I'm getting this popup sometimes on my Dell Windows 8 (upgraded from Windows 7) Laptop. I want to know why I get this and how to stop it.

pcdrsysinfosoftware.p5x - Entry Point Not Found

The procedure entry point SymSetScopeFromInlineContext could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\dbgeng.dll

Screenshot of popup

  • install a newer Version of the Debugging Tools for Windows Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 5:26

1 Answer 1


So you keep getting:

The procedure entry point SymSetScopeFromInLineContext could not be located in the dynamic link library


dbgeng.dll is a Windows system file. If it has been corrupted, you can repair it like this:

  1. open an administrative command prompt
  2. type this command (w/o quotes) "sfc /scannow"

If sfc /scannnow doesn't works, I suggest trying the new advanced boot options in Windows 8:

  1. Hold Win + R (Windows Key and R at the same time)
  2. TYPE: shutdown /r /o /f /t 00

The computer will reboot, Select:


At the command prompt, type:

sfc /scannow /offbootdir=d:\ /offwindir=d:\windows

Source: http://www.pcdoctor-community.com/forum/index.php?topic=687.0

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