Wednesday, June 3, 2009

dynamic link library LIBEAY32.dll. ERROR!

After running Oracle SQL Developer, I would always get this error message:
What I did to get rid of it was to remove the LIBEAY32.dll file from the system32 folder. It seems that Oracle SQL Developer should've been looking for this .dll in another place; not in the system32 folder. At any rate, problem solved!
Michael Adkins


  1. Where did you put it?

    1. Anonymous, I didn't put it anywhere. After the Oracle SQL Developer install, the .dll file is added somewhere in its file system. What was happening is the system had two of the same .dlls; in which the system got confused as to which one to use. Once I removed the .dll from the system32 folder, Oracle SQL Developer used the .dll from its own installation. Don't forget to make a backup of your .dll before removing it. I hope this helps.

  2. I tried renaming the dll (same as deleting) in "C:\Windows\SysWOW64", Sql Developer froze during startup.

    So I searched for other LIBEAY32.dll on my computer, found newer versions in eclipse subversion plugin folders, put that in SysWOW64, Sqldeveloper starts up and works fine.