Solution To Msvcr71.dll Error

The msvcr71.dll file is part of the Microsoft C Runtime library and is used by various Windows applications, such as Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and Microsoft Office versions that have C++ NET.

The use of the msvcr71.dll file is not only limited to Microsoft products. Various non-Microsoft applications also make use of the functions that this file offers.

Msvcr71.dll Errors

Error 1

When you repair either Windows XP Tablet PC Edition or Windows XP Media Centre Edition that also has the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 installed, you may receive an error message similar to the one displayed below:

Msvcr71.dll cannot be found

What causes this msvcr71.dll error?

This error occurs because a managed application Copy2gac does not have a configuration file to bind it to Microsoft common language runtime included with the .NET Framework 1.0.

How to resolve this ?Msvcr71.dll cannot be found? issue

Microsoft has confirmed that the above error is by design. And to resolve this issue, we will manually create the configuration file. According to Microsoft, you can manually create the configuration file by performing the following steps:

  1. Click Start and then click Run.
  2. Type notepad and press Enter to open a new notepad window.
  3. Paste the following text in the new notepad window.
    • <configuration>
      <requiredRuntime version="v1.0.3705"/>

  4. Click the File menu of the notepad and then click Save.
  5. Type Copy2gac.exe.config in the File name box.
  6. Save the file in the %windows%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705 folder.

Note: %windows% is a variable that points to the directory where you have installed Windows. By default, it is C:\Windows or C:\Winnt.

Error 2

You may encounter an error similar to the one shown below when you run RoundTable Manager in Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 (Enterprise and Standard Editions):

RTmanage.exe- Unable to Locate Component – This application has failed to start because MSVCR71.dll was not found.

What causes this RTmanage.exe error?

The above error occurs if msvcr71.dll was incorrectly installed.

How to resolve it

To fix the above error, you need to complete the following tasks:

  1. Copy the msvcr71.dll file from Communications Server 2007 Installation disc. The msvcr71.dll file is located in Setup\i386 folder.
  2. Paste the file in the C:\ Program Files\Microsoft Office\Roundtable\Device Management folder.

Error 3

When you start your Windows computer or try to launch an application you may receive an error message similar to the ones displayed below:

  • ?Not able to start [Program]. A necessary component is missing: msvcr71.dll. Please install [Program] again.?
  • ?Msvcr71.dll Not Found?

What causes these errors?

Typically, the above errors occur if any of the following conditions hold true:

  • You computer is infected by some type of malware.
  • The msvcr71.dll file is missing.
  • One or more files of the application with which you are getting the msvcr71.dll error are corrupt.

How to resolve them

To resolve the above error, you may perform the following errors in the sequence they appear:

Run a malware scan – If the above error is due to malware infection then it should be fixed when you remove the malware.

To do this, restart your PC in Safe Mode and run a malware scan on your entire computer.

Download a new copy of msvcr71.dll from the Internet – Perform a search to determine if the msvcr71.dll file is present on your computer or not. If the DLL is missing, download a new copy of the msvcr71.dll from a free DLL directory, save the file in C:\Windows\System32 folder, and restart your computer.

Reinstall the application that is generating the error – If the error persists, uninstall and reinstall the application with which you are getting the error.