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"msvcrt40.dll expects a newer version of windows"

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#1 Sylveon Fetish

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 03:10 PM

I am having issues running several programs and System Information on my Windows 98 machine


These programs were designed for Windows 98 like Sim City 2000 Network Edition, but this error message comes up every time:


" The C:\Windows\system\msvcrt40.dll expects a newer version of windows. Upgrade your windows version."


And then another error message


"A device attached to the system is not functioning"


I Googled the error message and ONLY one single result showed up. It was somebody else running Windows 98 as well. But his had no replies whatsoever.


I tried reinstalling Windows 98 over my existing Windows 98 but the problem persists. It is as if setup did not even replace that file with the factory version.


How do I fix this?

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#2 Despistado


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 02:59 PM

I assume the file is newer than it should be.

You could extract the original file from the Windows 98 CD and then replace the one on your system in DOS.

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