The procedure entry point_except_handler4_common could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll

The procedure entry point_except_handler4_common could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll

This error is caused by a 3rd party utility or applcation overwriting your msvcrt.dll with a different version.

For example if a windows vista version of this DLL was copied on to a windows XP computer you would probably get this error.

A solution to this problem can be found in Microsofts KB
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324762

[Edit] Charles Koontz solution seems to be helping a lot of people as well.

Charles Koontz
If the problem appears after installing or upgrading the Mozilla Firefox browser to version 3.5 (or later) operating under Windows XP, the problem is due to a Windows Vista driver (dwmapi.dll) installed in a Windows XP OS at folder system32 by mistake (faulty install program).

Delete that dwmapi.dll file to fix the problem.

Thanks to users of the Mozilla Firefox support site.

166 thoughts on “The procedure entry point_except_handler4_common could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll”

  1. Plz help me here,
    I was trying to install NFS Most Wanted in XP. after installation when I tried to open the app, it stated the dxgi.dll error, so I downloaded the dxgi.dll and pasted it in Installed NFS folder ,then it showed another error. So I deleted it and pasted it in system32, but it show the same error here as well—–“The procedure entry point_except_handler4_common could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll”—-
    I tried the following procedures:-
    1)replacing msvcrt.dll with new version.

    2)Try registering the file as follows from the command list:

    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll

    plz help me asap… :(

  2. i to had this problem after replacement of my os. i installed the app dtpro and i got this error.on my first os(win xp) i didnt had this error.

  3. Hey. You can install DirectX 10 on Windows XP by downloading KM-Software DirectX 10 RC2 Pre Fix 3

    This will let some Windows Vista+ Games work on Windows XP

    All the best.

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