Computing on Demand offers advice on what to do when software complains MSVCR71.DLL is missing on your PC.
I run a lot of different software packages on my bench system to perform
analysis on hardware. Because of this, I run into a lot of software issues
that many of you face or will face. Typically, the fixes are easy and not do
difficult to find. Recently, I received an error stating "The program can't
start because MSVCR71.DLL is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the
program to fix this problem." Well, here is the confusing part, MSVCR71.dll is
supposed to be part of Microsoft's Visual C++ Package and it seems like they
just left it out!