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Solved: Civilization 4, getting MSVCP71.dll error

Discussion in 'Games' started by Pats1stdown, Nov 12, 2008.

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  1. Pats1stdown

    Pats1stdown Thread Starter

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    PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I bought Civilization 4 from direct2drive in 2006. And Im getting the message "can't find MSVCP71.dll is missing. I have re-installed it and still get the same problem. I have MS Visual C++ 2005 Redistriutable and I think that put MSVCR71.dll in C:\windows\system. I rebooted anmd still getting the same problem.

    Can anyone help me with this. Its driving me nuts. I have been and read alot of forums and nothing seems to be working.!!!!!!:mad:
     
  2. Tanis

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    If I remember right that particular dll should live in the System32 folder and your not the only person to come across this problem with Civ4.

    I had to research this one a while back for a friend of mine and the solution I used was to download the file itself from:

    http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?msvcp71

    stick it in your System32 folder then go to your command prompt and type:

    regsvr32 "c:\windows\System32\msvcp71.dll"
     
  3. Pats1stdown

    Pats1stdown Thread Starter

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    I downloaded the msvcp71.dll and placed it into System32. After I went to the command prompt and typed what you told me. I got this message. C:\regsvr32' is not recognized as an interal or external command, operable program or bath file.
    The message I'm getting is that MSVCR71.dll file is missing.
     
  4. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    used the run box instead.

    Start > Run> type
    regsvr32 "c:\windows\System32\msvcp71.dll"


    if it happens again, remove the quotation marks.
     
  5. Pats1stdown

    Pats1stdown Thread Starter

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    Ok did that and this is the message i get when I go that: Loadlibrary("c:\windows\System32\msvcp71.dll")failed- The specified module could not be found
     
  6. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    and that file is indeed in windows\system32 folder?
     
  7. Pats1stdown

    Pats1stdown Thread Starter

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    Instead of putting in the file msvcp71.dll it was missing the msvcr71.dll file and did the same thing regvsr c:\windows\system32\msvcr71.dll and worked ..Thanks guys..
     
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