Posted on 1997-06-10
When Delphi is first installed on my machine everything runs smoothly. When I Install a new component on the VCL there are no problems, until:
Without warning a component refuses to install for no apparent reason and I am given the explanation by Delphi:
Fatal Error: C:\program files\borland\delphi2.0\bin\cmplib32.dpr(79): File not found: 'WinTypes.pas'.
After this event has occured, just about any subsequent attempt to install a component results in the same problem, even those that have successfully installed on previous Delphi Instalations. The only solution I have found to this problem is to uninstall Delphi and then reinstall it and all my components. This is VERY boring and time consuming.
My question is: Is this a known bug? What is 'WinTypes.pas' and why does it never seem to exist on my machine, yet appears in uses clauses? and most importantly
Is there a better fix, or do I have to keep reinstalling Delphi?
Help Me Please, Socrates.