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Constant error message on XP!

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#1 trappermike


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:23 AM

I'm running XP SP3 on my computer,both are a couple years old. Recently I'm getting an error message all the time,when I start the computer it first appears when the desktop opens up,then it also appears when I click on something like a program or opening a browser. I have to click ok or x on the error message,then I can carry on.
The error message is usually titled with something - like "safari.exe" when I go to start it for example, the message itself says;
"The procedure entry point_except_handler4_common could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll."

I had a similar problem a couple years ago and some kind soul here had a fix for it.
Your help is much appreciated! :wink:

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#2 Kennyg74


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:14 AM

The procedure entry point_except_handler4_common could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll

This error is caused by a 3rd party utility or applcation overwriting your msvcrt.dll with a different version.

For example if a windows vista version of this DLL was copied on to a windows XP computer you would probably get this error.

A solution to this problem can be found in Microsofts KB

If the problem appears after installing or upgrading the Mozilla Firefox browser to version 3.5 (or later) operating under Windows XP, the problem is due to a Windows Vista driver (dwmapi.dll) installed in a Windows XP OS at folder system32 by mistake (faulty install program).

Delete that dwmapi.dll file to fix the problem.

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