2.16 startup error: missing MSVCR71.dll

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pws user
2006-02-06
2012-09-17
  • pws user

    pws user - 2006-02-06

    I just installed Password Safe version 2.16.

    When I attempt to run the application, I receive the
    following error:

    ---------------------------
    pwsafe.exe - Unable To Locate Component
    ---------------------------
    This application has failed to start because MSVCR71.dll
    was not found. Re-installing the application may fix
    this problem.
    ---------------------------
    OK   
    ---------------------------
    

    Clearly I have a missing .dll file somewhere.

    Is there a reason why the pwsafe installer does not include
    this required DLL?

    Thanks,
    pws_user

     
    • hutzeputz

      hutzeputz - 2006-02-23

      Hello,

      I`ve had the same problem with v 2.16.

      I`ve copied the files from the zip file (http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/redist.zip ) in the local directory, now it works.

      regards,
      H.

       
    • Rony Shapiro

      Rony Shapiro - 2006-02-06

      Hm,

      The installer version of 2.16 (pwsafe-2.16.exe)was supposed to install the dll automatically. Please enter a bug report if this is the case.

      OTOH, if you downloaded the zip file (pwsafe-2.16-bin.zip), then the missing dll (which is actually an updated version from Microsoft) needs to be downloaded and installed separately, from http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/redist.zip

      Thanks,

         Rony
      
       
    • pws user

      pws user - 2006-02-06

      Rony,

      Thanks for the note.

      Neither the .exe or the .zip file did the trick (I tried the .zip after the .exe failed to install the MSVCR71.dll file).

      Here's a log from the installer:

      ...Output folder: C:\Local\PasswordSafe\2.16
      ...Extract: pwsafe.exe... 100%
      ...Extract: pwsafe.chm... 100%
      ...Extract: LICENSE... 100%
      ...Extract: README.txt... 100%
      ...Extract: ReleaseNotes.txt... 100%
      ...Extract: ChangeLog.txt... 100%
      ...Could not load: C:\WINDOWS\system32\mfc71.dll
      ...Created uninstaller: C:\Local\PasswordSafe\2.16\Uninstall.exe
      ...Create folder: C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Start Menu\Programs\Password Safe
      ...Create shortcut: C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Start Menu\Programs\Password Safe\Password Safe.lnk
      ...Create shortcut: C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Start Menu\Programs\Password Safe\Password Safe Help.lnk
      ...Completed

      I'll create a bug report as you request.

       

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