[RC5] MSVCRT.DLL missing... why?

Brent McLaren bmclaren at globalserve.net
Wed May 13 00:55:38 EDT 1998


I had the same problem on 1 of my machines.  Ended up manualy installing
it.

Brent

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> From: gindrup at okway.okstate.edu
> To: rc5 at llamas.net
> Subject: Re: [RC5] MSVCRT.DLL missing... why? 
> Date: Monday, May 11, 1998 3:43 PM
> 
> 
>      The answer to your questions are "yes and no" in almost each 
>      instance.
>      
>      MSVCRT: the Microsoft Visual C/C++ Run-Time library
>      
>      FIMAIN.EXE was complaining that this file was missing.  This file is

>      not distributed on _all_ Win95 installations, but is on some.
>      
>      An idiot-proof installer doesn't tell you what's wrong, especially 
>      if it may require copying or downloading system files, it just 
>      fails, sometimes with a cryptic message that should be reported to 
>      the developer.
>      
>      You have probably run into the only condition in which this can 
>      happen.  Almost every program ever written for Win95 has some 
>      version of this Run-Time library included, even if only to support 
>      certain GUI objects.  It's hard to determine that this file is 
>      needed for the installation because there is no development tool 
>      that doesn't auto-install the DLL...
>      
>      If there wasn't a cryptic "this didn't work for reason 34X5*0" 
>      message, then there should have been.
>             -- Eric Gindrup ! gindrup at Okway.okstate.edu
> 
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> Subject: [RC5] MSVCRT.DLL missing... why? 
> Author:  <rc5 at llamas.net> at SMTP
> Date:    5/9/98 11:39 PM
> 
> 
> When I ran the Win95/NT GUI v.400 on a fresh install of Win95, I see it 
> decompress a bunch of files and then pop up a window saying "Error:
cannot 
> execute main program." No other error message. It deleted the
decompressed 
> files after I exited the program, so I tried again and looked around 
> before exiting... off the root in FITMP000.000 were the decompressed 
> files. When I ran FIMAIN.EXE, it complained I didn't have MSVCRT.DLL and 
> aborted. When I copied that file off my other, venerable Win95 box, the 
> v.400 install worked fine. My question is: is MSVCRT.DLL's absence 
> indicative of an incorrect 95 installation, and if not, shouldn't the 
> install program *tell* you what's missing so you can fix it, instead of 
> just aborting with the aforementioned ambiguous error?
>      
> -GAck
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