Why won't my OpenGL work?

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    Why won't my OpenGL work?

    EVERY time that I try to use openGL in any of my programs I get a error message like.
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    can not load dynamic link System Error:A device attached to the sytem is not functioning
    Someone please help I can move into more advanced programming if it doesnt work. It isnt because my programs dont work either I downloaded openGL samples and they wouldnt work. but all the Direct3D samples worked fine. WEll Thanks in advance.

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    Just a guess, but maybe your graphics card doesn't support OpenGL but does support Direct3D??
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    Have you tryed to compile an example from NeHe : http://nehe.gamedev.net/?
    And can you run other OpenGL programs / games?
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    Ok here is the Exact message i get whenever I run ANY openGL program. and I am pretty sure I support OpenGL because I have a Geforce 5500 FX OC. Anyways here is the message.
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    The OPENGL32.DLL file is linked to missing export KERNEL32.DLL:IsWow64Process.
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    C/:(filepath)
    A device attached to the system is not functioning
    I should support OpenGL, (as far as I knew all new video cards supported it. If not this sucks cuzz it cost me 150$. well anyways hopefully someone knows what is wrong.

    EDIT: I just checked NVIDIA it says FULLY professional compliance with openGL 1.5 API
    Last edited by Raigne; 11-25-2005 at 01:36 PM.

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    Did you download the patches for it?
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    Yep, it still gives me the same messages

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    Are you running an oldish OS? Try updating your graphics card drivers and try to find new versions of those 2 .dll files.

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    Yea I am running Windows ME, but I have a feeling It is about to stop working, all of my system files are deleted each other, I am gonna by a alienware computer and have it by january or febuary, to bad tho I really liked this computer. Yea but this comp is 5 years old come christmas. It is expected to stop working. Well I unistalled my graphic card and removed it. I am just gunna sell it to my cousin. Since my new comp will come with one. My memory isnt working right any more either I have 256 MB RAM and the computer only reads 196 of it. SO I figure my motherboard and processor just doesnt work at all anymore. Comp tech last year told me my harddrive was going out as well. Thanks for all the help guys but I am giving up on this computer.

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