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Need to reinstall MSVCRT.DLL but its in use by Windows

Need to reinstall MSVCRT.DLL but its in use by Windows

(OP)
Please help!
I'm getting the following warning message when I launch most applications (MathCAD, IE5, AutoCAD, etc)

"The procedure entry point ??_U@YAPAXI@Z
could not be located in the DLL MSVCRT.DLL"

I need to reinstall MSVCRT.DLL but as its in use by Windows NT it wont let me!

CAP GEMINI ERNEST & YOUNG COULD NOT SOLVE THIS PROBLEM!!!
(their solution is to reformat the hard drive!)

I would be most impressed and appreciative if this can be solved??


RE: Need to reinstall MSVCRT.DLL but its in use by Windows

Hi Daveo

If it's in use by NT then I'd assume it's a standard Windows driver.

Copy it onto a floppy from the CD or from another NT machine and boot to DOS. You can copy it to your hard drive from there.

If you're not sure where it goes, find it on another NT machine.

Let me know how you get on

Dan

RE: Need to reinstall MSVCRT.DLL but its in use by Windows


You have to Cheat,

Bypass the GUI and rename the MSVCRT.DLL file from a command prompt. You can then copy over the new DLL and reboot for it to take effect

Regards

John Bissell

RE: Need to reinstall MSVCRT.DLL but its in use by Windows

In Autocad LT 2000, I get the entry point ??_U@yapaxi@z
could not be located in the dynamic link msvcrt.dll.

I if I get the .dll from another computer, what directory does it need to go in and how do I know if the .dll is the correct one?

JimmyA

RE: Need to reinstall MSVCRT.DLL but its in use by Windows

(OP)
JimmyA,
The msvcrt.dll file is located in:
c:\winnt\system32 (on windows 2000)
the file size I have is 285Kb.
If you do get it from another computer, it may be advisable to get it from one with the same executable software as your own, including AutoCAD.
Daveo

RE: Need to reinstall MSVCRT.DLL but its in use by Windows

Download msvbm60.exe from Microsoft.  This will update the drivers correctly and get rid of the error.

RE: Need to reinstall MSVCRT.DLL but its in use by Windows

I renamed the file called msvcirt.dll (not msvcrt.dll) in \winnt\system32, and it worked out OK.

Try it!

RE: Need to reinstall MSVCRT.DLL but its in use by Windows

Get a copy of the file from another Windows NT computer that does not have the problem and put it on a disc. Rename the msvcrt.dll file on your computer from the DOS window. Then copy the msvcrt.dll file from the disc to the C:\Winnt\System32 directory while still in DOS.
COPY A:\file C:\filepath

RE: Need to reinstall MSVCRT.DLL but its in use by Windows

What if I do not have access to another NT machine?  Were can I Get the file?

RE: Need to reinstall MSVCRT.DLL but its in use by Windows

http://www.1reviews.com/dll/dsound.shtml

The web is a great place for drivers etc. I just did a search on "download msvcrt.dll" in yahoo.

Good Luck

Dan

RE: Need to reinstall MSVCRT.DLL but its in use by Windows

hi there,
all of the DOS solutions are excellent ideas/suggestions but will only work if the OS partition is FAT, not NTFS. DOS boot disk wont recognise NTFS drive.

If drive is NTFS, then remove your HDD and stick in another WinNT machine (or Win2k, or XP), making sure any jumer is set to "slave". You will then be able to modify any file on your screwy HDD from GUI.

cheers

RE: Need to reinstall MSVCRT.DLL but its in use by Windows

me again...
one other thing...

if anyone has just installed an app, and gets any errors relating to "msvcrt,dll", try removing the "read-only" attribute from the file then reinstalling any app that is giving you any errors to do with "msvcrt.dll".

What is happening here, is some apps, when they install, are modifying or overwritting this file. If the file is read-only, and the installing app doesn't warn you about "read-only" attributes on the file, then you get an error as the problem app didnt make any necessary changes to the file that it needs to run properly.

hope this helps...

RE: Need to reinstall MSVCRT.DLL but its in use by Windows

I have found a possible way out of situationgs like this. I'm not able to restore (i.e. replace the file), but on occasions I have been able to rename the file and then restore the "problemfile" afterwards. Reboot, and the correct file will be used

RE: Need to reinstall MSVCRT.DLL but its in use by Windows

I got this error message when I tried to boot up my PC:0x0000007B inaccesible_boot_device.

The computer will not load windows 2000 and it looks like it can't find the hard drive. I did some checking and it maybe is a boot virus. Is there anything I can do to get my system running again?????? Help me up with this.

Thanks so much....

RE: Need to reinstall MSVCRT.DLL but its in use by Windows

All..

the solution is:

Get the following files from a computer that runs the same version of windows and has the same service pack installed:

Msvcrt.dll
Msvcirt.dll
Msvcrt20.dll
Msvcrt40.dll

Copy these files to your winnt\system32 directory.
To do this on a fat partition user NTFS4DOS. When you copy these files to the directory and restart windows this problem is solved.

!IT WORKS!
By the way: CAP GEMINI and Ernest & YOUNG are not Getronics!
Getronics rulez.....

Greetings,
ZeegBR

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