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When you try to play a file by using the Real Networks RealPlayer program, or when you start your computer, you may receive the following error message:
You may then receive the following error message:
A required .DLL file, PNCRT.DLL, was not found
If you are using Microsoft Windows Media Player 6.1, you may receive the following error message:
Access to the specified device, path, or file is denied.
Windows Media Player cannot open file name. You may need to reboot to complete installation of a downloaded component. Please verify that the path and filename are correct and try again. (Error=80004005)
This issue can occur if the Pncrt.dll file is missing from the Windows\System folder.
To resolve this issue, uninstall and then reinstall RealPlayer. To do so, follow these steps:
The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.
Article ID: 190898 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 3.1
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