Has anyone else seen this error? We installed Orcad V16.3, including the hotfix, yesterday, and it was working just fine. I came in today and tried to launchOrcad Capture CIS, I get the following error window:
This application has failed to start because cdn_sfl401as.dll was not found. Re-Installing the application may fix this problem. I don't want to re-install every day!! Any ideas out there?
Just now, I got OrCad to start working by causing the path to be reloaded....without changing the path at all!
Here's what I did:
Right Click My Computer -> Properties -> Advanced -> Environment Variables (select PATH from User variables section) Click EditClick OK without changing anything -> OK -> OK
Right Click My Computer -> Properties -> Advanced -> Environment Variables
(select PATH from User variables section)
Click OK without changing anything -> OK -> OK
Is this problem occuring because the OrCad development team is relying on an environment variable based system and that this system is unstable in Windows? The use of environment variables is fundamental to Unix and Linux, but doesn't seem to be mainstream for Microsoft. Software originally written for Unix/Linux and later ported to Windows seems to end up using this Windows feature more.