Sometimes, IAR Systems Embedded Workbench can't be started. This Technical Note focuses on one specific reason for this issue to occur. (Other reasons are discussed in Technical Note 68527).
IAR Systems Embedded Workbench does not start and gives an error message:
Failed to load the component "<PATH>\bin\filename.dll"
The file may be missing or corrupt.
More info: "LoadLibrary failed".
In July 2009 Microsoft distributed a windows update "Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (KB971090)". All DLL files built by IAR Systems since the release of that service pack needs updated Visual Studio run-time libraries to be installed in order to function correctly.
It can happen for other patches as well. The above is a list of those we are aware of.
Go via the link Microsoft knowledgebase KB973544 article to download and run the file vcredist_x86.exe (for a 32-bit OS) or vcredist_x64.exe (for a 64-bit OS).
We have had reports of problems installing vcredist (6.0.2900.2180) on localized Windows Vista. Installing the windows updates available has solved such problems.
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