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mcf71.dll

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  1. tacktoday

    tacktoday Thread Starter

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    ok kids, I tried to open a file on data/graphics CD. It told me I was missing a mcf71.dll file.

    I found it on the web, downloaded it, but have no idea where to put it???

    HELP!!!!!:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  2. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Assuming you are running Windows XP from a "C" drive, copy it into the C:\Windows\system32 folder.
     
  3. tacktoday

    tacktoday Thread Starter

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    Frank,
    I like that idea, however, it is still in "download" format. Meaning I cannot download it as it simply doesn't open. I still have it in the little window called downloads and so it asks me what to open it with? I don't have a clue.

    HELP!:confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  4. Elvandil

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    You don't ever open a dll. Save it to your desktop, copy or move it to System32, and then go to Start > Run, and type:

    regsvr32 mfc71.dll

    to "register" the dll.
     
  5. tacktoday

    tacktoday Thread Starter

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    if it is in a download window, I how do I save it to the 32 file? It asks me what I want to open it with? What do I want to open it with??? I just don't get it/

    Please reply fasT!:confused:
     
  6. Elvandil

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    Close that window and try again. Right-click the download link and choose "Save Target As..." to see if that works better. There should be an option to save as well as one to open.

    Post the link if you are still having trouble.
     
  7. tacktoday

    tacktoday Thread Starter

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    there are only 2 options, open or remove to the download window. If I say open, it says with what or use a program from the internet or cancel.

    Do I find another of the same download and download to the right place to start??? I downloaded this one from Microsoft.

    Ok, back to you??:confused:
     
  8. tacktoday

    tacktoday Thread Starter

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    This application has failed to start because MFC71.DLL was not found. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.

    I understand that to mean the dll file is corrupt and needs to be reinstalled on the hard drive right??

    who can help me? I give up for the evening, but let me know if there is anyone who has an answer.
    :( :(
     
  9. Elvandil

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    Yes. But the file needs to be downloaded to your drive and not opened by anything. Does this happen with all your downloads? Are you unable to specify where you want the file to go?
     
  10. tacktoday

    tacktoday Thread Starter

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    yesterday, I tried to download the .dll file 2x. Ok, so I finally found the first file after I had posted my last message. I stuck it in its intirty into the system 32 folder. Program still wouldn't load, then I copied it and stuck it into the system 32 file. Same problem.

    On the other hand the 2nd time, it was just stuck in the download file. It would not save anywhere, I mean anywhere. You are supposed to click to open and of course a .dll file isn't to be opened but its a choice of open or cancel. So.... what do I do. do I try to load it a 2nd time.

    Let me know please.
     
  11. Elvandil

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    Did the file you placed in the system32 folder have a dll ending?

    Did you register the dll after putting it there?
     
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