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How to fix Scanpst.exe entry point not found error?

4th March, 2014
Scanpst.exe is the tool used for repairing damages PST file in Outlook. But sometimes it generates error which prevents it from taking further action to repair the file. The tool is provided by Microsoft to fix the damage of PST file. The primary function of the tool is to check the header of the damaged PST file then the data structure. It then repairs the header and recovers the data from the data structure by reading the repaired header. But sometimes the application generates error exactly while accessing the header. It stops the reparing process leaving the file unrepaired.


The error message which user exactly faces while repairing the file is mentioned below which will further help in understanding the message.
Scanpst.exe - entry point not found
The procedure entry point RCVR_Scan32@28 could not be located in the dynamic link library SCNPST32.dll

The message clearly points towards the unlocated or inaccessible starting point of the PST file. The tool doesn't know from where to start repairing the PST file. There can be various reasons behind the occuring of such error while using Inbox repair tool(another name for inbuilt repair utility). Some of them could be incomplete installation of Outlook, damage of log file or when PST file is intensely corrupted.

There are few initial steps which Outlook users can take to fix this error. And if the error doesn't get fixed then using the third party automatic Outlook PST repair tool will be only option for the Outlook user. Some of the steps to fix Scanpst.exe entry point not found error are mentioned below:

  • First of all move on to repair the MS Office suite. User can Run appwiz.cpl directly if using Office in Win XP. For later version of Win OS, right click on MS Office suite in All Programs menu and select Repair.
  • If the problem doesn't sorts out then reinstall Outlook or Office and again try to repair the PST file. User can also export the PST file to another PC and repair their file using the inbox repair tool of the Outlook installed on remote PC.
  • If all the option fails the go for third party automatic Outlook PST repair tool.

Automatic tool is specially designed software to fix the damage of PST file. It doesn't matter whether the file is very large, severely corrupt or the log file is damaged. The tool uses highly sophisticated algortihm to fix all kinds of damage of PST file. It restores complete data whether it be email, contacts, calendars, notes, tasks, etc. The is alternative solution for Outlook user when Scanpst.exe fails to respond.