Error 1918 Error installing ODBC driver

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Hi Pro,

I am hardware person; I did this installation many times. But I never faced this kind of error in the past. That was all smooth, easy and error free. The Oracle Database installer throws an error, most of the things I don’t understand. Overall I came to the conclusion it is missing some dll files, you can see it image 1, I tried to ignore the error and continue but then another error pops up. Sqoras32.dll failed to load, howI load this dll;you can see this in image 2. The third image tell u everything, I stopped the installation. Really I need a help from professional. Your help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Error :

Installer information

Error 1918.Error installing ODBC driver. Oracle in instantclient10_2.ODBC error 13: The setup routines for the Oracle in instantclient 10_2 ODBC driver could not be loaded due to system error code 126: The specified module could not be found. (C:oracleinstantclient_10_32sqoras32.dll). Verify that the file Oracle in instantclient10_2 exists and that you can access it.


The module “sqoras32.dll” failed to load.

Make sure the binary is stored at the specified path or debug it to check for problems with the binary or dependent .DLL files.

The specified module could not be found.

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Module C:WindowsSysW0W64IMACTX80.ocx failed to register. HRESULT-2147024770.Conatc your support personnel.

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Error 1918 Error installing ODBC driver


I’m not sure what happened but I think the Oracle Database installer you have is incomplete or is missing some DLL files in it. If any of the DLL files are missing or maybe one of the DLL files got missing, the installation will fail and that’s what happened to you.

The “sqoras32.dll” file is missing from the installation package. The missing DLL file supposedly is included in the ODBC Instant Client package. Maybe you downloaded the installer from somewhere else and not from Oracle’s home page. To fix your problem, visit Instant Client Downloads for Microsoft Windows and download the Basic Instant Client and the ODBC Instant Client packages.

Once both ZIP files have been downloaded, the two packages must be extracted on the same folder like for example “C:OracleInstantClient”. The ODBC Instant Client package should contain the following files:

  • sqora32.dll – the driver DLL
  • sqoras32.dll – the driver setup DLL
  • sqresus.dll – the resource DLL
  • sqresja.dll – the Japanese resource DLL
  • ODBCRelnotesUS.htm – displays the release notes
  • ODBCRelnotesJA.htm – the release notes in Japanese
  • sqora.chm – the help file
  • sqoraja.chm – Japanese version of the help file
  • odbc_install.bat – the install script for the ODBC Instant Client
  • odbc_mk_instreg.exe – this creates the installation registry file which is then called by odbc_install.bat
  • odbc_uninstall.bat – the uninstall script of the ODBC Instant Client
  • odbc_mk_uninstreg.exe – this creates the uninstall registry file which will then be called by odbc_uninstall.bat

You need to deploy first the Basic Instant Client before you run the install script for the ODBC. When installing the ODBC Instant Client, just run the “odbc_install.bat” file. For additional information, do visit ODBC Instant Client.

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