Thursday, August 19, 2010

The procedure entry point _except_handler4_common could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll

Hi guys, If you are facing this error continuously whenever you click any program or software such as: firefox, msnmessenger, or any other program, and you have done all your efforts to get rid of this error, just follow these 2 simple steps solution:



1. Browse to C:\Windows\System32 folder and file this file dwmapi.dll
2. Rename this file from dwmapi.dll to dwmapi.dll_old

 Now you can run your application without any hassle :) 



The DwmAPI.dll file is a Direct X related file that is used for vista. Allow me to elaborate on WHY it's used for vista, however.
The file that you're having problems with is a Direct X file that is part of DirectX10. This is why some people have this problem after installing graphics cards, and some have it after installing DX10 Games, and applications that are developed with the DX10 A.P.I in them (I.E. Firefox 3.5 - They had a faulty install on the first release of 3.5 that put this file onto XP machines.)

This file MAY, or may NOT hurt your system. That's all dependent on if you have a DX10 compatible Graphics card.
If you do NOT have a DX10 compatible graphics card, the best solution for you, is to go ahead, and do it what I have mentioned above in two steps.

19 comments:

some dude.. said...

I love the solution and explanation...

short and sweet...

and yes... that error is irritating to the point of researching for a fucking... cheers!!

digital signature Adobe Reader said...

Yes, I am facing this problem. Whenever I start Firefox this error message appears and I tried a lot of things but unable to start Firefox. I am going to apply above mentioned two points. I hope these steps solve my problem. Thanks!

mohamed salah said...

thanks for your efforts
but when I was installing "call of duty 2" ihad problem
"The procedure entry point _except_handler4_common could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll"
and i haven't a file called "dwmapi.dll"
So help me and tell me what to do

mohamed salah said...

dwmapi.dll not found what can i do

Anonymous said...

thanks it really worked...

Lionell said...

thanx...worked for me :)

Anonymous said...

i have windows xp but i cant find this dwmapi.dll file. any solution to this?

Ankit said...

thank you for the excellent tip
you saved my life

A+++ to your blog

Anonymous said...

i'm facing this problem whenever i open NFS MOST WANTED 2
I did thes 2 steps but i'm still stuck in the same problem!!!!
now what to do??

Anonymous said...

i'm facing this problem whenever i open NFS MOST WANTED 2..
i did these 2 steps but i'm still stuck in the same problem plzzz help!!!!!!!!

Tom said...

respect! thanks a lot mate...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your excellent solution.
I'm grateful to you.

Dodo2008 said...

Thank you for the tip.

Larra Lola said...

Thanks its worked as well ^_^

Anonymous said...

Man, THANK YOU!!!

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Khondoker Nahid Ul Haque said...

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Anonymous said...

Thx, great post

Anonymous said...

This really helped me a lot, thank you very much! I had already exhausted a number of usual resources. Thanks for also explaining the why of it!

You're a champ!!!