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By lmcdonald ·
I had a couple people on my computer the other day. Nothing unusual. The next time I tried to connect to the internet I got nothing. I checked my settings and all of my connection settings are gone. Also, when I restart my computer I get a "Error Starting Program" message after Windows comes up. I also get "MSVCRT.DLL" was not found. What is going on here? Any suggestions???

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Microsoft article Q187513, "Err Msg: A Required .dll File, Msvcrt.dll, Was Not Found".

CAUSE:
This behavior can occur if a shortcut to MSN Quick View is located in the StartUp folder.

RESOLUTION:
To resolve this behavior, remove the shortcut to MSN Quick View from the StartUp folder. To do so, follow these steps:

Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Taskbar & Start Menu.

On the Start Menu Programs tab, click Remove.

Double-click the StartUp folder.

Click MSN Quick View, and then click Remove.

Click Close, click OK, and then restart your computer.

MORE INFORMATION:
MSN Quick View relies on the Msvcrt.dll file for some of its functionality. When you uninstall Windows 98, the Msvcrt.dll file is removed, but the shortcut to MSN Quick View remains in the StartUp folder. As a result, when MSN Quick View is started, it cannot locate the Msvcrt.dll file.

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I would surmise that the people who "borrowed" your computer loaded, downloaded, etc. some programs that used MS Quick View, and didn't properly remove the program and/or components.

See these links:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q187513

The following link contains additional links do many MS articles concerning MSVCRT.DLL depending on your exact error message:

http://www.generation.net/~hleboeuf/ermsvcrt.htm

(REMOVE SPACES from the pasted URL.)

Maxwell

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