Re: [ROOT] Impossible to use Root 4.01/04 on Windows XP

From: Nick van Eijndhoven (
Date: Tue Dec 14 2004 - 13:27:15 MET

Hi Francois,
I have also similar problems, but I have only msvc6
available for the moment.
This msvc6 contains a compiler bug as I was told, so
I hope to be able to test things with msvc7.1 soon.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "GENTIT Francois-Xavier DAPNIA" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 3:58 PM
Subject: [ROOT] Impossible to use Root 4.01/04 on Windows XP

> Hello rooters,
> I still have the problem that I described in bug 2562, and it seems that
> I am the only one with this problem. I am working under Windows XP,
> trying to use ROOT 4.01/04 version "Win32gdk". The problem is that none
> of my programs compiled and linked ok, using "make" in a cygwin window,
> work. When clicking on the .exe produced, I get the following message:
> Error in <TWinNTSystem::DynamicPathName>: Win32gdk does not exist in
> .;E:\Applications\extlib\ROOT\v4_01_04\root/bin; C:\WINNT\system32;
> C:\WINNT;C:\WINNT\System32\Wbem; C:\Program Files\Common
> Files\AutodeskShared\;E:\Applications\Dev\VS_7_1\Vc7\bin;E:\Applications
> \Dev\VS_7_1\Common7\IDE;E:\Applications\rootdev\bin;E:\Applications\extl
> ib\ROOT\v4_01_04\root\bin, or has wrong file extension (.dll)
> Notice that the message is strange, since libWin32gdk.dll indeed exists
> in E:\Applications\extlib\ROOT\v4_01_04\root\bin and is not empty.
> The problem occurs also exactly the same if I compile and link the
> program with Visual C++ 7.1
> I have done an almost empty "hello" program which also does not work and
> I join it with this mail. I would be extremely happy if someone could
> try it. Joined with Hello.ZIP is also the file LoaderMessage.txt where
> the full output written at the launch of the program is written.
> I have done the following checks:
> (1) - No problem at all with ROOT 4.00/08
> (2) - ROOT in itself is perfectly working: I have tried .x benchmarks.C
> and it works.
> (3) - I have also tried to compile and link with make in a cygwin
> window, all the ROOT examples in $ROOTSYS/test: everything works ok!!!
> It is extremely irritating that only my programs do not work!!!
> (4) - If instead of clicking twice on hello.exe, I launch ROOT and do
> gSystem.Load("libHello"); everything works ok !!!
> It is the first time I have such a strange problem with ROOT and I am
> anxious of being obliged to stick forever to ROOT 4.00/08. Many many
> thanks if you can help me!
> F.X.Gentit

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