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MSVCP71.dll was not found when trying to start software

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#1 xstarsunx


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Posted 02 October 2009 - 02:43 PM

I'm trying to install this plugin into a sound program, i followed all the instructions correctly but when i try to start it, it says "this application has failed to start because MSVCP71.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem".

i reinstalled it twice. no luck. i googled this, read that i could download MSVCP71.dll, so i did that, then put it into my system32 folder, still the same thing. i dont know what else to do! been trying for 2 hours to get this to work...any suggestions would be nice thanks!

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 03:01 PM

Hi is this XP or Vista?

I have 2 suggestions. You may have done the first.
register the dll....
Open the Command Prompt
Use CD command to navigate to where you copied the file
Type Regsvr32 msvp71.dll
Press Enter
Exit Command Prompt

Or run System File Checker.sfc /scannow... For more information on this tool see How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files

NOTE for Vista users..The command needs to be run from an elevated Command Prompt.
Click Start, type cmd into the Start/Search box,
right-click cmd.exe in the list above and select 'Run as Administrator'

You will need your operating system CD handy.

Open Windows Task Manager....by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC

Then click File.. then New Task(Run)

In the box that opens type sfc /scannow ......There is a space between c and /

Click OK
Let it run and insert the XP CD when asked.
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#3 xstarsunx

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 03:32 PM

i am on vista

i did try to register the DLL file just by typing it in Run, and it says "The module c:\windows\system32\msvcp71.dll failed to load. Make sure the binary is stored at the specified path or debug it to check for problems with the binary or dependent dll files. the specific module could not be found" which is ridiculous because i am 100% sure the dll is in my system32 folder!

the second method i cannot try because i do not have my operating system disc with me :thumbsup:

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