How to re-install vital os file msvcp60.dll

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Managed to delete os file msvcp60.dll from system32 directory on HP box
running XP home. But system still booted. Thought installing SP2 might
re-install this file. SP2 installed without trouble but the file is still
missing and now the machine will not boot, even in safe mode. "services.exe"
complains it cannot find the missing file.

Any thoughts on recovering the situation without a complete re-install of
Win XP? Can I create a boot floppy on another XP m/c so I could simply copy
the file of the original XP CDROM?

Thanks,
John
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Hi,

    Start/run msconfig, click on "expand file" (general tab)

    File to expand: msvcp60.dll
    From: X:\I386
    To: C:\Windows\system32

    Where X is whatever letter is assigned your CD drive (you need your WinXP CD
    for this), change it accordingly. If your system was preinstalled, you may
    find this instead on the hard drive under C:\Windows\I386. If so, change the
    "from" line accordingly. This assumes a default installation to C:\Windows.
    If your installation is in a different folder, such as C:\Winnt, change the
    "To" path accordingly. Reboot when finished.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

    "John Pote" <John Pote@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:66853585-E561-44B1-AF07-C00B59654765@microsoft.com...
    > Managed to delete os file msvcp60.dll from system32 directory on HP box
    > running XP home. But system still booted. Thought installing SP2 might
    > re-install this file. SP2 installed without trouble but the file is still
    > missing and now the machine will not boot, even in safe mode.
    > "services.exe"
    > complains it cannot find the missing file.
    >
    > Any thoughts on recovering the situation without a complete re-install of
    > Win XP? Can I create a boot floppy on another XP m/c so I could simply
    > copy
    > the file of the original XP CDROM?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > John
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Do a deep search for it on your drive, you should find it in
    "C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386"
    If so, copy & paste into "C:\WINDOWS\system32"

    Failing that, download & run Vs6sp6.exe from http://tinyurl.com/2qdk4

    --

    johnf

    > Managed to delete os file msvcp60.dll from system32 directory on HP box
    > running XP home. But system still booted. Thought installing SP2 might
    > re-install this file. SP2 installed without trouble but the file is
    > still missing and now the machine will not boot, even in safe mode.
    > "services.exe" complains it cannot find the missing file.
    >
    > Any thoughts on recovering the situation without a complete re-install
    > of Win XP? Can I create a boot floppy on another XP m/c so I could
    > simply copy the file of the original XP CDROM?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > John
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