Kernel Error: Failed to start - ImportError: DLL load failed while importing win32api

I did a decent amount of searching before posting, and I can’t seem to find anyone with the same exact problem, or at least a similar problem with a solution that works for me.

My Kernel is failing to start. I’m getting this error:
ImportError: DLL load failed while importing win32api: %1 is not a valid Win32 application.

These are all of my version numbers:
jupyter core : 4.6.3
jupyter-notebook : 6.0.3
qtconsole : 4.7.3
ipython : 7.14.0
ipykernel : 5.2.1
jupyter client : 6.1.3
jupyter lab : 2.1.1
nbconvert : 5.6.1
ipywidgets : 7.5.1
nbformat : 5.0.6
traitlets : 4.3.3

And Python 3.8.2.

I’m on windows 10, and have try running Jupyter Notebook from cmd, and also the powershell in VS Code with the same results.

Thank you

@jroo I am also facing the same issue. Did you get it solved?

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Try and reinstall pywin32

Worked for me

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hey I get the same error but installing pywin32 does not works for me , any other suggestions regarding the same!!

a pro tip , and thanks i’m able to resolve this as , just by uninstalling pywin32 and install again!!!

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@Sabarish_S nope. Nothing I see online resolves this issue.

I’m just now returning to it and trying to fix it again with no results.

This worked you just have to reinstall pywin32