STACY MORELL asked on January 1, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.
Corrupt Msvcrt.dll File
» I am having a problem with Windows Movie Maker continually crashing when I try to use it. It is diagnosed as a corrupt msvcrt. Please help!
In this case, it would be useless trying to run chkdsk, create a New Admin account, uninstall & reinstall. SFC (System File Checker) scan is really a super-useful command you can use in any Windows version. a corrupt DLL file error like this may be caused by corrupted registry entry for this dll file, or its related temporary files in cookies folder have been deleted as trash. Then the SFC scan will not work.
And another reason can be some viruses, such as TrojanDownloader:Win32/Agent.AAV, you thus need to remove the virus at first, fix the error by the downloading the corrupted file, and then do some remedy to polish the system.
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STACY MORELL replied on January 7, 2013
- MOSES OPONDO replied on January 3, 2013: » I'd recommend you to run a System File Checker (SFC) scan on your computer and see if that fixes the issue. SFC tool scans system files and replaces incorrect versions of the system files by using the correct versions.
- A HANEEF replied on January 3, 2013: » You might have installed some program or other which includes its own older copy of MSVCRT.DLL. Games, especially older ones, can do this but other apps can as well (eg. my scanner utility). If the program using the older file is run first or is one that automatically loads and runs in the background then the incorrect version of the file will be loaded into memory. Any program which needs to use a newer version of msvcrt.dll will generate an error, sooner or later. Things you can do to prevent this are renaming each of the older files or the file extension to prevent them from loading, or replacing the old version files with the current Win7 version. You should probably backup the old files in case a program won't run with the new version.
Try running a file search for msvcrt.dll and see how many times (if more than once) it comes up. Including the correct one there are 4 versions on my system now but in the past I've had as many as 10 different versions of the file in various folders. Compare the file versions and note which app's folders they happen to be in. MSVCRT.DLL works in conjunction with Msvcirt.dll and the version numbers of both need to match as well, or you may get errors because of that.
- STACY MORELL replied on January 4, 2013: » Thank you A HANEEF and MOSES OPONDO, for the suggestion. Unfortunately, I don't think this is the case for me either. I did a search and only found one msvcrt.dll file. I had also previously run a Windows startup with only Microsoft items； I ran the SFC scan and received the following message: Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations. My problem with Windows Live Movie Maker crashing still persists.
- JUAN OCANA replied on January 6, 2013: » I also have this problem. Live Messenger crashes after login and the error report shows the fault module as msvcrt.dll. Tried uninstall/reinstall, running the Visual C++ 2008 SP1 package. Funny enough though it only ever happens when there is a particular advert running on the bottom corner of Live Messenger just below the contacts list.
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