procedure entry not found?

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QuietChick

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I am running Windows XP Ver 5.1.2600 (I think) and keep getting the error message "The procedure entry point strcat_s could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll."

I've been told to use the startup disk and press the R for recovery but nothing works when I press the R. I can open the task manager and actually pull up files but I can't save them or do anything with them.

I can only open task manager and can open files by going to new task, browse and find what I need. However, I can't save anything to a drive or do anything with the files other than view them.

Any other ideas how I can get my old computer running again so I can retrieve some of my files?
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Hi,

Did you tried the command sfc /scannow. Open a console an type sfc /scannow. Usually, you will need the Windows XP CD to repair the files.

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I do have the original XP disk. However, the one have says it's home edition and the computer is telling me I have Media Center Edition. I'm not sure how that happened. I'm not real good with fixing computers and knowing what to do at commands.

I started it in safe mode with command prompt and typed in the sfc / scannow and all it did was tell me what it does. I'm so confused. I just keep restarting the computer and trying different things and this just isn't working. Should I put the original version on my XP back in and keep trying with that? I don't know why it won't let me do a system recovery by typing the R. This seems to fix the problem for everyone else who has this problem.
 
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