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Filed Under: General Errors   

Msvcp71.dll is a Microsoft C Runtime library and it is required to run several Microsoft and non-Microsoft applications on a Windows system.

Some of the common Msvcp71.dll-related error messages that you may receive on your system are:

"This application has failed to start because Msvcp71.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

"Msvcp71.dll is a bad windows image. Please check against your installation diskette."

Troubleshooting Msvcp71.dll Error

Discussed here are some common procedures that you can perform to get rid of Msvcp71.dll error message from displaying on Windows XP or Windows Vista computers.

1. Reinstall the application that is causing the problem.

If you are receiving the DLL error while running a program or an application, then it is quite possible that there is something wrong with the installation files of this application. In order to fix the error, first try to reinstall this application. While doing this, ensure that there is no problem with the setup files from which you are going to install the application-and if you are performing the installation from a disk, ensure that the disk is not scratched or damaged.

2. Download the DLL from the Internet or copy it from another PC with same configuration as your PC and register the file on the system:

If the error does not go away even after you have reinstalled the application causing the error, then download the DLL file from the Internet or copy it from another computer with same configuration as yours to the directory of the program that requires the file.

Note: You may also copy the file to the C”\\Windows\System32\dllcache folder.

If required, register the DLL file by performing the following steps:

  1. Open Command Prompt.
  2. Use CD command to navigate to the directory where you have copied the Msvcp71.dll.
  3. Type the following command and press Enter.
    • Regsvr32 msvcp71.dll
  4. Exit the Command Prompt window.

3. Run System File Checker (SFC)

The SFC command is used to detect and fix problems with the protected files on the Windows XP and Windows Vista computers. This command helps in initiating the Windows File Protection Service and enables you to scan all Windows protected files for their integrity and replace any problematic files that are identified.

To run the command, open the Start menu, select Run and type sfc /scannow and press Enter.

4. Update your Windows system.

DLL errors also occur due to the existence of obsolete and invalid files on the system. This is the reason why it is important for you to keep your PC updated with the latest Windows updates. These updates not only help you in enhancing the performance of your PC, but also enable you to strengthen the security of your Windows computer and prevent several computer errors.

5. Repair the registry to repair or restore the missing files.

DLL errors also occur if their entries are missing from the registry or they are corrupt or damaged. This is the reason why it is important for you to regularly scan the registry for incorrect and invalid entries and fix them. You can do this easily with the help of a reliable and efficient registry tool such as RegGenie. This tool uses advanced and complex algorithms to perform a deep scan of the registry, identify all problems and fix them. The tool also allows you to perform customized registry scans, so in the process of fixing DLL errors, you can perform a search only for incorrect DLL entries in the registry and fix them.

Additional Recommendations...

Driver Update: Many errors are related to driver problems such as obsolete, outdated or incompatible drivers. A driver update tool is recommended to scan your system for corrupted and outdated drivers and to ensure that all your drivers stay up-to-date.