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"Reports Builder has stopped working" Message when Attempting to Invoke Reports Builder on New 11g Install and REP-0001 / "Message 16200 not found" when Attempting to Start Standalone Reports Server (Doc ID 1563452.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Reports Developer - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to start Reports Builder, the following error occurs:


Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: rwbuilder.exe
Application Version:
Fault Module Name: CA.dll


When attempting to start any standalone Reports Server, the following error occurs:

Message 16200 not found; No message file for product=rw, facility=rw
REP-0001: Unable to find the report builder message file.

Please verify your installation.

For example:

This gives error:

The "Reports Builder message files" do exist and can be read in %ORACLE_HOME%\reports\mesg directory.

The problem happens only on Windows. It does not occur on UNIX/Linux.


This is a new installation of FMW 11gR1 or 11gR2 on Windows.


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