This is a similar problem to others I've seen on several forums, but following the steps described doesn't lead me anywhere in my case.
I am running MS Access (Office 2000 version), on a Windows 7 machine. Recently I got the Error message Error loading DLL, when I attempted to import a text file into a table. This is something I had previously done hundreds of times without a problem. Now I get this error no matter what source text I try to import.
Thus In MSAccess:
using menu File/Get External Data/Import
then selecting Files of type: Text Files (txt, asc, csv, etc) in the dialogue box following, and selecting e.g. Table.txt and clicking Import causes a box to pop up, headed Import Text Wizard, containing the message Error in Loading DLL.
In trying to work though suggested fixes, my progress seems impeded due to 1) Windows 7 is no longer supported on the MS support site; 2) my use of an older version of Access means that I don't know how I should properly form certain registry keys (based on the examples given for different versions of Windows and Access), and what DLL files need to be referenced in my case.
I have also tried re-registering the DLL's mentioned in the how-to-fix on the MS support pages.
I don't know what caused this error suddenly to happen, although I have been trying a few new software installations of various things recently.