Sorry for the delay in my reply, -I have been waiting for the digest to get mailed out (still waiting),
so that I could get your email addresses, and copy you directly on the reply.

Thanks Werner and Daniel for your help.
Eliminating those 2 DLLs did the trick, but I don't understand why.
Typically, not including DLLs would cause a problem ;-)

On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 6:07 PM, Tony Cappellini <> wrote:

I hate to beat a dead horse, but it appears that this issue has surfaced again.
"MemoryLoadLibrary failed during win32file.pyd"

Googling for that text shows references to Python 2.5 and Pywin32 Build 212/213,
but nothing newer than that. I don't know what the final outcome of this issue is.

I'm building a Python exe on Windows 7  Pro, 32-bit, using Python 2.7.6,
PyWin32 Build 218, and Py2exe

I've run the vcredist_x86.exe on the target system, where the program build with Py2exe
is installed.
was created before Windows 7. Do I need a different version of the VC redistributable for use on Windows 7?

I sure could use some help with this.

From the google results, it sure seems as though this issue was put to bed years ago, but I'm running into it now.