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Error: Unable to locate the dll: the dynamic link library elib.dll is either corrupt or not installed.

Error Message

Attempting to start Arc from the command prompt produces the following error message:

"Unable to locate the dll: the dynamic link library elib.dll is either corrupt or not installed."

Cause

The system environment variable PATH is limited to 128 characters.

Solution or Workaround

 

Edit the PATH variable by moving the entry <drive>:\arcgis\arcexe81\bin to the beginning of the value string.

For help with setting a system environment variable, see: How To: Edit an environment variable.

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