iTunes error 7 windows error 126 msvcr80 dll

iTunes error 7 windows error 126 msvcr80 dll is an iTunes error which pops up when you try to open iTunes or try to reinstall it in an attempt to fix it. In this guide, i will walk you through the steps to fix the issue. Before we continue, copy your iTunes library from the My Music and either put it in the same folder as a copy or to a backup / thumb drive just to be on the safe side. Technically, library is automatically imported back into iTunes.

All of a sudden iTunes stopped working, and I get the following error messages:

1. The program can’t start because MSVCR80.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem and

2. iTunes was not installed correctly. Please reinstall iTunes. Error 7 (Windows error 126)

iTunes error 7 windows error 126 msvcr80 dll

 

iTunes error 7 windows error 126 msvcr80 dll

Warning : Before making any changes in your computer, I suggest you to create a System Restore point  so that you can restore back your computer to previous working stat if something goes wrong.

Fix iTunes error 7 windows error 126 msvcr80 dll

The general troubleshooting advice when iTunes fails to install properly (and reinstalling or repairing it does not work) is to remove not only iTunes but all related components, reboot, remove the target installation folders and reinstall.

Step 1:

Method: 1

  • Remove iTunes and related components from the Control Panel.

Use the Control Panel to uninstall iTunes and related software components in the following order.

    1. iTunes
    2. Apple Software Update
    3. Apple Mobile Device Support
    4. Bonjour
    5. Apple Application Support

After uninstalling the above components, confirm that the following files and folders have been removed. If any are left, remove them.

Note: Songs and playlists in iTunes will not be removed when you uninstall the iTunes program or any of the other, already-mentioned Apple programs. If you’d still like to back them up, they’re usually located in the My Music folder in Windows.

  • C:\Program Files\Bonjour
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\
  • C:\Program Files\iPod\

If you have a 64-bit version of Windows, confirm that the following folders have been removed:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\iPod\
  • Then restart the computer, download iTunes, then reinstall either using an account with administrative rights, or right-clicking the downloaded installer and selecting Run as Administrator.

Method: 2

Revo Uninstaller will list each of the Apple software and you’ll need to go through and uninstall them each.

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The neat thing with Revo Uninstaller Pro is that it will create a Restore Point before removing it, which is handy in case something goes wrong.

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It will then launch the default iTunes uninstaller.

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  • Then with Revo, you’ll have the ability to scan for leftover files and registry settings, Select All leftover registry items and Delete them.

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  • Then the next step scans for leftover files and folders. If you want everything completely off your system, just select them all and delete.

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  • Uninstall remaining apple softwares by above mentioned steps.

After uninstalling the apple software components, confirm that the following files and folders have been removed. If any are left, remove them.

  • C:\Program Files\Bonjour
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\
  • C:\Program Files\iPod\

If you have a 64-bit version of Windows, confirm that the following folders have been removed:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\iPod\

Restart the computer, download iTunes, then reinstall either using an account with administrative rights, or right-clicking the downloaded installer and selecting Run as Administrator.

Step: 2

If you still have problems with MSVCR80.dll then re-install the MS Visual C++ from the links below:

Step: 3

Use System Restore to undo recent system changes. If you suspect that the msvcr80.dll error was caused by a change made to an important file or configuration, a System Restore could solve the problem.

Step: 4

Repair your installation of Windows. If the individual msvcr80.dll file troubleshooting advice above is unsuccessful, performing a startup repair or repair installation should restore all Windows DLL files to their working versions.

Step: 5

Perform a clean installation of Windows. A clean install of Windows will erase everything from the hard drive and install a fresh copy of Windows. If none of the steps above correct the msvcr80.dll error, this should be your next course of action.

Important: All the information on your hard drive will be erased during a clean install. Make sure you’ve made backup of all the information on your hard drive before performing a clean installation.