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Monty King
Monty King
2,712 Points

Kernell.32 error installing MySQL on windows vista 32 with service packs installed.

Hello, Due to financial constraints (and not wanting to do my development on my laptop) I still am using Vista 32. I completed all steps in the Installing Ruby on Rails until I got to the apply server configuration screen for start server and received an error.

the procedure entry point TryACquireSRWLockExclusive could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.DLL

although the connector/ODBC 5.3.4 installed with no problem, unlike in the video.

Any help for me with starting the server? Generally I don't have a lot of problems with things like this, despite it being Vista, with the exception of MS products which they always want the most current copy.

3 Answers

jason chan
jason chan
31,008 Points

Actually install virtual machine virtual box, download ubuntu iso. Install ubuntu. Then install the stack through ubuntu but the commands are the same for the mac to ubuntu. Through terminal I mean. mac/ubuntu share the same commands.

windows stacks:


Try installing this guy!


last resort web browser vm workspace:


Make sure you windows is up to date also. Plus your registry has to be in tact. If it isn't your gonna have to do fresh install.

If all else fails below: I recommend windows 7 or xp. You can also virtual machine those operating systems.

Anyways good luck. Ruby on rails is known to be tough install on windows.

Monty King
Monty King
2,712 Points

I have been unable to run Virtual Box on this machine. Even though the processor shows virtualization extensions, it seems to be disabled in the bios by Dell. I'm digging through google, it seems this problem relates to old updates putting out of date .dll files in the system, even though the package is maybe uninstalled, the .dll's remain.

I appreciate the effort, and I'll peruse the other suggestions. Not really an Ubuntu fan (its ok, but I prefer my Linux a lot less commercialized and more specialized). I'm looking forward to the new Fedora 23.

Monty King
Monty King
2,712 Points

i was going to install xampp, but there are 3 different versions. Any chance you have a recomendation?