Unknown Internal Operating System Error

by Sep 3, 1998

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FAQ3749B.txt   Unknown Internal Operating System Error
Category   :BDE
Platform    :Win95/NT
Product    :   BC++5.x   C++Builder1.0   C++Builder3.x   Delphi2.x   Delphi3.x   Delphi4.x

Why am I getting an Unknown Internal Operating 
System Error when opening a Paradox or dBASE Table?

This error can occur when attempting to open a Paradox 
or dBASE table whose language driver is not installed on 
your computer. In most circumstances this means a bad
BDE install and BDE should be reinstalled.

One way to determine a likely bad install is by running 
BDE administator and attempting to modify the langauge
driver for the Paradox driver. If only one language
driver is available, it indicates a bad install.

This problem is most likely to occur with BDE 5.0 when
deploying with a deployment tool that does not know about
BDE 5.0. The problem occurs because BDE 5.0 includes a
new mechanism for language drivers. To deploy BDE 5.0
language driver features with an older development tool 
be sure include BANTAM.DLL and *.BTL from the BDE
directory on your deployment machine.