Download msvcr71.dll for Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10

If you have The program can’t start because msvcr71.dll is missing from your computer error when trying to run some software, here is how to download the original msvcr71.dll file to fix that error.

First, I must mention that should not use all kinds of “dll download” websites and “dll fixer” software because even if you get the right file most probably it will not fix the problem with the program.

Msvcr71.dll is missing from your computer error

How to fix msvcr71.dll is missing the right way

Original msvcr71.dll file properties

To fix this sort of errors you had better ask what msvcr71.dll file is. Msvcr71.dll stands for a library from Microsoft Visual C++ 2003 runtime components that are necessary to run specific programs. Usually it is located in C:\Windows\System32 folder on your computer’s hard drive.

Download msvcr71.dll from Microsoft's website

You can download msvcr71.dll and the whole Visual C++ 2003 (ver. 7.1) runtime free from the official Microsoft’s website (It is included within .NET 1.1 runtime). The download link is

Installing .NET Framework 1.1

After you have downloaded and installed the runtime, you will have msvcr71.dll in your System32 folder. If the “msvcr71.dll is missing from your computer” errors still occurs, try restarting your PC.

What if I can’t find msvcr71.dll in Windows 7 (8) Sytem32 folder

Some users report that after having installed Visual C++ 2003 runtimes, the msvcr71.dll file is still missing. In this case look for the file in C:\Windows\\Framework\1.1.x and copy it to Windows 7 or 8 (8.1) System32 folder. That would probably fix the error.Msvcr71.dll file in Windows System32 folderIf you have downloaded a standalone msvcr71.dll file from elsewhere, just copy it to that folder and then run regsvr32 msvcr71.dll command as Administrator (you may use Command line or Run dialog box in Windows for that).

Comments (9)

  • Muhammad Ahmad

    best It is working



    Best instructor


  • talha




    thanks problem removed …


  • Soraxel

    Still wont work.
    when i try using the cmd code i get an error which says:

    “The module “msvcr71.dll” was loaded but the
    entry-point DllRegisterServer was not found.

    Make sure that “msvcr71.dll” is a valid DLL or OCX file and then try again.”

    Now… what to do?


  • rashid

    i hv tried all steps still not solved 🙁


  • moin khan

    after installing and copy paste its apearing binkw.dll is missing


    • Fix PC New York

      It seems like you have a pirate version of something. Try disabling your antivirus when installing it.


  • Ali Hamdar

    regsvr32 msvcr71.dll

    This Module Msvcr71.dll may not be compatible with the version of windows you are running.
    I am Running a Windows 8.1 64 bits OS.

    Does anyone know what to do?


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