System Error 998 Trying to Create a DSN With Instant Client Install (Doc ID 281743.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle ODBC Driver - Version 10.1.0.5 and later
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
**Checked for relevance on 18-Nov-2013***


Symptoms

Trying to create an ODBC DSN after installing Instant Client results in the following errors after selecting the Oracle ODBC Driver:


"The setup routines for the could not be loaded due to system error code 998."

followed by

"Could not load the setup or translator library"

Cause

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