# DBX Error: Driver could not be properly initialized.

Hi, I'm trying to use dbExpress but I'm not able to every time I try to establish a connection I get this error message:

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`Borland.Data.TDBXError: DBX Error:  Driver could not be properly initialized.  Client library may be missing, not installed properly, of the wrong version, or the driver may be missing from the system path.`

I've got this message for Firebird, Interbase, MySQL, actually for almost all of
them but DATASNAP, ODBC and MSSQL.

I've thought it would a missing DLL but I tried to copy and past all of them into the System32 (and SysWOW64) and it didn't work.

Then I tried to uninstall my Firebird x64 and install a x86 version but it also didn't work.

So I thought it would be a problem with RAD STUDIO XE and tried to install XE2 to see if it would work, and as expected it didn't work also on XE2.

I tried to open the 'Database Explorer' within the XE's bin folder and I kept getting the same error message.

I'm using a Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and RAD Studio XE (and as I described earlier XE2)
Flash3001

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My bad, I had copied the same fbclient.dll (32) to the System32 and SysWOW64 and just now I realized that so I tried to copy fbclient.dll (from C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_2_5\bin) to System32 and fbclient.dll (from C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_2_5\WOW64) to SysWOW64 and it worked just fine.

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Flash3001

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Joined: Sat 10 Sep 2011 20:40

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