The missing MSVCR71.dll file error is one of the most common errors of Windows 10, 7 and 8, along with the DXD9_39.dll, XINPUT1_3.dll, MSVCR110.dll, MSVCR120.dll and MSVCP140.dll errors. Generally, this error is usually shown in the form of a window with the message “The program cannot start because MSVCR71.dll is missing on 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, how can 3DS Tool be. 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 Missing MSVCR71.dll is missing in Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8

Like most DLL related errors, the MSVCR71.dll error is related to Visual Studio C ++ libraries, a program that supplies a large part of the graphic libraries of Windows. Precisely to repair the error in question we will have to reinstall the aforementioned program through the official website of Windows.

  • 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 icon Windows in the Start bar and access the System option. In System Type we can see the number of bits of Windows.

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Finally, we will go to the Microsoft download website and select a 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 to 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 procedure 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 decompress it in any directory of Windows and we will paste it in each one 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 inside the Desktop Windows Y select Open file location, as we can see in the image below.

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To prevent the error from appearing in other programs of Windows that we install in the future, we will paste the file into the System32 folder inside the folder Windows that we can find in the following route:

  • C: Windows System32

How to fix the MSVCR71.dll error if the above does not work

If none of the above works, the last step to fix the missing MSVCR71.dll error is based on using the Command Prompt, which can be accessed through the search bar of Windows. To correctly access its functions, we will do right click on it and we will select Open with administration privileges.

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When we are within the CMD of Windows, we will write the following command:

  • sfc / scannow

Finally, the CMD will execute a diagnostic tool whose purpose is to search and repair damaged libraries of Windows. When the process is complete, we will write the exit command and restart the computer.

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