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PRB: A Required .DLL file, MSVCRT.DLL, Was Not Found

This article was previously published under Q156976
A Visual Basic setup program displays the error message:
A required .DLL file, MSVCRT.DLL, was not found.

The program then terminates.
The version of files MSVCRT40.DLL and OLEPRO32.DLL in Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, and Visual C++ 4.2 are wrapper DLLs that call functions in a new file, MSVCRT.DLL. The file MSVCRT.DLL is included in Windows 2000, Windows 98, and Windows Me, but not in Windows 95 or Visual Basic 4.0.
Create the \VB\SETUPKIT\KITFIL32\SYS32 directory and copy the followingfiles from the \VB\SYSTEM directory of the Visual Basic distribution disks:
   FILE                     VERSION NUMBER   --------------------------------------------   MSVCRT40.DLL          4.00.5209 or 4.00.5270   OLEPRO32.DLL          4.00.5208 or 4.00.5277				

The versions of these files in Visual C++ 4.2, Windows 2000, and Windows NT 4.0 are forwarder DLL files that call functions in MSVCRT.DLL. If you include the versions of MSVCRT40.DLL and OLEPRO32.DLL from Visual C++ 4.2, Windows 2000, or Windows NT 4.0, then this error will occur because these files are looking for MSVCRT.DLL.

The versions of MSVCRT40.DLL and OLEPRO32.DLL included with Visual Basic4.00 do not require MSVCRT.DLL. Your setup program should install theseversions to prevent this error.

NOTE: If your setup program still fails on a target system, delete orrename the files, MSVCRT40.DLL and OLEPRO32.DLL on the target system. Thetarget system has the newer versions of these files. The setup programcreated using the Setup kit is designed so that older files do notoverwrite existing newer files on the target system.

After deleting or renaming these files, your setup program should functionproperly.
This is a known problem that occurs when components from Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0 and Visual C++ 4.2 are used by the Visual Basic 4-32 Setup Kit to create distribution disks. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

To Check the Version Number of a File

  1. From the Start Menu, click Explorer.
  2. Find the file whose version you want to check.
  3. Right-mouse click the file, and click Properties. The Properties dialog box displays.
  4. Click the Version tab. The version number of the file is displayed.
SetIns NT VC++ 4.2

Article ID: 156976 - Last Review: 06/29/2004 17:36:00 - Revision: 3.0

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