If it doesn't work it
will uninstall cleanly.

-Matt

Dec 29 '06 #9

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