Cannot find dll file mscvirt.dll, or file not found error

Question

I keep getting a notice that there is a start up error no DLL FILE FOUND.without this DLL file I can't access a lot of my progarms

DLL FILE MSVCIRT.DLL was not found ??????

Answer

This question was answered on June 30, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Here is some information that was found on the Microsoft web site regarding the missing msvcirt.dll file regarding Internet explorer and Encarta 97, but different applications can have different reasons of missing the mscvirt file It would be best if you can refer to a professional or Microsoft for help Identifying the problem is the first step in troubleshooting, which you have The information in the microsoft site was as follows:

The information in this article applies to:

Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 4.0, 4.01, 5 for Windows 95

SYMPTOMS

When you attempt to start Internet Explorer, you may receive the following error message:

A required .dll file is missing

Msvcirt.dll

CAUSE

This behavior can occur if an incompatible version of the Msvcrt40.dll file exists on your computer

To implement this part you are advised to seek professional help.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, rename the Msvcrt40.dll file located in the Windows\System folder, and then extract a new copy of the Msvcrt40.dll file from the Ie4mfc40.cab file located on your computer or your Internet Explorer CD-ROM to the Windows\System folder

For information on how to locate a file on your computer, click Start, click Help, click the Index tab, type "finding" (without quotation marks), and then double-click the "Files or folders" topic

For information about how to rename a file, click Start, click Help, click the Index tab, type "renaming" (without quotation marks), and then double- click the "Renaming files" topic

For information about using the EXTRACT command to extract a file, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

ARTICLE-ID: Q129605

TITLE : How to Extract Original Compressed Windows Files

NOTE: If you do not have the Ie4mfc40.cab file on your computer and you do not have an Internet Explorer CD-ROM, connect to following Microsoft Web site to download the Internet Explorer Setup files:

http://www.microsoft.com/ie/download

If you do not have access to the Web site, you can order Internet Explorer 4.01 on CD-ROM from Microsoft at (800) 360-7561

NOTE: You may be required to restart the computer to an MS-DOS prompt to rename the Msvcrt40.dll file if the file is in use by Windows To do so, use the following steps:

1 Restart your computer When you see the "Starting Windows 95" message,

press the F8 key, and then choose Safe Mode Command Prompt Only from

the Startup menu.

2 At the command prompt, type the following lines, and then press ENTER

after each line:

cd\windows\system

ren msvcrt40.dll msvcrt40.old

3 Restart your computer

4 Extract a new copy of the Msvcrt40.dll file from the Ie4mfc40.cab file

located on your computer or your Internet Explorer CD-ROM to the

Windows\System folder.

Additional query words: msn msnetwork

Keywords : kbenv kberrmsg msiew95

Platform : WINDOWS

Issue type : kbprb

The information in this article applies to:

Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia for Windows 1997 Standard edition

Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia for Windows 1997 Deluxe edition

SYMPTOMS

When you attempt to start Encarta Encyclopedia, you may receive the following error message:

A required .dll file is missing:

Msvcirt.dll

CAUSE

This behavior can occur if the wrong version of the Msvcrt40.dll file is installed on your computer, or if the file is damaged

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, download and install the Windows Libraries Update To do this, follow the appropriate instructions for your version of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Internet Explorer on the following Microsoft Web site:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/contents/common/mfc.htm

On the Windows Update Web site, click Product Updates, and then click Microsoft Libraries Update under Recommended Updates

For additional information about the Microsoft Libraries Update, including how to order the update on CD-ROM, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q197298 INFO: Microsoft Libraries Update: What, Where, Why

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on June 30, 1999