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“PDT Application Programming…Failed to initialize RAPI communications library” – BACKTRACK Error Message

Summary

This article explains the BACKTRACK error message “PDT Application Programming…Failed to initialize RAPI communications library” and details how to fix the underlying problem that caused it to appear.

The most likely cause for this error is that the PDT is not properly setup to communicate with the computer.

Explanation

The most likely cause for this error is that the PDT is not properly setup to communicate with the computer.  Windows Mobile Device Center is at the center of this issue.

Solution

Follow the instructions on how to setup PDT to work with BACKTRACK.  Closing and reopening the software seems to work as a short term solution.

Additional Comments

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Error message first seen: Windows 8.1 with Windows Mobile 6.5 (Motorola 95XX) running BACKTRACK v2012.0.3

Updated on July 31, 2017

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