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ErrMsg: Procedure Entry Point Could Not Be Located
In some situations, the problem files are not contained on the local computer. When you start a program, or if the start of a program is based on your logon session, the default starting folder for this process is your home drive. If this home drive contains the older versions of the files that are called by the starting program, the older versions of the files are used, even if newer files are present on the computer. If the files are not found on your home drive, the programs attempt to access the folders that are defined in the file path to locate the files that are needed to start the programs.
Typically, the error that is described in the Symptoms section of this article occurs when a process that accesses Windows Sockets (Winsock) attempts to start. The incorrect file versions that can lead to this error can include, but are not limited to:
Typically, if this problem exists, it can occur with any product that makes use of Winsock, such as, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook Express, and MSN Messenger.