What is an msvcr80.dll Computer Error?
How can we define DLL errors?
A DLL link or error (DLL is short for dynamic link library) is an electronic library which has a code as well as data. More than one program can use its functionality, and there are programs which contain various modules, although every program module is contained within a DLL file. The errors with these files are involved with a failure to promote code modularization and the result is that there is a reduction of memory, as well as a decrease of disk space. Also, the programs and the operating system are slow to load and run with errors.
Why does this specific type of DLL error occur?
This specific DLL error can happen when Windows is started or shut down, and even during installing Windows. But also, this error can occur as a result of registry problems, or it can be a malware or virus issue. And last but by no means least, it can be a problem with the hardware.
How is this error fixed?
Step 1: If you get the error message while opening the Apple iTunes program, you can do this:
• Uninstall these programs in the Control Panel from Windows (they must be in the order listed): iTunes, then Apple Software Update, followed by Apple Mobile Device Support, then Bonjour, and Apple Application Support, and iCloud, and finally MobileMe. Note that your music playlists will not be removed.
• Restart the PC.
• If you uninstalled iTunes properly, all the Apple-related software should be uninstalled from your computer.
• Then download the newest iTunes version from Apple. Make sure you note where you save it in order to be able to find it after downloading.
• Proceed to run the installation program by selecting the Run as administrator option.
However, if the step described failed to work, feel free to move on to Step 2, which entails reinstalling the initial source of the dll file.
Step 2: After downloading Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update, run it, and the result should be to replace or restore the file by the latest Microsoft copy.
It may be a good idea to restore the dll file from the Recycle Bin, in case you deleted it by mistake.
Repair the dll file by using a free registry cleaner program which may help by getting rid of all invalid registry entries which may be causing the error. You should do this, however, if nothing else works.
Undo the latest system changes by using the System Restore option, as the error may be a result of a change in a significant file and configuration.
Scan your system with a virus or malware scan, as there may be a hostile program masking as something else.
Run a memory test, as well as a hard drive test, as this may be what caused the file error.
Proceed in installing any accessible Windows updates.
Your installation of Windows may need to be repaired, and an installation usually restores any Windows dll file to its working versions.
Carry out a so-called clean Windows installation which will delete all data contained on the hard drive and proceed to install a new copy of the Windows system. Be aware that all the data on your hard drive will be deleted.
If the former step failed, then the problem is without doubt related to the hardware and it should be troubleshooted.