How to fix missing MSVCR71.dll problem in Windows

I am using Windows 7, and I’m lacking MSVCR71.dll which is Microsoft Visual C Runtime library when using sendmail, the PostgreSQL PHP connector and curl. The MSVCR71.dll is probably bundled with .NET Framework 1.1 or something, but I couldn’t get those to install successfuly.
The program can't start because MSVCR71.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this program.

The program can’t start because MSVCR71.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this program.

So how do I solve it:

  1. Download MSVCR71.dll from (It is free.)
  2. Unzip…
  3. Place MSVCR71.dll into C:\Windows\System32 or C:\Windows\SysWOW64 if you using a 64-bit Windows.

And sendmail now works for me already in Windows 7.

By the way, I only tested this in Windows 7 64-bit. I assumed it would work for other versions of Windows. I would appreciate it if you could feedback to me if it works on your version of Windows. :)


It is reported working for Windows 7 32-bit as well.

145 thoughts on “How to fix missing MSVCR71.dll problem in Windows”

  1. Hi there,

    Thanks guys… I second the suggestion of Scott.

    “Thanks for the tip, this solved my problem! For those that don’t trust using a library you find on the net, I found a copy of the msvcr71.dll library sitting in my MS SQL Server folder. On my system, it was at: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn”



  2. Hello All

    I also benefited from this advice on Win 7 x64. As I was reading I noticed that someone named Fawn was installing same program as me th Bamboo graphics studio tablets. This is the key error “Adobe Projector has stopped working” you need a second dll fill called MSVCP71.dll which has a P before the “71″ and not “R”
    and not MSVCR71.dll.

    In other words you need a second dll file called “MSVCP71.dll” in order for the Bamboo tablet to work. The P is for the projector dll fill to work. I also got the file from

    Quoted from Fawn
    This did not work for me.
    I suspect the majority of people commenting were trying to install games. I’m not.
    I’m trying to install a Bambo tablet.

    I also been getting this:

    “Adobe Projector has stopped working.
    A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

    I think it might be related.

    Mar 16

    Hope this helps another as this did for me.


  3. This “tip” is ridiculous.
    A dll is missing, you copy it, it works !
    What’s the big deal ?
    All of you are not able to find that by yourself ????


  4. You saved my planet now my complex geological model don in hino§d can get a mesh wit Ansys ICEM -> ready for ssome carbon dioxide simulations..

  5. You are god!! Thanks you so much. I have been breaking my head over this changing environment variables for the last 24 hours.

  6. Your advice really worked!! I downloaded realplayer and nothing on the web would play. I went crazy for a couple of hours and then gave up. I looked for help again and came across this site and your way worked perfectly! Thank you so much!

  7. I had problems with this. However, Damian wrote he was using a 64 bit system — which I am — so I put it in “C:\Windows\SysWOW64″ and it works brilliantly. Thanks to everybody

  8. Thanks Buddy:) I was breaking my head and finally i got your result. Really appreciate your efforts by posting your comments and make my day better.

  9. Thanks for the simple soulution, realy helped me out a lot, had a missing .dll file whenever I tried to open the UnipaaS CRS program, and just followed the simple solution you provided and it solved the error. Much appreciated.

  10. Would that work for MSVCP71.DLL ? In my case I have been trying to install a game but when I put disc into the dvd drive I get the message that the aforementioned dll is missing. So I can’t install the game. I do have this dll in other games and it is the original Microsoft one. What do you reckon. Should I just copy it and then paste it in my system32 ? Do I have to register it ( CMD , Regsvr32 msvcp71.dll )
    Thanks !

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