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Solved: Windows Problem... missing MSVCR71.DLL

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by GeorgeRouse, Jul 26, 2006.

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  1. GeorgeRouse

    GeorgeRouse Thread Starter

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    Hey,

    Whenever I start Windows 98, it loads up ok but always has the error message : Can not locate MSVCR71.DLL..
    How do I resolve this?? I am trying to sell the computer and get it running as new. Can anyone suggest what I should do? I have gone to add/remove programs and gotten rid off all the ones that were not there originally but is there anything else I can do??

    Thanks for reading this..
    George:)
     
  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor

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    Hi if you have the original install CD..using system file checker you can reinstall dll file.
    Start>run>type..sfc>enter.
    Or download dll file from
    http://www.5starsupport.com/info/dll.htm
    Install in c:\windows\system.
    Not sure why you "have gone to add-remove program and gotton rid off all the ones that were not there originally"
     
  3. GeorgeRouse

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    I wanted the computer to be totally clean for when I sell it. So that there are no programs there that I was using e.g. dbPower amp music convertor.

    I have copied the .dll file to the system folder and that didn't work...
     
  4. blues_harp28

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    Hi you may have to rename Msvcr71 dll
    Close all programs>start Windows Explorer>scroll down to c:\ windows folder.
    Locate Msvcr71.dll
    Right click>Msvcr71.dll>Rename...Msvcr71..old
    Copy new Msvcr71 dll into c:\ windows\system
    Reboot.
    Also you nay need to register the dll file.
    start>run>type..regsvr32 msvcr71.dll >enter.
     
  5. GeorgeRouse

    GeorgeRouse Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the help, its all fixed now!
     
  6. free_hai

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    Hi Guys,

    The above Solution is working good.. Thanks for this information

    Regards,
    free_hai
     
  7. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor

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    Hi free_hai and welcome to TSG. :)
     
  8. Mystical28

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    Good day,

    MSVCR71.dll is missing on my computer, I tried to install a computer game and it comes up with the error message for MSVCR71.dll. I googled it and came across your post and I went to the link; http://www.5starsupport.com/info/dll.htm because I do not have my windows software available. I looked under the M section and found MSVCR70.dll but didn't find ...71.dll

    I am grateful for the link though, now I have a place to go if needed.

    Misty
     
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