Help Setting up Allegro

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    I just downloaded, and installed the Allegro pack. Put all the include and library files in their place. I tryed compiling some code and everything compiles correctly, but when I go to run it, it says
    'This app failed to start because the alleg40.dll was not found. Try reinstalling to fix the problem' I dont know where the .dll is at, and where do i put, somone said put it in system32. I have no clue where thats at. Tell me how to find it using windows explorer.
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    C:\WINNT\System32 is where you'll find it if you're on Windows XP...


    EDIT: Unless, of course, your hard drive isn't C:

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    I got it now. WHEW! That was tough. I went into Run and found the system32 folder that way, and used search to find the alleg40.dll, finally I got something to work like this. I had a hell of time getting graphic stuff like this to work. Thanks for the help anyway.
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    What did you do with the alleg40.dll when you found it? When I ran make to compile allegro, I got an error for alleg42.dll, what version of Allegro did you install? Can you give me a site that has code I can run to test allegro? I havent found a tutorial I like yet.

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    You need to put alleg40.dll in the windows/system32 folder

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    You can use the 'GetSystemDir()' Win32API function to know the real system directory.

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