Error: Initializing USER32.dll
Wed Nov 15 14:48:00 GMT 2000

Sometimes problems loading DLLs are due to missing symbols or mismatched DLL,
DLL/EXE versions.  One way to see if this is the case is to use Dependency
Walker ( ).  It will show you if an executable
cannot find a DLL, or if a required entry point in a DLL is missing.

Also, what path is being used for inetd?  For debugging purposes, I wonder if
you could wrap inetd in a script to "echo %PATH% > tmpFile" before running

John Faith

Scott Wallace wrote:

> Both "advapi32.dll and user32.dll are in c:\WINNT\system32 and that is in my
> path.  Any other ideas?
> thanks,
> Scott
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Larry Hall (RFK
> Partners, Inc)
> Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 2:21 PM
> To: Scott Wallace;
> Subject: Re: Error: Initializing USER32.dll
> At 03:13 PM 11/15/2000, Scott Wallace wrote:
> >Hello everyone,
> >   I've searched the archives and found no answer to this, so...
> >I have Cygwin setup on a WinNT 4.0 Workstation as well as Exceed.  When I
> >telnet into the NT box and get a command prompt and attempt to run any
> >Cygwin app (even an 'ls') it locks at the client side.  At the NTW side, it
> >has brought up an error box saying:
> >
> >Initialization of the dynamic lynk library C:\WINNT\system32\USER32.dll
> >failed.  The process is terminating abnormally.
> >
> >(Here's a pic of it: )
> >Then when I click OK on that error box and go back to my client telnet
> >session, it has given the following error:
> >
> >C:\WINNT\system32>ls
> >D:\cygwin\bin\ls.exe: *** could not load advapi32.dll, Win32 error 1114
> >       0 [unknown (0x161)] ? 0 lock_pinfo_for_update: rc 0, pinfo_mutex
> >F, Win32 error 6
> >
> >Any idea how to fix this?  It only does this on certain usernames.  I tried
> >creating a new user at the Domain controller and connecting through the
> >telnet session as that user, but still had the same results.  I don't know
> >what makes some logins work and others not.
> >
> >Thank you for any help you can give!
> >Scott Wallace
> >Ternion Corporation
> >
> Sounds like your telnet session doesn't have these DLLs in the path...

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