Internet Phone 4.5 Conflicts

Wayne Fisher (
Thu, 23 Oct 1997 17:08:09 +0000


Thanks so much for you information so far in helping to debug my problem
with Internet Phone 4.5 and the GPF in msvcrt.dll that occurs when I
exit the program... spurred by some postings on the win95-l list, I
decided to do a little investigating....

The version of msvcrt.dll which I sent to you DOES work with Internet
Phone 4.5 (and you are correct in your guess that this was a dll file
installed by Internet Explorer 4.0 - I did a little checking).

The problem occurs when I install CUSeeMe by White Pine... instead of
checking for an existing msvcrt.dll, the install program copies it's own
version of msvcrt.dll to the /windows/system directory. If you force
the existing msvcrt.dll file to be read only, and the install program
does NOT replace the file, CUSeeMe cannot start up because a required
dll file was not found. Yet, if the existing dll file is overwritten by
the version provided by the install program, I receive th GPF in
msvcrt.dll when I exit Internet Phone 4.5. It appears as if the white
pine install program and software uses its own propietary version of
this file that doens't seem to be compatible with much else... *shrug*

So, I am in a quandary... I want to be able to use both applications on
my machine without experiencing any errors or GPFs... maybe those of you
who understand dynamic link libraries better than I do might be able to
provide some guidance or advice...

- Wayne