Drusen 17:00 26 Dec 2007


I've been trying to install some software on my PC, but I keep getting this error message:

"Executable 'D:\setup\rsrc\cod2.exe' had the following unrecoverable error:

Couldn't find library MSVCR80.dll (required by c:\PROGRA~1\window~4\MpShHook.dll) Please ensure that it is installed".

I am totally bewildered. I've searched the internet for answers. I downloaded a program (RegCure) to see if that would do the trick, but it didn't.

Any help would be gratefully received.

Many thanks

  mfletch 17:07 26 Dec 2007

Hi, What software is it?

Try another download site,


  FungusBoggieman 17:10 26 Dec 2007

click here

chuk this in sys32 folder

  Drusen 17:10 26 Dec 2007

The software title is 'Call of Duty 2'.

  Drusen 17:14 26 Dec 2007

Thanks for the responses so far.

Incidentally, I've searched for MSVCR80.dll and there appears to be about 3 copies of it on the HDD.

  FungusBoggieman 17:18 26 Dec 2007

you could try
start/run type in the run box

regsvr32 MSVCR80.dll

  Drusen 17:54 26 Dec 2007

I just tried what you suggested and I got this message:

'LoadLibrary("MSVCR80.dll") failed. The specified module could not be found.'

I found a copy of MSVCR80.dll in this location:


I copied the file and pasted it into the system32 folder, but I just got another error message.

I will try downloading a copy of the file, like you suggested above. I presume that I'll be able to unzip it with Winzip.


  Drusen 18:10 26 Dec 2007

Just downloaded the file and copied it to the system32 folder. Unfortunately, I got the same error message when I tried to install the new software and when I tried typing regsvr32 MSVCR80.dll in the run box.

  Drusen 18:13 26 Dec 2007

Incidentally, the other error message is:

'Runtime error.

Program: D:\setup\rsrc\cod2.exe


An application has made an attempt to load the C Runtime library incorrectly.

Please contact the application's support team for more information.'

It looks like this is what I will have to do.

  Drusen 18:18 26 Dec 2007

I've just pasted the original error message into Google and it appears from the forum message that I found that the problem is caused by Windows Defender - it has to be uninstalled! I will try turning it off first.

I will keep you posted.

  Drusen 20:34 26 Dec 2007

I had to uninstall Windows Defender and it worked.

Thanks for your help.

Best wishes

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