Change the Library Search Order (Windows 2000/XP)

This setting controls the order in which directories are searched for DLL (Dynamic Link Library) files. This may be useful to ensure that a local DLL is used when a program is being run over a network or to resolve issues where incompatible system DLL files are being loaded first.

1.Open your registry and find or create the key below.

2.Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "SafeDllSearchMode" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Note : Service pack 3 (SP3) or greater should be installed when using with Windows 2000.

Registry Settings
System Key : [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM \CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager]
Value Name : SafeDllSearchMode
Data Type : REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data : (1 = search System and Windows directories first,
0 = search current directory first)

Disclaimer : Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.