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.

  • john swiiter

    i deleted this dll file u said but it still sais the same thing i delete it from system32

    • http://facebook.com/guramlomtadze guga

      i dont have this dwmapi.dll in system32 but this fucking computer errors me with this shit about msvcrt.dll :@ help

  • Sip Dawson

    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… :(

    • Abhishek K.S

      As Sip Dawson has mentioned above, I have the exact problem for the exact game….. PLEASE HELP me!!!!!!! :(

      • shiva

        Same problem as Sip Dawson said..

        Help me it’s getting too late to finish the game…

    • Yash Gada

      Guys, u all have xp, the problem is with os! u cant run those games on xp! See the system requirements!

  • akash goel

    same problem with me

  • sahil

    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.

  • Noe Amado III

    disable any virtual drive that has autorun files on it or uninstall the virtual drive.

  • JRD

    got the soln from Msoft……will try …thanks bro

  • Jimmy Johnston

    I Have the same problem with Grand Theft Auto III, with the exact same error! could someone help?

  • http://froonet.org Random Dude

    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.

  • deepak patil

    i deleted that dwmapi.dll from system32 folder but still avast antivirus in not instaling and also adobe flash player