Support #3768 - failed to load shell library, synwinxt.dll is missing or invalid / XP Pro Sp3
- Duplicates: Bug #3785 - Synwinxt.dll error opening file for writing during install of 1.4.15
Steps to reproduce:
Whenever I start the service, as client or server, I get this message : 'failed to load shell library, synwinxt.dll is missing or invalid'
Versions and operating systems:
Windows XP Pro SP3 Version : 1.4.14 Other computer is on seven 64(and working).
I'm having the same problem.
The new version seemed to install OK on my Windows 7 64-bit machine, but I'm getting the same error on my Windows XP SP 3 machine.
I'm having the exact same problem, but only on my Win XP3 (x86) machine. My Win 7 machines (both x86 and 64-bit) work fine.
I'm experiencing the same problem but only on my Win XP3 (x86) machine.
Yes, it only happens on XP Sp3, it works on Seven, just clarified it.
trying to connect win xp 32 as a client to win 7 64 as server. 'failed to load shell library, synwinxt.dll is missing or invalid' appears only on win xp PC. fine on win7.
Same problem here, I reinstalled 1.4.12 on the XP machine and it connected fine with 1.4.14, just a lack of desired functionality.
On Windows 8.1 I'm getting a Error opening file for writing when installing 1.4.14. The same copy worked just fine on my Windows 7 machine. If I hit ignore I get a "parameter is incorrect" shortly after.
Ok, this is crapola pretty much. Something told me not to jump in before seeing if there were problems with the new version but I wanted drag and drop and bit before I looked. Going back to 1.4.12........I hope.
I ran synergyc.exe from the command line on my Windows XP SP3 32-bit system and got the following error:
synergyc.exe - Entry Point Not Found The procedure entry point RegDeleteTreeA could not be located in the dynamic link library ADVAPI32.dll.
According to the MSDN Dev Center (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa379776%%28v=vs.85%%29.aspx), the RegDeleteTree function was not available until Windows Vista. Trying to use that function in the synwinxt.dll is what is causing the library to fail to load on Windows XP. You can use the SHDeleteKey function from the Shell API instead on Windows XP (and Windows 2000 if that's still supported).
This issue is duplicated by: http://synergy-foss.org/spit/issues/details/3769/ and http://synergy-foss.org/spit/issues/details/3815/.
Still an issue in 1.4.15, completely unusable with Windows XP SP3.
Same win Xp 32 bit sp3 Both server and client ,and when client , WIN7 64bit as server all have same error report.
I also have the same problem. win Xp 32 bit SP3 // Synergy server 1.4.15
Me too - clean 1.14.14 install on two XP SP3 systems
Same problem Win XP Pro 32 bit, missing synwinxt.dll file. downgrading to 1.14.12
No longer works to downgrade to 1.4.12. That version won't connect to 1.4.15.
Same issue, Synergy in WinXP Pro 32 bits:
failed to load shell library, synwinxt.dll is missing or invalid
XP Pro 32 as client Win7 Home 64 as server.... gives corrupted or missing synwinxt.dll. I installed the stable 1.3 x86 as the client and got Synergy working across my 2 PCs
same issue on win 7 pro with all current updates to os
I have the same problem with version 1.4.15 creating the error:
NOTE: connecting to service... NOTE: connection established INFO: watchdog status: error NOTE: starting server NOTE: config file: C:/DOCUME~1/User/LOCALS~1/Temp/qt_temp.gq3424 NOTE: log level: INFO INFO: service command updated INFO: starting new process INFO: Synergy 1.4.15 Server on Microsoft Windows XP x86 INFO: drag and drop enabled ERROR: failed to load shell library, synwinxt.dll is missing or invalid FATAL: failed to start server: unable to open screen ERROR: failed to launch, error: process immediately stopped INFO: backing off, wait=2s, failures=1 INFO: starting new process ...
I'm running it on Windows XP SP3, attempting to connect to a 64-bit Windows 8 running the same 1.4.15 version.
I was able to get a connection with 1.3.8, although I wasn't able to swap between the two screens (this was likely user error since I haven't used 1.3.8 much).
morning all. ssd died, so re-installing everything. day 4! new synergy installed, client connects then disconnects, trying to reg the dll causes the same issue reported here on the client (windows xp sp3, very old desktop, my "multi-mon" with synergy and hipponvnc and patched concurrent remote desktop service)
alas, no synergy. downgrading until solved. many thanks
Same problem as well on Vista 32 bit (1.4.15), XP SP3 32 bit (1.4.12) and Win 7 SP1 64 bit (1.4.15). Worked up until the time I upgraded Vista to 1.4.15 32 bit. Same error ERROR: cannot read configuration "C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Local/Temp/qt_temp.Hp3064": read error: line 30: duplicate screen name "My-Laptop" synergys.exe: no configuration available ERROR: failed to launch, error: process immediately stopped I am going to try downgrading back to 1.4.13 and checking if that corrects it. ALSO no drag and drop since donating.
Note: I don't think this is a real duplicate of: http://synergy-foss.org/spit/issues/details/3785/ - at least from a functional standpoint: it sounds like the issue is non-fatal in a Win7 environment, but for WinXP - the program will not function at all.
I get the same error here, have to downgrade to 1.4.12 on windows xp 32bit for it to work. Windows 7 64bit works fine on the new version.
Same experience here upgrading to 1.4.15 with XP SP3 environ.
Lack of fix after all this time suggests that the update channel is not ready for prime time.
Good thing that there are alternatives.
1.4.15 funktioniert auf meinen 2 PC mit XP SP3 nicht, bekomme die oben beschriebene Fehlermeldung. 1.4.12 läuft. Synergy funktioniert aber nur, wenn der Server-PC mit Adminbenutzerkonto läuft, ist das normal ?
winxp, same issue.
failed to load shell library, synwinxt.dll is missing or invalid
32bit, Winxp Pro +SP3, English, 1.4.15
If downgrade to 1.4.12, everything is ok to connect to win7.
This would figure, I waited until a full software cycle had evolved until I donated, then I donate, and now I don't have what I donated for. Please get this fixed. I can't install the 15 version, I can't get it working after uninstalling and re-installing 16, please don't make me feel like more of an ass than I already feel, and get this fixed quickly. The update has effectively killed my desktop setup.
I solved this by just uninstalling Synergy and removing the directory it was installed (you might have to restart after uninstalling to delete synwinxt.dll). Then I installed the new version on my devices and it worked flawlessly.
That seems to work (Vista64). I deleted the files in the directory. I could not delete synwinxt.dll until after I logged out and logged in again (faster that restarting). After that I could reinstall. So probably synwinxt.dll is not deleted during uninstall, possibly because it is not closed properly.