Old 17th December 2009, 20:53   #1
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Error on startup after upgrading to 5.57

Hi,
I've just updated to 5.57 and now everytime I open Winamp, I get the following error:

Winamp 5.57: winamp.exe - Entry Point Not Found
The procedure entry point ?ndestring_release@@YAXPA_W@Z could not be located in the dynamic link library nde.dll

It seems like this guy (in the comments) also has that error. Any suggestions? I tried re-running the installer but to no avail.

[Edit --> DJ Egg]

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Old 18th December 2009, 01:27   #2
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mine doesn't even give an error message it just goes straight to the vista "looking for solution to this problem" dialog box and then prompts me to close the program.
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Old 18th December 2009, 10:49   #3
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Such as Aptpupil, freeze with the "looking for solution to this problem"
Cannot load Winamp and therefore cannot listen to music while I want it to so much, well will go to Deezer in the meantime you provide us a solution.
Is it possible to revert to 5.56 pro, where can I find the downloadable 5.56 file ?
I want to aknowledge the hard workd the winamp guys have done, though obviously 5.57 is not working (and so don't feel comfortable enough to perform a clean install or whatever).
Thank you for your help
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Old 18th December 2009, 11:08   #4
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Same problem

I also get the same error dialog box (see attached PNG file). Normally, I upload a zip file containing my_plugin_list.txt, hijackthis.txt, DxDiag Output.txt, and a MediaInfo.txt file for a problem file, but since I did that for this post:

http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....hreadid=315343

on 14 December, as well as including additional information concerning my problem, and since I have not received any reply, I'm not going to upload a zip file this time like I normally would.

5.57 is a big flake and should be UNINSTALLED. 5.56 may no longer be supported, but at least it's not causing the problems that 5.57 is.

Hey olargues and everybody else, you can get Winamp 5.56 full at this link: http://filehippo.com/download_winamp/5854/ Look for the button labeled "Download This Version" on the upper right.

I see that my winamp 5.56 link is blocked. Go to filehippo.com, search for winamp, click winamp 5.57 full, then on the winamp 5.57 full page, click winamp 5.56 full on the right side of the page.
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Old 18th December 2009, 11:11   #5
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Just found a way to go back to 5.56 and it is working just fine.
Hope you will find a 5.57 solution for all of us !

ps : Thank you Square Pegger
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Old 18th December 2009, 12:43   #6
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That's right - Winamp 5.57 is so buggy. Loong wait from 5.56 to get final release 5.57 and here's big disappoint...
I rolled back to clean 5.56 and spent hour to set everything for me again, because without clean install I had many "msvcrt" errors.
What a pity - I was waiting so long for Win7 integration and many new functions for PRO useres, and now must wait again to get 100% working version
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Old 18th December 2009, 15:31   #7
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square pegger,
Thanks for the potential solution, but it didn't work for me.
After running the 5.56 installer, Winamp would now start with
the error message

Winamp 5.56: winamp.exe - Unable To Locate Component
This application has failed to start because MSVCR90.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.


coming up three or four times before the GUI eventually showed up. I tried installing the Visual C++ 2008 Runtime Library (which I thought was the problem), but that didn't work.

So now, I'm back on 5.57, with the annoying ?ndestring_release@@YAXPA_W@Z error at startup. I'm relieved to see that I'm not the only one with this error!

The strange thing is that this error does not appear when Winamp starts after the setup dialog box (where you choose your skin). But it does appear when opening from anywhere else (like a shortcut). Weird...
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Old 18th December 2009, 15:37   #8
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I am running Windows Server 2008. The previous version of Winamp works just fine. However, Windows terminates Winamp 5.57 because Data Execution Prevention is detecting Winamp doing some nasty things. Seems like Winamp had some issues with this in Milkdrop a couple of years ago.
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Old 18th December 2009, 16:06   #9
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OK guys, I did a clean uninstall/reinstall, and now 5.57 seems to work fine. I don't know what the error was because I was able to restore all the files I cared about without the error coming up. The files I did NOT restore were:

In Program Files\Winamp:

Lang (an empty folder)
iPod Transfer Log.txt
msvcr71.dll
nscrt.dll

In Program Files\Winamp\Plugins:

gen_orgler.dll
nscrt.dll
pmp_activesync.dll
vis_avs.dat
vis_avs.dll

In Application Data\Winamp:

Winamp.pic
studio.xnf
demoedit.aac
auth.ini

In Application Data\Winamp\Plugins:

Gracenote (it's a folder)
cddiscs.dat
cddiscs.idx
gen_mud.ini
milk2.ini
vis_avs.dat

I hope this can help you guys troubleshoot your problem. What I would try to do is delete (or disable by adding ".bak") the files/folders I listed above and see if the problem goes away after each deletion/rename. Just by looking at the list of files I wrote down, I would say it's more likely to be a problem with the dll files (like nscrt.dll or vis_avs.dll), so you could try starting with those.

Or you can do a clean uninstall/reinstall like I did.
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....d=161361#clean
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Old 18th December 2009, 16:34   #10
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Yup, it's because you had gen_orgler.dll and auth.w5s from 5.56,
but unchecked Orgler in the 5.57 installer options.

http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....28#post2608028

We've fixed it so, in future, those two files get deleted by the installer if Orgler is unchecked.

The manual fix would be to either:

1. Close Winamp and remove:
%ProgramFiles%\Winamp\Plugins\gen_orgler.dll
%ProgramFiles%\Winamp\System\auth.w5s

(though the error will go away by just removing old gen_orgler.dll)

Or

2. Reinstall Winamp with Orgler checkmarked on the Choose Components page of the Installer Options.
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Old 18th December 2009, 18:52   #11
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5.57

use to love winamp - was the cleanest, simplest, least buggy of all music apps. 5.57 does not work for me. Error message is "this application has failed to start because MSVCR90.dll was not found. Re-installing...blah, blah, blah." Well, re-installing does not fix the problem and the dll is located in the winamp folder, as well as in Windows system folder. No time to play around trying to fix this... way, way too busy. Downgrading to 5.56 until the fine folks at winamp get their act together.

Simple is better.
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Old 19th December 2009, 18:03   #12
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The latest download of 5.57, which was fixed 17 Dec 09 or so, seems to work with no problems for me. I did have to revert to my backup copy of winamp.bm (winamp bookmarks) when I uninstalled 5.57 and installed 5.56 to get away from the problems the original 5.57 had.
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Old 19th December 2009, 20:30   #13
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I've installed the patch, and then tried copying the modified elevatorps.dll file, but Winamp's asking me for UAC confirmation every time it loads. At least it's not crashing any more, but far from ideal...

I'm running Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2.
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Old 19th December 2009, 20:43   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by malfidus10
I've installed the patch, and then tried copying the modified elevatorps.dll file, but Winamp's asking me for UAC confirmation every time it loads. At least it's not crashing any more, but far from ideal...

I'm running Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2.
Try unchecking "Restore file associations at Winamp startup" in Prefs -> File Types
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Old 20th December 2009, 11:11   #15
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^ That's sorted it. Thanks
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Old 20th December 2009, 12:01   #16
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I downloaded 5.57 for my 6+ year old WindowsXP SP3 system and keep getting the msvcr90.dll not found despite the file being in the Microsoft folder in the Winamp directory. Uninstalling and reinstalling does not help. Moving the file into the Winamp directory just causes another error. Help! Have been using Winamp for years.
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Old 20th December 2009, 12:18   #17
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Quote:
Originally posted by GDeanG
I downloaded 5.57 for my 6+ year old WindowsXP SP3 system and keep getting the msvcr90.dll not found despite the file being in the Microsoft folder in the Winamp directory. Uninstalling and reinstalling does not help. Moving the file into the Winamp directory just causes another error. Help! Have been using Winamp for years.
I'm not exactly supernerd or anything, but try this: Click your start button (usually in the lower left corner of your screen), select Run... from the dropdown menu, then type this into the box that appears

regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Winamp\Microsoft.VC90.CRT\msvcr90.dll"

Be sure to include the quotation marks; you can just copy the above line and paste it into the Run... box unless your msvcr90.dll file is someplace other than the path I specified. In that case, substitute the path to your msvcr90.dll file for

C:\Program Files\Winamp\Microsoft.VC90.CRT\

I think you'll get some kind of 'success' message if this works. HTH.
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Old 20th December 2009, 12:58   #18
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Thanks for the suggestion, but I got a runtime error from the Visual C++ Runtime Library: R6034 I wonder if my ancient system is too old to support the newer C++ dll's?
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Old 20th December 2009, 14:28   #19
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Uninstall Winamp, then try downloading and installing the Visual C++ Runtime from Microsoft:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=A5C84275-3B97-4AB7-A40D-3802B2AF5FC2&displaylang=en

(Click the download button on the Microsoft web page linked to above) Then check for Microsoft updates. Finally, install winamp 5.57. Good luck.

I forgot that the forum blocks URLs. Go to Microsoft.com and search for "Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)". There should be a download button inside a blue horizontal bar if you land on the right Microsoft page.
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Old 20th December 2009, 15:09   #20
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Win Vista 64bit here. Also crashing on startup after new install. I never install Orgler in 5.56, and deselected it in this 5.57 install. Still getting a crash on start.

DJ Egg's "Delete Orgler Files" answer doesn't help as I don't have any of those files here.

I am being shown the "Initial Settings" wizard, and then it crashes as I hit Finish in there.

IMHO this is a UAC issue when attempting to change the File Association settings.

Edit: THE SOLUTION (Found in another thread, DJ Egg explains how to bypass this New Installation Wizard)

If you close the installer (or use Task Mgr to kill it)
and then go to %AppData%\Winamp folder
(the folder where Winamp saves settings)
and edit these lines in winamp.ini (in Notepad) as follows:

[WinampReg]
NeedReg=0
IsFirstInst=0
WAVer=5.57

(note, those lines should already exist, so just edit the values only)

Save winamp.ini

This solution did mean I got dumped with the Bento skin - but quick to reset. Winamp also had ticked "Restore File Associations at Winamp Start-Up" which caused UAC to kick in on start. Once I cleared that tickbox, the UAC prompt stayed away.

Looks like these bits of the installer were rushed out for Xmas with not enough testing...

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Old 20th December 2009, 18:26   #21
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Unrelease 5.57, take it away

I thought I was good to go with 5.57, but it only plays the audio and won't display the video on a Windows Media stream I've watched for years with Winamp. I uninstalled 5.57 once again and reinstalled 5.56. Now everything works great and I know that I'll wait for 5.58 or 6 and that I'll watch the forums for a while after the next version is released before I install it. 5.57 should be unreleased--it's alienating many formerly loyal Winamp users.
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Old 20th December 2009, 20:30   #22
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If you're getting elevatorps.dll or msvcr90 errors at startup on Vista
(which is different to the nde.dll error outlined in the first post of this thread)

then run the Winamp Update Pack v5.57a installer from the Winamp 5.57 Released thread.

The update pack will install msvcr90.dll & Elevator.exe & elevatorps.dll properly.

Alas, something screwed up in the 5.57 installer which prevented those files being installed & registered properly under Vista.

Alternatively, rename the Winamp 5.57 installer that you originally downloaded to something like asdf.exe and run it again, and everything will work ok <-- how mental is that!?!?!

Or wait for 5.571, which fixes everything and more, and might even be with us before the night is out...


ps. I think I need a vacation after this...
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Old 21st December 2009, 00:03   #23
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Square Pegger: I followed your instructions and got the Microsoft file. I must have had the 2008 SP1 version installed because I was given 2 options: Repair or Uninstall; I chose to Repair and still got the same error after following ALL of your instructions.
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Old 21st December 2009, 00:48   #24
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@GDeanG

Please see my posts in this thread for the relevant fix :-)

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Old 21st December 2009, 01:59   #25
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Hot off the press....

Winamp 5.57 (builds 2789 or 2792) to 5.571 (build 2810) Official Upgrade Pack


Fixes all known issues (within reason)...


[EDIT]

Alternatively, full 5.571 installer links are now available:
Downloads | Info & Changelog
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Old 21st December 2009, 08:00   #26
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I'm going to wait a while and closely watch forum posts for users' reports that a new version is copacetic before I budge from 5.56.
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