Whenever you use Oracle library, you may encounter the dreaded ‘oci.dll could not be loaded’ error. This issue primarily occurs when users attempt to establish a connection between Oracle and an application. This article aims to provide a step-by-step guide on how to fix the oci.dll error.
Check whether the problem occurs on all of your computers or it’s just a single machine. If it’s a single machine, there is probably something wrong with the oci.dll file stored on the machine.
To check if the oci.dll file is the root cause, click the Start button and type “Cmd” in the search bar. When the Command Prompt window pops up, type in “regsvr32 “C:\path\oci.dll” and press ‘OK’. Then, check if the problem is solved.
Sometimes, the file may be damaged or deleted due to a virus attack or an anti-virus program. To fix this, download an updated version from Oracle's Support Website and replace it on the system.
It can also be caused due to the mismatch between the program you’re trying to use and the version of oci.dll. To fix this issue, try installing the same version of oci.dll as the software you're using.
If the steps mentioned above have proven to be unsuccessful, the problem might lie in the registry. To fix registry issues, use a reliable registry repair tool to clean your registry. It will automatically fix the registry errors and install the appropriate version of oci.dll.
Q1: What is oci.dll?
oci.dll is an Oracle software library file responsible for establishing a connection between Oracle and applications that use it.
Q2: What is causing 'oci.dll Could Not Be Loaded' error?
oci.dll could not be loaded error occurs when you try to establish a connection between Oracle and an application. It generally happens due to mismatched version of the program and DLL, virus attacks, missing DLL file and corrupted registry.
Q3: What should I do if I get 'oci.dll Could Not Be Loaded' error?
A3: To fix 'oci.dll Could Not Be Loaded' error, you need to check the version of oci.dll and the program you’re trying to use, download and replace an updated version, clean your registry or try restoring oci.dll file from the Recycle bin.
Q4: How to install an updated version of
A4: To install an updated version of
oci.dll, you can download it from Oracle's Support Website and replace the damaged/missing
oci.dll file on the system. Alternatively, you can try restoring the file from the Recycle bin.
Q5: What is the best way to fix registry errors?
A5: The best and most secure way to fix registry errors is to use a reliable registry repair tool. This tool will not only clean registry issues, but also install the appropriate version of
oci.dll on the system.