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loadlibrary failed with error 87
« on: February 11, 2018, 06:50:34 PM »
when I start mach3 I get loadlibrary failed with error 87 I am running windows 10 64 bit
Re: loadlibrary failed with error 87
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 10:42:38 PM »
Hi,
Windows 10, so I assume you must have an external motion controller. What one?

Craig
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Re: loadlibrary failed with error 87
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 11:01:07 PM »
I downloaded mach3 and it will not load never used it yet , get that error
Re: loadlibrary failed with error 87
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 12:30:58 AM »
Hi,
do you have an external motion controller?

Craig
My wife left with my best friend...
     and I miss him!
Re: loadlibrary failed with error 87
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 05:50:29 AM »
Hi,
the reason I ask about a motion controller is that with Windows10, in fact any 64 bit OS, you will need an external motion controller to control a machine.
While you can download either Mach3 or Mach4 or both for free and use them in Demo mode for as long as you like if you want to control a machine then
you'll have to buy an external controller.

You could buy cheap Chinese or get a Chinese knock-off of a decent controller or buy a decent one from the start. A simple but decent external controller like a UC100
(and I'm not talking one of the Chinese knock-offs that you get off Ebay) is $120. One with two or three 'ports' worth of IO are about $180-$250. A flash one like Hicon
is about $600

You could use a parallel port, free for Mach3 or $25 for Mach4 but it MUST be a 32bit OS Windows7 or earlier.

I'm not sure what your 'loadlibrary failed with error 87' is all about. May I suggest downloading a fresh copy of Mach3 and try again. Note that when you install Mach3
DONT TRY TO INSTALL THE PARALLEL PORT, it won't work with a 64 bit OS. You might try to download and install Mach4. It will install without problem but it doesn't
have a parallel port to install and because you have a 64 bit OS it wouldn't work anyway. Mach4 has a Sim(ulator) plugin which allows you to play with the program,
you won't be able to control a machine of course, its a Sim(ulator)!

Craig
My wife left with my best friend...
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Re: loadlibrary failed with error 87
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 07:50:07 PM »
ya it my computer I guess going to try a windows 7 laptop I have
Re: loadlibrary failed with error 87
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 09:29:08 PM »
Hi,
laptops are a 'hit and miss' proposition for parallel port use.

I had used for some years a parallel port before buying an ESS, highly recommended, much smoother and very much
less prone to problems and you can use just about any PC you please.

Craig
My wife left with my best friend...
     and I miss him!