python dll problem on win98

Peter Maas peter.maas at
Fri Jul 30 09:24:23 CEST 2004

Peter Maas schrieb:
> Some days ago I installed Apache 2.0.50 on my Win98SE computer.
> Apache worked fine but Python ceased to work. There is a message
> "The MSVCRT.dll file is linked to missing export NTDLL.dll:
> RtlGetNTVersionNumbers" when I start python.exe in a console and
> pythonwin.exe.

I've found the cause: There was an NT-like MSVCRT.DLL in the Python
directory! The current directory is searched first on Windows so that
Python found this MSVCRT.DLL instead of the one in \windows\system.

I have no idea how MSVCRT.DLL and some other DLLs got there.

Peter Maas,  M+R Infosysteme,  D-52070 Aachen,  Tel +49-241-93878-0
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