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SDLTrados 2007 (8.02.835)+Vista: problems with SDLX
Thread poster: betelgeuse
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Feb 10, 2009

I've installed SDL Trados 2007 on my new desktop computer (with Vista). Trados Workbench & TagEditor work perfectly but I can't use SDLX. When I try to launch it, I have the following error message (in French) :

Erreur d'exécution 53
Fichier introuvable: s42ext.dll (Unable to find s42ext.dll).

I don't understand because the file exists in SDLX carpet.
Has anyone experienced the same problem or has any idea about it?

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2009-02-10 19:28 GMT]

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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
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Which Vista version? Feb 11, 2009

Hi there,
which Vista version are you using? 32 or 64bit? Please note that Trados is designed to run under Vista 32 only.

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Try this... Feb 11, 2009


This could be a problem with User Account Control preventing SDLX from running properly. I would recommend you turn off User Account Control and then reinstall SDL Trados 2007.

Please follow these instructions to turn off UAC:

1. Go to Start > Control Panel > User Accounts
2. Select the "Turn User Account Control on or off" option
3. Un-tick the option "Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer"
4. Select OK to save all changes.

You will need to restart your computer. Once is has rebooted, please reinstall SDL Trados 2007.

I hope this helps.

Many Thanks,

Gareth Powell
SDL Support Team

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Thank you! Problem solved! Feb 11, 2009

Thank you Stanislav for your answer (I should have mentioned I use a 32bit version).
And thank you very much Gareth, everything's fine now!

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Same problem with Windows XP Mar 31, 2009


I encounter exactly the same problem but I have Windows XP, not Vista.

Could you please help me?


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