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MSVCR80.dll error

by kemperhills / October 5, 2010 12:20 AM PDT

In trying to open Powerpoint I have started receiving a MSVCR80.dll error stating that it cannot be found. Is this a hard fix.

I am not a computer newbie, but not what I would called advanced. I have some computer knowledge and have fixed some problems. But I have never had this kind of problem to deal with.

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

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Tried Registering It?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 5, 2010 2:13 AM PDT
In reply to: MSVCR80.dll error

By the way, the EXACT error message might help..

The "msvcr80.dll" file may appear in a number of different locations on the compute but if the program is asking for one in the System32 folder, ppen a command window, then type:

regsvr32 msvcr80.dll

Then press the "Enter" key.. If the command was successful, try opening Powerpoint again..

Of course, you might also try uninstalling/reinstalling or "repairing" Powerpoint.

Hope this helps.


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Tried registering it.
by kemperhills / October 5, 2010 4:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Tried Registering It?

Ok, Grif here is the exact message I receive when I try to open Powerpoint.

PPTVIEW.EXE-Unable To Locate Component

This application has failed to start becasue MSVCR80.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.

It has worked before. Some of the sites I go to has posts that use Powerpoint presentations and I have opened and viewed them before.

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Recent security upgrades can mean.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 5, 2010 4:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Tried registering it.

Recent security updates can mean you must save the presentation locally before viewing. There are no plans to go back to the old insecure load from some web site mode AFAIK.

And reinstalling might help. I missed where you tried uninstalling and reinstalling.

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Recent security upgrades can mean.
by kemperhills / October 5, 2010 11:40 PM PDT

Ok, Grif, thanks.

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