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Archived: Lvdaq File Missing When Loading LabVIEW Executable

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Note: This page is about NI-DAQ also known as Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy). NI-DAQmx replaced Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) in 2003. NI strongly recommends using NI-DAQmx for new designs and migrating existing Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) applications to NI-DAQmx. Please review the Getting Started with NI-DAQmx guide for more information on migration.


Primary Software:
Primary Software Version: 6.1
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: N/A

Problem:
When I try loading an executable onto a Windows computer without LabVIEW, but with NI-DAQ installed, I get an error message saying that the program cannot find the lvdaq file.

Where is this file and how do I install it?

Solution:
Modify the Traditional NI-DAQ Software.

You need to make sure you include the LabVIEW support when installing NI-DAQ. Since you already have NI-DAQ installed, you can modify the installation through the Start»Settings»Control Panel. Select Add/Remove Programs utility found in the Control Panel. Select the Nationals Instruments Software within the Change or Remove Programs window, and select Change/Remove button. This will open up the NI-DAQ Installation Maintenance window.



Select Traditional NI-DAQ x.x.x, then Modify



In the National Instruments window, expand Data Acquisition»Traditonal NI-DAQ x.x.x (Legacy)» LabVIEW Support»Examples and select Will be installed on local hardrive. This will change the icon to a gray box. Select Next» to install the LabVIEW support.



Now you will be able to link to the lvdaq file, which should be located in the \LabVIEW x.x\vi.lib\daq folder.

Related Links:
KnowledgeBase 3V08FFIZ: Why Do I Get "Error Loading \LabVIEW x.x\vi.lib\daq\lvdaq.dll. A Dynamic Link Library (DLL) Initialization Routine Failed."

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Report Date: 12/20/2002
Last Updated: 12/16/2010
Document ID: 2SJD8OOK

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