Port access, cmplib32 error

Sorry if this is a FAQ, but I'm posting on behalf of a friend
who doesn't have netnews access.  Two questions: (1) Does
Delphi 2 support access to the i/o ports, and (2) is there a
work-around for when your copy of Delphi 2 generates a
cmplib32.dcl load error on start-up ?

Many thanks in advance.

Pete Trevellick
Inorganic Chemistry, Oxford