[fpc-devel] Fix for an annoying error

J. Gareth Moreton gareth at moreton-family.com
Tue Nov 30 21:25:31 CET 2021

Of course, I'm not fussed if the patch is rejected.  It was more of 
compensation for something that isn't always the user's fault and tended 
to block "make all".

Gareth aka. Kit

On 30/11/2021 19:01, Bart via fpc-devel wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 30, 2021 at 7:53 PM Bart <bartjunk64 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think I also discussed this on the
>> fpc-devel list, musty have been august this year, since around that
>> time I created my "unlinkcommondll" utility as a workaround.
> Indeed:
> Building trunk of today fails on Windows: Error: Invalid DLL
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\common.dll, invalid header size
> Sat, Aug 21, 11:35 PM
> fpc-devel ML
> Here's how I managed to fix it.
> ===
> Finally good news.
> In taskmanager I had to stop one process,then go to services, find
> xtu3service.exe, right-click, then "open services", find that service
> again (now called XTUOCDriverService) in the newly opened window,
> right-click, select properties, then set Startup type (? "Opstart
> type") to Disabled.
> After a reboot I was able to rename that common.dll to _common.dll,
> rebooted again.
> All this as administrator of course.
> Finally after all that I was able to build fpc for 32-bit.
> ===
> And if that does not work maybe this can help?
> Looking with Windows Explorer at the Common.dll in question:
> Productname: Intel(R) Extreme Tuning Utility
> The guide on how to remove this utility:
> https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000032459/processors/processor-utilities-and-programs.html
> That unfortunately did not work for me, hence the solution above.
> At least it may give you some clues where to start.

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