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CVIRTE.dll Missing When Launching LabWindows™/CVI Executable

Primary Software: LabWindows/CVI Development Systems>>LabWindows/CVI Full Development System
Primary Software Version: 8.0.1
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: N/A

My LabWindows/CVI application runs without errors on my development machine.  However, when I try building an executable and running it on a target machine, I receive an error that says Windows can't find the cvirte.dll or that the cvirte.dll is missing. Sometimes I receive the error executable is linked to a missing export: cvirte.dll. How do I fix this?

These errors indicate that the LabWindows/CVI Run-Time Engine is either missing on the target machine or is the incorrect version. This problem can be caused by not including the LabWindows/CVI Run-Time Engine in your distribution kit, or by having an incorrect version of the Run-Time Engine installed on the target machine.

There are two ways to resolve this error.  One way is to download and install the correct version of the LabWindows/CVI Run-Time Engine on the target machine.  This download can be found on our Software Downloads Page by searching for "LabWindows/CVI Run-Time Engine."  Make sure to download the version of the Run-Time Engine that matches the version of LabWindows/CVI you used to develop the application.
The second option is to include the Run-Time Engine in your LabWindows/CVI distribution. To do this in:
  • LabWindows/CVI 8.0 and later
    1. Select Build»Distributions»Manage Distributions
    2. In the Manage Distributions dialog box, select your distribution and then click Edit.
    3. In the Edit Installer dialog, choose the Drivers & Components tab.
    4. Check the LabWindows/CVI (Shared) Run-Time Engine option.

  • LabWindows/CVI 6.0, 7.0 or 7.1
    1. Select Build»Create Distribution Kit.
    2. In the Create Distribution Kit dialog box, choose Full Run-Time Engine for the Run-Time Engine Support option.

Related Links:
KnowledgeBase 3T2ENHHY: Receiving Procedure Entry Point Error in CVIRTE.dll with LabWindows/CVI
KnowledgeBase 2FI9N1M9: Copying a Release Executable in LabWindows/CVI to a Different Computer


Report Date: 08/10/2001
Last Updated: 03/26/2017
Document ID: 2C99GCUJ

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