The MSVCR71.dll file is missing error is one of the most common errors in Windows 10, 7, and 8, along with DXD9_39.dll, XINPUT1_3.dll, MSVCR110.dll, MSVCR120.dll, and MSVCP140.dll errors. Generally, this error is usually displayed in the form of a window with the message “The program cannot start because MSVCR71.dll is missing from the computer. Try reinstalling the program to correct this problem ”or“ The program can't start because MSVCR120.dll is missing ”when running a certain program, such as the 3DS Tool . The good news is that the error has an easy solution, and this time we will see how to proceed in a few steps.
Solution to error MSVCR71.dll is missing in Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8
Like most errors related to DLL files, the MSVCR71.dll error is related to the Visual Studio C ++ libraries , a program that supplies a large part of the Windows graphic libraries. Precisely to repair the error in question we will have to reinstall the aforementioned program through the official Windows page.
- Download Visual C ++ for Windows
Before proceeding with downloading the program, we will have to know the type of system that our PC runs in number of bits: 32 or 64 bits. As simple as right-clicking on the Windows icon on the Start bar and accessing the System option. In System type we can see the number of Windows bits.
Finally, we will go to the Microsoft download website and select the file corresponding to our type of system: for 64-bit systems we will have to download the x64 file , while for 32-bit systems we will have to download the x86 file .
After downloading the tool on the computer, we will install it as if it were a normal program. For the changes to be applied correctly we will restart the computer . Now yes, the error should stop appearing.
Download and install MSVCR71.dll manually
In the hypothetical case that the above did not work for us, the way to proceed is based on installing the MSVCR71.dll file manually.
- Download MSVCR71.dll for 32-bit and 64-bit systems
Once we have downloaded the file, we will unzip it in any Windows directory and paste it in each of the folders of the programs that show the error in question. Accessing these folders is as easy as right-clicking on the program icon on the Windows Desktop and selecting Open the file location , as we can see in the image below.
To prevent the error from appearing in other Windows programs that we install in the future, we will paste the file in the System32 folder inside the Windows folder that we can find in the following path:
- C: \ Windows \ System32 \
How to fix MSVCR71.dll error if the above doesn't work
If none of the above works, the last step to fix the Missing MSVCR71.dll error is based on resorting to the Command Prompt, which we can access through the Windows search bar. To correctly access its functions, we will right click on it and select Open with administration privileges .
When we are inside the Windows CMD, we will write the following command:
- sfc / scannow
Finally, the CMD will run a diagnostic tool whose purpose is to find and repair corrupted Windows libraries. When the process has finished completely, we will write the exit command and restart the computer .