Autodesk: When Starting Software, you receive “acad.exe Entry point not found”

January 14, 2022 Jeff Arbogast

Issue:

Autodesk: When Starting Software, you receive “acad.exe Entry point not found”.

Acad.exe entry point not found.

The procedure entry point <Entry Point Failure Code> could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 20XX\<file>.dll.

 

Most common DLL’s with issue in regards to this error.

  • acbol.dll
  • acdb16.dll

AcGe16.dll

Causes:

  • Wrong Version of the DLL.
  • DLL was copied to the wrong location.
  • Conflict with the version of either Windows Update or .net update.

Solution:

  • Uninstall the Object Enabler.
  • Search for DLL and delete or rename copies.
  • Clean uninstall use the Microsoft MS FIx-it Tool. This will uninstall and correct the registry.

Clean uninstall Guide

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/search-result/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Clean-uninstall.html

MS Fix-it Uninstall Utility from Microsoft

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/fix-problems-that-block-programs-from-being-installed-or-removed-cca7d1b6-65a9-3d98-426b-e9f927e1eb4d

 

About the Author

Jeff Arbogast

Manufacturing Solution Center Team Lead<br><br>Jeff is responsible for manufacturing Technical Support for both internal staff and customers. In addition to the daily activities of the support center, he helps write for the National Support Center blog, and has written online classes for the IMAGINiT training on demand site.

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