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Q: Missing MSVCRT.DLL ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Missing MSVCRT.DLL
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: irv-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 14 Aug 2002 08:52 PDT
Expires: 13 Sep 2002 08:52 PDT
Question ID: 54549
I had to re-install Windows 98SE. I use a Palm 3c V3.1os, When I try
to open either the palm software or the hotsync manager I get the

"The MSVCIRT.DLL file is linked to missing export
"C:\Palm\Palm.exe A device attached to the system is not functioning"

P.S. I do NOT use any E-Mail or fancy things on the palm. I need HELP.
Thank You
Subject: Re: Missing MSVCRT.DLL
Answered By: wengland-ga on 14 Aug 2002 09:19 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

This behavior may occur after you install a program that overwrites
either of the following two Windows system files with an incorrect or
previous version:
This behavior may also occur if one of these two files is damaged or

To resolve it, you'll need to follow the directions on the Microsoft
website at:;EN-US;Q296551&

If that doesn't work, you may try reinstalling the Palm software; it's
possible that when you re-installed Windows 98, it installed an older
version of the file, and the Palm software needs a newer version.  To
do this, search your computer for all copies of msvcirt.dll, rename
each copy to msvcirt.OLD, and reinstall the Palm software.

You may have to go to DOS mode to rename the files.

Tips and instructions are found here:

The directions for the Handspring version of Palm software can be
found here:

The only difference is they suggest removing the Palm software,
replacing the .DLL files, then reinstalling the Palm software.

If you need further help or information, please ask for a
clarification before rating this answer.  I hope this solves your
problem; Windows .DLL error messages are often intimidating!

Search Strategy:

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