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Error: LoadLibrary failed with error 87: The parameter is incorrect

Error Message

When opening or creating a project or map document in ArcGIS Pro or ArcMap, the following error message is returned:

Error:   
LoadLibrary failed with error 87: The parameter is incorrect.
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Cause

This issue occurs due to the machine's graphics card configuration.

  • The graphics card driver is out-of-date.
  • There are conflicting graphics cards in the machine.

Solution or Workaround

Depending on the cause, either update the graphics card driver, or refer to Problem: Graphics card conflict may cause ArcMap to crash to resolve the issue of conflicting graphics cards.

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