Fix Msvcp71.dll Error

The msvcp71.dll file is associated with the C Runtime library in Microsoft, and is necessary to operate many Microsoft and non-Microsoft applications running on Windows computers.

Msvcp71.dll Error

When you start Windows or try to launch an application, you may get an error message similar to the ones listed below:

“The msvcp71.dll file is missing.”

“msvcp71.dll is a bad windows image. Please check against your installation diskette.”

“this application has failed to start because msvcp71.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”

What are the main causes of these msvcp71.dll errors?

Typically, these msvcp71.dll errors occur if any of the following conditions hold true:

  • Our computer is infected with some type of malware.
  • One or more files of the application with which you are getting the msvcp71.dll error is corrupt.
  • The msvcp71.dll file is missing on your computer.
  • One or more protected Windows files is damaged.
  • There are outdated Windows files on the system.

Possible Solutions

Depending upon the cause of the msvcp71.dll error, you may perform the following actions to fix the issue:

Run a malware scan

A common cause of DLL errors is malware infection. Use reliable antivirus and antispyware tools to run a thorough malware scan on your computer and remove any malware that is detected.

Uninstall and reinstall the application

If the above error occurs because some files of the application that you are using are corrupt, then the error should be fixed when you reinstall the application. Reinstalling the application will replace the missing files.

Copy the missing msvcp71.dll from another Windows computer

If the msvcp71.dll file is missing then you can use either of the two methods listed below to procure a new copy of the msvcp71.dll file:

  • Copy the DLL from another Windows computer that has a similar configuration as your PC.
  • Download the DLL from an online DLL directory.

After obtaining a new copy of the msvcp71.dll file, save the DLL in the program directory in which you are getting the error. Alternatively, you can save the file in the C:\Windows\System32 folder as well.

If necessary, perform the steps below to register the msvcp71.dll:

  • Click Start and then click Run.
  • In the Open box, type regsvr32 msvcp71.dll and press Enter.

Run the Sfc /scannow command

Windows computers come with a built-in command-line utility, called System File Checker (SFC) that allows users to restore the integrity of protected Windows files if they are damaged, missing, or are of an incorrect version.

To run the sfc \scannow command, perform the following simple steps:

  • Click Start and then click Run.
  • In the Open box, type sfc \scannow and press Enter.

Install the latest Windows updates

The msvcp71.dll error may also occur if your Windows files are outdated. If outdated files are the cause of the error, you can fix the msvcp71.dll by installing the most recent Windows updates.

To install the latest updates, either visit the Microsoft Website and download the latest available updates manually or enable the built-in Automatic Update feature that automatically downloads and installs the new updates.