Provider not found


  • This software is rather old

    GolfRules.exe By The Rules CD software released through US Golf Asso

    Upon boot up (+ other options), a famous golf course photo appears with another rule of golf cited & explained.

    This is installed on both my desktop & laptop, both WinXPpro 32 SP3

    However, the laptop keeps on ticking (it works fine)

    but the desktop must have taken a licking, as now any attempt to run GolfRules.exe is met with "Provider not found" It may not be properly installed.

    Uninstall everything, reboot, reinstall = failure

    MDAC reinstall + other solutions found on internet + all components found = failure

    Tried some registry tricks  = failure

    Hint:  when trying to Repair through the XP Control Panel, the last page in this process is looking for the .exe on the installation CD, same name but a slightly larger file ?!?!?!  This file cannot be found on either computer.

    Thursday, November 07, 2013 3:27 PM


  • "Provider not found" is a generic error indicating a database driver is not installed which is required by the software.  I would compare both machines and check to see if something is not installed.  It can also be caused by an ODBC connection not being defined.

    Thursday, November 07, 2013 4:01 PM