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MSVCR71.dll error msg

I am receiveing a MSVCR71.dll error msg "This application has failed to start because MSVCR71.dll was not found.  Re-installing the application may fix this problem."  This popup started about three weeks ago on about 9 out of 94 selected computers with the same configuration.  Your assistance with the resolution will be greatly appreciated.
Windows XP

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Caltor

8/22/2022 - Mon
johnb6767

Download details: Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=A5C84275-3B97-4AB7-A40D-3802B2AF5FC2
johnb6767

Basically, this is either a single file missing or the entire Side by Side assembly is missing.....

Maybe an update triggered a removal or a deletion of one of the assemblies.....
johnb6767

Procmon
http://live.sysinternals.com/procmon.exe

See ifyou can set the filter to include "Process Name is YourApp.exe to INCLUDE", and then set the filtering to highlight "Not Found"

Look for c:\Windows\SXS as the path not found.... These SXS assemblies can be copied from one machine to another.....
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anilkumarav

download fresh copy of from http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?msvcr71
save it on your C:\windows\system32 directory
now run the command by clicking START --> RUN
regsvr32 /s MSVCR71.dll
or regsvr32 /s "C:\windows\system32\MSVCR71.dll"
Restart computer

Anil
johnb6767

Think you need to get to the root cause though... 9 out of 94 systems come up with a single missing file, you need to see what was deployed/installed/updated, to see what might be stepping on it.....

WyleOP

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I agree, there was no schedule to push updates during this period.  This will have to be researched find the root cause.  Thanks for your comment/suggestion!
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Caltor

Maybe a virus infected the file and realtime protection quarantined it? Just an idea.