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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
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324762

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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