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Side by Side Configuration Error (Attempted several 'easy' fixes already)

Question: Side by Side Configuration Error (Attempted several 'easy' fixes already)

Ok so I am going to go straight into the good stuff.

Essentially I launch Dragon Age and get an error about side by side configuration. I have already done an enormous amount of research on this subject and have found that the problem is usually attributed to the C++ Redistributable from Microsoft.

I tried to remedy this problem 3 different ways (manually working from a system restore point where Dragon Age & Bioshock 2 did not work, but Mass Effect 2, Call of Duty MW2, and the Original Bioshock were still fully functional) this system restore point had the Microsoft 2008 C++ Redistributable installed, and again the games I listed in parenthesis were working fine.

I first uninstalled the 2008 Redistributable and downloaded and installed the 2005 Redistributable, restarted the computer (even though it did not prompt me) and ran into a massive error. Essentially, this install made every game unplayable (all of those I listed above).

Next, I uninstalled the 2005 Redistributable and reinstalled the 2008 without a restart, and tried to launch every game listed above. Of course, I was back to square one, with Dragon Age and Bioshock 2 still giving me the side by side configuration error.

Lastly I tried launching each game through the program 'depends.exe' (using the .exe) to see exactly which dependencies each game required. Of course, both Dragon Age and Bioshock 2 gave me the side by side configuration, telling me that a MSVCP80.dll file could not be found within my system. A quick google search later let me know that this file was part of the 2005 C++ Redistributable package.

My drivers, directX, etc are all up to date (I fixed these first), and I'm so frustrated right now, as I am bouncing back between 'somewhat working' and 'completely broken'.

If any fix could be thrown out there, that'd be greatly appreciated, and I will be checking back very often to try to work with you guys. My question is simply: Is there some type of conflict of compatibility between 2005 and 2008, or is there some way to have both installed on the computer at once?

I am running Vista Service Pack 2

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Preferred Solution: Side by Side Configuration Error (Attempted several 'easy' fixes already)

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Answer: Side by Side Configuration Error (Attempted several 'easy' fixes already)

This error is by no means fixed, however I thought that I would post in some detailed error information from my event viewer (please read the first post, however, as my problem is unique):

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files\Dragon Age\bin_ship\daorigins.exe". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC80.CRT,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="8.0.50727.4053" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.

Activation context generation failed for "c:\program files\2k games\bioshock 2\sp\builds\binaries\BIOSHOCK2.EXE". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC80.CRT,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="8.0.50727.4053" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.

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First post...

I am coming to you as a last resort. I built my own PC and installed Vista Ultimate 64 bit OEM edition. Has been working fine for ~2 years.
Now every time I attempt to open a program I get the error "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail".

The only progam that is barely working is IE 64 bit edition. I cannot download or run any files.

Microsoft wants 59$ to speak to a technical support representative(What a joke, multibillion dollar company wants extra $ for tech support??...).

Doing a ton of research I have tried various things to remedy this with no avail. System restore did not work. Doing a sfc /scannow in command prompt does not work, it does not even run. Wasted 3 hours of my life doing a thorough checkdisk as well.

The error in the event log is as follows...
Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.windows.c..-controls.resources_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.6001.18000_en-us_72e6f33f34dfabb9.manifest" on line 18. Invalid Xml syntax.

So the problem has to do with this manifest file? I really am clueless as to my next move. I can not download and run anything at all.... Can I do a Vista repair installation with my OEM version?

Should I try and get my hands on a cheap upgrade version of Windows 7?

Answer:Vista x64: Side by side configuration error, no programs work halp :(

Welcome
Until our Forum expert in this area, Niemiro, comes on line, maybe this will give you a lead.
side by side configuration

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i cant open my windows live movie maker due to Side by Side configuration error. Can anyone help me?

Answer:Windows Live movie Maker Side by Side configuration error

Isn't that a Win 7 app?

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When trying to open a number of programmes including Microsoft Works Word processor is "application cannot be opened as side by side configuration is incorrect"

How do I tackle this please!

Answer:Error message: "application cannot be opened as side by side configuration is incorrect"

Hi

To be honest I never meet such problem with the operating system but firstly I would recommend trying to repair the OS.

Boot up the notebook and press F8. Then choose option called Repair the Computer.
Now you will see a some options. Here I would recommend choosing the first option called: Startup Repair.
This option automatically fixes problems that are preventing Windows from starting.
But I?m not quite sure if this is good enough to fix your issue with the system.

If this does not help I would recommend reinstalling this Microsoft Works package.

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On quite a few different programs, i'm getting the error message:

"The application has failed to start because its side by side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail"

I've read so many forums online where people have had a similar issue, but nothing has been helpful. The most common suggestion is related to VisualC++ but when i installed it, I got the same error! I tried running it without saving, then I saved it and tried running it, again the same error.

I've opened the event viewer, theres quite a few 'sidebyside' error messages, but I dont know what to do with any of that information. The first side by side error is this one:

Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls,language="*",processorArchitecture="X86",publicKeyToken="6595b64144ccf1df",type="win32",version="6.0.0.0"
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Silverlight\4.0.50524.0\Silverlight.Configuration.exe

I havn't a clue how it started, my computer was fine yesterday, I opened it today to these errors, I tried rebooting but it didnt help.

If any more information is needed, I'll provide what I can.
Thanks

Answer:side-by-side configuration is incorrect error on multiple programs?

Follow the instructions here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135 to install VisualC++

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Suddenly out of the blue nothing opens - Am not a programmer and don't understand all this lingo have 4 0r 5 redistributible programs C++ 2005, 2008 etc with all relevant service packs - NO LUCK - this is killing me am looking for work and can't get to my resume can't open any programs at all - adobe, microsoft office NOTHING please tell me how to restore my system files to default and start over
 

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I have encountered a very stressful problem, whenever I attempt to open Word (2007), or Excel I get an error message which says:
"The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail."
I have been combing forums for the past 12 hours and have attempted several suggested fixes, to no avail. Such as those suggested:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/officeversionother-officeinstall/word-2007-will-not-open-it-says-the-side-by-side/5cf5bc15-8ab8-470b-bb99-df26bade6e4f
An

Answer:Side By Side Configuration Error when Opening Word 2007

Don't know if this will help CLICK HERE

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Hello Richard,

I've run a scan and the result appears encouraging:

"Windows Resource Protection" did not find any integrity violations."

Attached is a copy of the results: sfcdetailsFrancaBB.txt

I'm moving on to the sxstrace ... according to Lorien's directions.

George

Answer:Side-by-side configuration error after Quicken 2010 upgrade

Hello George!

Well done on creating a new thread. Thanks for that!

Well, nothing wrong in the SFC log. That has got to be good - as long as we get a lead from one of the other logs!

Thanks for continuing on. I am afraid that I can do nothing until I get those other logs, as that SFC logs showed nothing wrong.

Again, thank you, and the very best of luck!

Richard

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I have Vista. When someone sends me an Adobe document I can't open it. The error message says that my side by side configuration is inaccurate. If I save the document to my desktop, I can then open Adobe and open it from there but it is a hassle. Why can't I just open the document from the source?

Answer:Adobe Reader - side by side configuration is inaccurate error

Latest version of Acrobat? Tried uninstalling and re-installing to see if it fixes it?

Didn't do something silly like use a duplicate file utility or remove things from the WinSxS folder?

Better option, use Foxit instead,

Foxit Software - Foxit Reader for Windows

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Windows 7, on Toshiba Laptop, all of the recent windows updates have been installed.
I was having issues running the new zynga game on facebook, the ville. I assumed that it was a resource hog and didn?t like the laptop, and it was possible that I didn?t have the most recent installment of Adobe flash, so I upgraded that as well. It still wouldn?t run. So I decided to clean up the hard drive.
I used control panel to uninstall a game that the kids no longer play because it?s now obsolete. I also uninstalled Quickbooks (it wasn?t just quickbooks, it was a bunch of crapware that was installed on the laptop when we purchased it, but since we don?t use quickbook I figured we could get rid of it.) the only reason I bother stating all of this is because I believe in full disclosure. You never know which action caused the issue so it?s best to tell it all. Sorry for the ramble.
I have been noticing that the machine was running slower lately, so that is why I decided to de-clutter the hard drive.
After doing this and rebooting I found that I was unable to run Rockmelt, it came up with the following:
Error: The application has failed to start because the side by side configuration is incorrect please see the application event log or use the command line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail
I consider myself a fair pc tech so I have been troubleshooting this for most of the day by searching it out on the internet, for the most part I have been told to update the C++ redist, I have m... Read more

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HI all,

Well my low post count is going to get a bit bigger.

On my desktop this morning I received this error,

The application has failed to start because its side by side configuration is incorrect.....
Spent lots of time googleing and have done disc checks, start-up repair sfc /checknow, (or something like that as that was this morning), and all came up ok.

Next coarse of action looks like un-install and re-install of the .net framework and the Visual C++. Now that seems like a good idea but same error is coming up when trying to run the installers as there .exe..

Only managed to get files of the net by laptop.
Looks like repair install might be next

Any advise on how to get the .exe files running would be great. As it seems Im going nowhere till then.

Thanks
Timon

Answer:Side by side configuration incorrect...? Error stopping 95% of .exe

Sorry, also cant uninstall anything through control panel ether... so sad.
Thanks

*Edit*

I had wondered if it could have been a bit of nasty software, as was opening up some links to some screen shots of TPB and had a few more pop ups than I was happy with... closed them all of cause and didn't end up with anything downloaded that I was aware of. Only bring this up as this error seems to be linked with software install problems too.

Thanks

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Good Morning,
I have three identical machines all running Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 2. All three have Office Home and Student 2010 installed. On one machine I have to keep uninstalling and reinstalling Office because I get the side by side configuration error on a random and recurring basis. Is there a permanent fix for this? I have the free upgrade for Windows 7 Home Premium for all three machines but have not used them because I am generally happy with Vista. Would upgrading to Win7 possibly help?
Thanks in advance for any help.

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Hi,
My Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard worked fine on Vista 64 Premium. Since upgrading to Vista 64 Ultimate, I get side-by-side configuration errors. I've uninstalled Setpoint, downloaded newer versions, reinstalled, installed the C++ Redistributable Package, but nothing eliminates the error. Has anyone had any success in resolving this problem?

Answer:Ultimate 64 Setpoint side by side configuration error

Hi newcitysue

Click the link in my sig and under step 2 download and install everything there, then reboot

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Hi everyone,

I am really new and not technically savvy like most of you seem to be!

I actually tried upgrading my iphone and that lead to having to upgrade itunes and that returned a side by side configuration error which I have spent hours trying to google and resolve - with no success. If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated! I'm not sure what info you need or even where to start anymore. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Side by side configuration error when trying to install itunes

Hello megang,

My daughter's name is Megan Grace (MeganG) - you're not her are you?

Try running the System File Checker (SFC) - follow Option 2 of this SevenForums tutorial and attach your results (see option three to "shrink" the results) when you next post. You might have to run SFC a few times to completely resolve the SxS issues.

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Running Windows 7. MS Office Basic 2007 will not open up word, excel, and outlook. I get the side by side configuration error. In checking the event log, it says that the Snap MMC would not start. I am totally lost and do not want to reformatt the hard drive.

I have uninstalled all the .NET programs and the office program. I ran all the Windows updates. I uninstalled the Visual C ++ programs and reinstalled them.

Please help.
 

Answer:Office 2007 side by side configuration error

Hi, welcome to the forum,

I have never heard of this but found this using Google :

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/winsdk/sidebysideerror.aspx

Maybe you can find your solution here,

Good luck

BTW, no need to format.
 

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Hey guys im having a problem with Windows Live Messenger.

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe".Error in manifest or policy file "" on line . A component version required by the application conflicts with another component version already active. Conflicting components are:. Component 1: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.4148_none_5090ab56bcba71c2.manifest. Component 2: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.1_none_e163563597edeada.manifest.

This is what is displayed in my Event Viewer and i have no idea to fix it. Any help would be greately appreciated.

Andrew

Answer:Windows Live Side-by-Side Configuration Error

Hello Andrew!

Welcome to the Vista Forums! I hope you enjoy your time here! Thanks for creating a new thread!

This error isn't the easiest to fix, but it also shouldn't be impossible.

Basically, although Windows can store two different version of a component, it cannot actually run two different versions at the same time.

The main available versions for that component are:


Code:
file:///C:/Windows/winsxs/Manifests/x86_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.21022.8_none_bcb86ed6ac711f91.manifest

file:///C:/Windows/winsxs/Manifests/x86_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.1_none_e163563597edeada.manifest

file:///C:/Windows/winsxs/Manifests/x86_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.4148_none_5090ab56bcba71c2.manifest

file:///C:/Windows/winsxs/Manifests/x86_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.4974_none_50940634bcb759cb.manifest
As you can see, neither of the conflicting components is using the very latest file version. Now, what to do about it!

Windows Live is a Microsoft product. It is unusual for a Microsoft Product to have this sort of old file versioning issue, as long as it is up to date.

Can you please download a new copy of Windows Live Messenger from here: Windows Live Messenger 2011 - Instant messaging (IM), video chat

and install all of your Windows Updates.

If this doesn't fix it, we can look at more technical fixes, but hopefully we won't have to go there.

Thanks again, and the very best of luck,

Richard

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Need ur help. Right now im using personal laptop at home. I tried to install AVG 8.5 last 2 days and after installing in which it cant be installed,..i mean after rollback,my software are having probs. When I tried to open a microsoft word document, it shows an error msg..' The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail.'

I did once installed C++ redistributable package x64 bit but wen i realised that mine is x32 i immediately uninstall but still the above error appears

Could you help me see wats wrong with it and what should i do..I cant do system restore to earlier date as the earliest date is after i installed the avg 8.5..Pls reply soonest possible..
 

Answer:Side by side configuration error in Vista 32 bit

If AVG won't install (though you didn't mention why), it may be because you are infected.

Read the sticky and post a log in the Malware forum. After cleaning, you can then deal with other problems.
 

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I'm trying to install free software called audacity. I'm facing the error of "side by side configuration". I was facing this trouble in windows 7. Feeling frustrated, I updated to windows 10. Unfortunately, this error is still there and I am unable to install this free software. I also double checked and downloaded the exe again but the trouble is not gone. Please help

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This problem appears after the Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3198586) update.

After the update, several applications will not run - the error stating "its side-by-side configuration is incorrect" Deleting the update resolves the problem, but I can't seem to block the update.
Intel Core i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 16.0 GB memory, 64-bit operating system

(Update doesn't seem to affect my Dell XPS 14 laptop)

How do I fix this issue?

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Okay, so my computer (Toshiba Satellite M305-S4848) was working perfectly fine this morning, then it died because the charger fell out. When I tried to turn it back on, it said that Windows could not start up & took me to the start up repair screen. Apparently, it tried to repair itself & let me start my computer up, but now, whenever I try to open ANY program, it has that side-by-side configuration error. When I tried searching for a solution, other forums said to open a command prompt and type in sfc /scannow which I did & it gave me the results, but now IDK what to do...someone please help!!!

Answer:PLEASE HELP! Side-by-side configuration error on ALL programs

We have this recent thread on the subject. Pay particular attention to comments made my Lorien and Niemiro
side by side configuration
The two mentioned, above, have the most pertitent answers to the problem and they are two of the best. Hope that they can help you.

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Hello,
I have always lurked around the site,
but this is my first ever post for help
=)

My problem is this:
I am running Windows Vista 64 bit on an ASUS laptop and, after some "experimenting" with binding EXE's on XP and moving them over to Vista,
I started receiving the dreaded error message "This program has failed to start because it's side by side configuration is incorrect". Now, I'm no noob when it comes to computers...
But I have tried everything I can think of to resolve this problem.
THe most common solution I have found is to install the Visual C++ Redistributable, thing is...
When I run the installation EXE, the same error appears.
I have attempted running in safe mode, system restore, and all the usual options, and every thread with this same problem is often ignored, therefore I have not been able to find a solution.

Can ANYONE here please help me?
My father needs this laptop for his work...
and it has been out of commission for almost a week now,
so any help short of a repair installation would be greatly, greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Side by Side configuration error- on every program!

Hmm, so as I was spending my night last night trying to fix it...
I realized that I am able to install the 32 bit Redistributable,
but it makes no difference...
Does no one have a solution?
='[
*EDIT*
Crap,
sorry,
I just saw this button after I posted...
=X
 

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I'm trying to install free software called audacity. I'm facing the error of "side by side configuration". I was facing this trouble in windows 7. Feeling frustrated, I updated to windows 10. Unfortunately, this error is still there and I am unable to install this free software. I also double checked and downloaded the exe again but the trouble is not gone. Please help

Answer:Error - side by side configuration as incorrect.

Hello, archz3.

Please try the following:

1. Open your start menu.
2. Search %temp%, and press enter.
3. Delete the files in the temp folder.
4. Restart your computer.
5. Re install Audacity.

Also, cleaning out your %temp% folder every 2-3 days is good, it removes files that you don't need, freeing up some space on your harddrive.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8181 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 699987 MB, Free - 355233 MB; D: Total - 15359 MB, Free - 7490 MB; J: Total - 953859 MB, Free - 17 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0N826N
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

Using the above system, I downloaded the trial version of PaintShop Pro X4 Ultimate. After installation, I clicked on the icon to start the program, and I get this error message:
(Red X) C:\Program Fileks (x86)\Corel\Corel PaintShop Pro X4\Corel PaintShop Pro.exe

The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please
see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail.
This program is the ONLY ONE that comes up with the error message. My PaintShop Pro X2 Ultimate runs fine. I have tried most of the solutions found in this forum and Microsoft's with no success. Thanks.
 

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This problem appears after the Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3198586) update.

After the update, several applications will not run - the error stating "its side-by-side configuration is incorrect" Deleting the update resolves the problem, but I can't seem to block the update.
Intel Core i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 16.0 GB memory, 64-bit operating system

(Update doesn't seem to affect my Dell XPS 14 laptop)

How do I fix this issue?

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I was hoping someone could help with this, I'm getting an error when ever I try to open any MS Office apps which says "The application has failed to start because it's side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application even log for more detail"
After looking at the event log I find AESTFilters error: 1063 StartServiceDispatcher failed. I have no idea what that means and after doing some research I find that AEST is from a company called Andrea ST Filter Service which is to filter sound from the Mic, but I don't see how this is affecting all of the Office programs.
I've tried installing all of the drivers, OS and other application CD's that came from Dell but when I install the Office software it keeps giving me the error. Does anybody have any idea as to what this is or how to fix it?
 

Answer:Side-by-Side Configuration error

You might try a system restore to when it was working.
 

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I do not know anything about how to go about fixing this. I have read everything i can and i am still at a loss. Tried to download fixes for this but my downloads will not install, when i try to open them , the open button is grayed out. Also uninstalled my avg virus protector cause i read where this causes it. Then went to updates and updated. Restarted my computer, Still nothing helped. Can someone please tell me what to do? Thanks so much for any help i can get.
 

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Hi I have the same message 'the application has failed to start because its side by side configuration is incorrect' I first got the message a few days ago after my wife downloaded 'citrix' so she could work from home!!!! Anyway I can open explorer, adobe etc. I have downloaded the C++ files on another computer (as I cant get online) and transferred them via usb drive but when I try to open the self extracting file I get the 'side by side' error message on this also. I'm stuck PLEASE HELP someone!! I have tried to remove the citrix thing but it says its already removed (but still shows on the list?) I have an SXS trace if this helps....it shows a syntax error (See below)

INFO: Manifest Definition Identity is Microsoft.Windows.IsolationAutomation.ProxyStub,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="6595b64144ccf1df",type="win32",version="1.0.6000.16386".
ERROR: Line 18: XML Syntax error.
ERROR: Activation Context generation failed.

Have also tried to recover to before my wifes instilation but it wont let me!
Can anyone help? How do I load those c++ patches/files when I cant even open them???? MILLIONS OF THANKS IN ANTICIPATION OF SOME BRAINBOX WHO WILL TELL ME HOW TO GET OUT OF THIS ONE! Kind regards Paul

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when i try to open any of the office 2010 applications i get the message: the application failed to start because the side by side configuration is incorrect. does anyone know how to correct this? (this pc runs win vista home premium sp2)i did an SFC/scannow and there was nothing to report. i did a sxstrace and have the following output: INFO: Parsing Manifest File C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\WINWORD.EXE.
INFO: Manifest Definition Identity is winword,processorArchitecture="X86",type="win32",version="14.0.5123.5000".
INFO: Reference: Microsoft.VC90.CRT,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",versio n="9.0.30729.1"
INFO: Resolving reference Microsoft.VC90.CRT,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",versio n="9.0.30729.1".
INFO: Resolving reference for ProcessorArchitecture x86.
INFO: Resolving reference for culture Neutral.
INFO: Applying Binding Policy.
INFO: Find publisher policy at C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_policy.9.0.microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30304.0_none_7db1 e53ddcf5e248.manifest
INFO: No binding policy redirect found.
INFO: Begin assembly probing.
INFO: Did not find the assembly in WinSxS.
INFO: Attempt to probe manifest at C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_32\Microsoft.VC90.CRT\9.0.30729.1__1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b\Microsoft.VC90.CRT.DLL.
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Answer:side by side configuration error

i thought i would take a break from trying to get office to work, so, i installed CallofDuty Black Ops on the computer and the problem went away. it seem that the game had visualc++ 2010 reddistributable and by installing that it fixed the problem. odd isnt it?

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I am getting a side-by-side configuration error. I worked through a post by niemiro (Richard). Couldn't get it working, decided to reimage my machine to factory. Even that didn't fix it. After reimaging I reinstalled all Vista Updates and the redistributes listed with no luck.
In the thread I was following, that leaves me at uploading sfcdetails.txt and sxstrace.txt. I am only having this issue with one program, so I ran the same program 3 times. After looking at the log files, it appears my sfcdetails only found an error with the ini for the sidebar ( which microsoft said to ignore ) and I couldn't make heads or tails out of sxstrace.txt.
If anyone is available to help, it would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Side-By-Side Configuration Error.

Hello oriontal, and welcome to the Vista Forums!

Very, very well done on uploading those logs. You have done them perfectly, and have done very, very well by yourself!

As you have worked out, the SFC log is absolutely fine. Nothing to do there.

However, the albeit slightly confusing SXS Trace log has shown to me what I think is the problem.

I think that this problem is actually with the one piece of software you are having a problem with (NoScrubs IRIS)

I think that your issue lies in a Conflict between Processor Specific and Processor Agnostic assembly references.

What this actually means in normal English is that you are running 64bit Windows as you say that you are, and NoScrubs IRIS asks to start x86_microsoft.vc80.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.3053_none_d08d7bba442a9b36.manifest. However, later on, it asks to start either x86_microsoft.vc80.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.3053_none_d08d7bba442a9b36.manifest or the 64bit equivalent when required. This starts two copies of the same component, and causes your error.

Don't worry too much about this explanation. However, it is only my best theory. I need to check that this guess of mine is correct. I think that this is actually an error with the NoScrubs IRIS software, and if required, we can contact IRIS. However, before we contact the developers of that software, I shall see if there is anything I can do to fix it, or prove that it is the developer's problem to solve.

Right, I need to take a copy of the Manifest fi... Read more

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Hi I get the following error message when trying to load eBay Turbolister 2 program "side by side configuration error.I have looked at several old threads on this forum discussing possible fixes for this error but none actually work for me.

From event viewer the error message in more detail:

Log Name: Application
Source: SideBySide
Date: 29/09/2012 12:47:49
Event ID: 78
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Dave-Laptop
Description:
Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe".Error in manifest or policy file "" on line . A component version required by the application conflicts with another component version already active. Conflicting components are:. Component 1: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.4148_none_5090ab56bcba71c2.manifest. Component 2: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.1_none_e163563597edeada.manifest.
<Data>C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.4148_none_5090ab56bcba71c2.manifest</Data>
<Data>C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.1_none_e163563597edeada.manifest</Data>

It looks like to me a conflict between Windows Live Messenger and Turbo Lister.Any ideas on how to fix it ?

As I said I ... Read more

Answer:Side by Side Configuration error

Hello David and welcome to the forums

Try installing this update:

Download: Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package ATL Security Update - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

Make sure you pick the x86 version

Tom

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Hello,

I installed a new program and when I try to open I get error "The application failed to start because the side-by-side configuration is incorrect.

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files\SerialIO.com\SerialMagic Pro\SerialMagicPro.exe". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC90.MFC,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",versio n="9.0.21022.8" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.

I've downloaded the current .NET and Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2013

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:Side-by-side configuration error

Welcome to SevenForums,

Looks it needs:

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)

Seems also that there's an order to respect when installing the different packages of Visual C++:

The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect.

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I am trying to install a new game i bought Microsoft flight simulator X i have tryed from installing all the Microsoft Visuals to installing a new copy of Vista and no luck so maybe someone will be able to help me

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I have two operatings systems. Windows 7 on one drive and Windows 8 on the other. I have a program called PowerDirector 11 installed on the Windows 7 drive. I went to install the said program on the Windows 8 drive, (to be able to access it from either drive) and when I try to open or run the .exe, I get the error "The application has failed to start because the side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more details." Not much information in the application event log. Don't know if anyone else has had this problem with Windows 8? Thanks in advance for any kind of help or suggestions.

Answer:Side by Side configuration error

This might be of some use.
Message: The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. | Chief Architect Help Database

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When i open my program this error message appears, when i download other program it appears again, i cannot use any program at the moment
Activation context generation failed for "C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\shell32.dll". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls,language="&#x2a;",processorArchitecture="&#x2a;",publicKeyToken="6595b64144ccf1df",type="win32",version="6.0.0.0"
could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.

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Last thread I only wanted to know how to restore my comp to factory settings. Refer to my previous thread for Computer specifications. Anyway, while trying to install Fallout 3, I click on the fallout 3 launcher.exe and it says E:\ Side by side config is incorrect etc etc. What do? Oh and trying to install the C++ redistributables doesnt work since an error appears.

Answer:Side by Side Configuration Error

Start with a system file check.
Type sfc /scannow into an elevated command prompt and press enter.

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I am looking on the forums, and a lot of people have been having these errors. Unfortunately so am I, I was going through some of these and ran the Command Prompt sfc scan. The problem it came up with was...

"Windows Resource Preotection found corrupt files but ws unable to fix some of them.
Details are included in the CBS.Log"

Then when I try to open te CBS.Log access is denied... Does anyone know why windows hasnt figured out a way to prevent this sort of thing from happening yet?

Answer:Side-By-Side Configuration Error

it looks like a system incompatibility

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I have a new Toshiba laptop ... with VistaX64. I receive an error message that reads "side by side configuration error" that doesn't allow me to continue. Any qick solutions to get rid of the problem? Thanks, Art

Answer:side by side configuration error

three things to try.

1. The "side-by-side" component is associated with the Vista Windows Resource
Protection (WRP). You may have a corrupted file in the SxS folder.

To resolve this issue, use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to repair
these files.
To do this, follow these steps:

1. Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All
Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run
as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a
confirmation, type the password, or click Allow/Continue.

2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
sfc /scannow
(The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces
incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.)

This may take some time to run, so be patient.

2. Install the vcredist_x86.exe http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

3. Install msxmli.msi http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

or read some where this might work also, run UE3Redist file in the Binaries/Windows folder and it fixes the problem

keep us informed.

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My youcam software has all of a sudden decided to stop working and I get the error message "your side by side configuration Is Incorrect, use the command line sxstrace.exe.
I tried the command line but I don't know how to use It. I have tried a system roll-back which did nothing. I can't even re/un-install youcam because It wont let me. I am running windows 7 premium on a Presario CQ57.
I checked the cam In device manager and all drivers are correct and the device Is working properly...somebody please help.

Answer:How can I fix a side by side configuration error?

Some help info here.

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hey guys ive been getting a side by side configuration error when i try to play dead space and when i try to use the new msn messenger. it all came all of the sudden i had the new messenger on my windows 7 beta and it was worknig fine put it on my vista 64 and down she went with this strange error. dead space i had played once (it was working fine on 32 bit) but after i went to start it again i got the same config error.

ive reinstalled all of the programs numerous times updated my visual c++ and so on but i dont no wat to do, this gives me no error number and ive never heard of it or seen it before.

please help me with this irritating problem

Answer:side by side configuration error

ok so i solved the problem and heres how to fix it incase anyone else encounters it.

go to the visual studio 2005 or 08 or watever your program requires folder in side your programs directory. in my case for dead space, it was under the "redistributables" folder in my game directory. reinstall the visual studio exe inside of there and it should all restart

the fact i didnt try that right away makes me feel a little dumb :P but i can see it being easy to overlook, especially when you look all over the internet and all the answers tell u to download ridiculous amounts of things or just reinstall your program

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I have just used the VAIO recovery tool and I am using windows vista..
I'm not sure why but when I try to open some programs it says this:
'The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail.'
Could someone please help me to fix this?

*
I have tried sfc/scannow
It says...
verification scan 98% complete.
Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations

Answer:Side by side configuration error

Hello, unfortunately , you are the 3rd " side by side" person this week, this seems to be a tough one to " fix " The best and last resort after this one or two articles posting fixes for this issue was to just do a reinstall of the OS.
You say you used a recovery tool, was this from your console that came installed with your computer ? I am suggesting that you retry that tool, and lets hope it works this time, or you will have to do a back to factory default setting if your recovery tool has that for a last option fix. Post back results, there are tutorials here for a repair install if you have a dvd that came with computer . Let us know what you need to get it back up and running.
You could try the " scf /scannow " using command prompt , restart, run it again, then restart, If after the 3rd running of the SFC tool, if you still have not got it fixed , then the registry will have to be repaired by a reinstall . Post back your results.

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Hi there,

I recently rebooted one day and I am now recieving errors like this on many programs (but not all)

"[App path]
The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail."

Ive done some research, and it seems some can fix this, and some cant. Im hoping some one here can help me out. I already tried uninstalling, and reinstalling some of the problem apps, as well as every redistributable I can for the MSVC libraries. No luck.

I cant even open the event viewer from the control panel. How ever I was able to get open by doing a search for the application and launching one of the 4 or 5 ones I found. I was able to track it down to a very specific winsxs dir. They are all the same. How ever I have no idea how to repair or find that file or what I am supposed to do there.

Im fairly competent at computers, so if you need any further info from me I should be able to provide that.

OS: Vista64 Ultimate with SP2

-begging- Please help me. I dont want have to restore from a 4 month old backup (at least I have a backup haha)

Here are a couple of the general info errors in the event viewer.
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Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\ObjectDockPlus2\Dock64.exe". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC90.DebugCRT,processorArchitecture="amd64",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32&qu... Read more

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Hi,
Im pretty new here and Im sure theres other posts for this error. Ive been looking all over to solve this issue and nothing has worked so far and I dont know what to do anymore. So Im very greatfull for any help you could give me.

I get this error for several programs like AVG and Windows Live Mail. I tried installing the C++ Redistributable 2005, 2005 SP1, 2008, 2008 SP1, 2010, 2010 SP1 but that didnt help. I also tried the command sfc/scannow but that turned up nothing. I tried running sxstrace.exe but it just comes up for like half a second and then disappears into the background. I then had a look in the event log but to be honest I have no idea what Im looking at or what I should even look for so I will just paste the log for AVG here and hopefully someone can help.

By the way I have a HP Pavillion Laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. Not sure what other information would be helpful.

I appreciate any help on this. I currently dont have an anti-virus program on my laptop so I really want to get this problem sorted. Dont really want to install windows agian.

So thanks again.
Sarah

Here the event log for avg:

<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="SideBySide" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49409">33</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
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Answer:side-by-side configuration error

Uninstall AVG it just loves to block the newer windows features for no apparent reason.
MSE is free and not perfect either but at least it doesn't have any known issues.
Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials
occasional side by side errors in the management console are practically normal, but they shouldn't be interfering with your use.

Side by side errors can also be caused by .net framework problems, so you can look into installing/reinstalling the .net framework stuff.

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So recently, I received a blue screen of death. The error was something along the lines of:
page_fault_in_nonpaged_area

When it restarted, windows advised me to perform a system file check. So I left my computer for a bit, and when I came back it was already at the logon screen. However, when I logged on and started firefox, first thing I noticed was that all my bookmarks and some extensions had been wiped.
I then tried to start Microsoft Word but I received the following error:

&quot;The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect&quot;;

I receive that error for most of my other programs.

When I tried to run event viewer, it says:

&quot;MMC could not create the snap-in&quot;

Please help. Is it possible to restore my applications without reinstalling them all?

Sysinfo Log:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3066 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 289804 MB, Free - 64740 MB; D: Total - 15359 MB, Free - 9693 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0F237N, A09, .2WZ222S.CN4864395K0725.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

EDIT: I ran SCF again. It said it detected corrupted files but when I restarted my computer, I am still unable to run most of my applica... Read more

Answer:Side-by-side configuration incorrect - application errors after System File Check

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So, I had the same problem as above. I had developed a dll using Qt that worked fine on my machine but would not register on another. The familiar "This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect..." appears when I ran the depencency walker on the dll.

So this was the solution that worked for me, which may help some others see what's going wrong here:

Within my dll the manifest emedded read:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestVersion="1.0">
<dependency>
<dependentAssembly>
<assemblyIdentity type="win32" name="Microsoft.VC80.DebugCRT" version="8.0.50608.0" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b"></assemblyIdentity>
</dependentAssembly>
</dependency>
</assembly>

It seemed that the assembly definition was not found upon my client computer. So then, from within my original computer's 'Windows\WinSxS' directory, I copied the 'x86_Microsoft.VC80.DebugCRT_1f...' directory and it's associated files within the 'Policies' and 'Manifests' directories onto the client computer. Once copied, the dll registrered fine.

Hope this helps...
 

Answer:Solved: application has failed to start as side by side configuration is incorrect

As above where?
 

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I get this message whenever i try to start ay program in the Microsoft office and with trillian. I have tried re installing office but have not had any success in getting the program to run. Is there anything i can do to get these programs running again?

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  10 downloads

Thanks,
Ryan

Answer:the application failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect

I saw that message in Office 2010 when I had it over more than one drive, program on C, files on E it went badly. ended up uninstalling an re-installing on just C:// and never had the issue again

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I booted up my new E450 and am getting this error: tvsukernel.exe The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Is this something I should be concerned about?

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This is the error I get when I tried to install Avast on my cousin's computer. The same error message appeared when I tried to install it on my own machine but all I had to do was uninstall and reinstall to get it to work. I gave up with it for my cousin's computer and just used that one that they had installed on their old machine. I want to get rid of Norton on my laptop, but don't want to be left hanging with no AV if I get the same error on my laptop. Anyone have any insight before I do this?
Thanks,
Spock96
 

Answer:the application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorre

Re: the application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is inc

You do not mention the version of windows on those two computers.

If Win 7
http://allinfoatoneplace.org/windows/avast-antivirus-error-application-failed-to-start/

if Vista read the last post in this thread
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=123424.msg937287#msg937287
 

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My friends computer is displaying the message: "the application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. please see the application log for more detail.", when trying to open Microsoft office and Windows live messenger.

Obviously the programs do not open.
How do we solve this?

Thanks, Joe.

Answer:the application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorre

I have seen this before. Do you have AVG installed? AVG and the C++ redistributable seem to conflict. Uninstalling and reinstalling both fixed it.

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I can't install or uninstall any software.
Most of the installed software are not working.
The default windows apps are working and few of the installed games are working (Witcher 3 - don't know how) .
Tried to reinstall Visual C++ Redistro but not working as none of exe files are opening with side by side config issue.

Answer:Side by side configuration issue since Windows 10 Update on 09 Aug 2016

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I can't install or uninstall any software.
Most of the installed software are not working.
The default windows apps are working and few of the installed games are working (Witcher 3 - don't know how) .
Tried to reinstall Visual C++ Redistro but not working as none of exe files are opening with side by side config issue. can you perform a sfc scan?
And check that there aren't any pending OS updates and app updates
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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Hey Guys,
I have a problem.   Last night, i was up all night, using my pc. I had quite a few tabs open (using chrome), and every once in a while, the cpu had a lot of Work to do, so the pc would respond more slow. During one of these slows, something different happened. Quite a lot of icons just turned into one of the old school Windows icons, most (if not all) of them being .exe files. I wanted to fix all of this, so I used Bullguard, and after that i wanted to use CCleaner. CCleaner didn't Work. Neither did the other programs. They gave me an error in the lines of:

"This version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) verion of the program."

Also, whenever i shut down my computer, or boot it up, an error pops up from LogonUI.exe:

"Error: C:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\wlidcredprov.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error"

I figured out how to fix this part. I simply installed Windows Live Essentials.
 
And when I open Google Chrome, it just gives me another error. It says that the side by side configuration is incorrect.
I tried uninstalling MyWinlocker but, it is still running in the system tray. I tried looking for a process called mwl.exe, but I can't find it.
 
Also, whenever the computer boots up, I am also greeted with a certain window. It's the window th... Read more

Answer:Bunch of errors - side by side configuration, version compatibility, etc.

Please run System File Checker
 
The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces corrupted and incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
 
Click on the Start orb and then type cmd in the Search programs and files box.
 
In the pane above the search box Programs will appear with cmd below it, right click on cmd and choose Run as administrator.
 
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, enter the password, or click Allow.
 
This will open the Elevated Command Prompt, it will look similar to the image below.
 

 
Type in sfc /scannow and then press Enter to start the scan.  Please notice the space between sfc and the /scannow.
 
If the scan finds no integrity  problems the scan will stop.  Type in exit, then press Enter to stop the scan.
 
When the scan is finished please post the log of this scan.
 
To find sfc /scannow log, type cmd in the Search programs and files box. 
 
cmd will appear above the search box under Apps., right click on it and choose Run as administrator, this will open the Elevated Command Prompt.  This will look simlar to the image above.
 
Copy and paste the following in the Elevated Command Prompt, then press Enter.  
 
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt
 
This will place a new icon on the desktop titled sfcdetails.  Double click on this ic... Read more

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My vista home premium was running perfectly until June 26, 2010 after a recommended download from the Microsoft update site.(Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile for Windows Vista x86 (KB982670)).

At first I couldn't even get on the internet at all. Local only network. Called my ISP, verified it was not their hardware, or my computer. Called Microsoft, they at least got me back to the internet. Now when I go to open programs that worked perfectly well before I get this message: "The application has failed to start because it side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail." A few programs still open, most do not. The ones that don't all come up with this same msg. These are the ones that don't open:
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0.exe
zoombrower Ex.exe a canon photo editing program,
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksWP.exe
" \ " \ " \WksCal.exe
" \ " \ " \wksdb.exe
" \ " \ " \WksSb.exe
" \ " \ " \wksss.exe
Norton Security Program c:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\3.8.0.41\uiStub.exe
Quicken WillMaker Plus 2009 c:\Program Files\Quicken WillMaker Plus 2009\qwp.exe
Windows Live:
c:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe
" \ " \ " \Photo Gallery\MovieMaker.exe
" \ " \ " \Photo Gallery\WLXPhotogallery.exe
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Hello
I have come across a few similar posts regarding this error message but mine seems to display a different error message when using the event log. I have noticed that the error messages posted by other users displayed are quite different e.g. D:\3ds
Max 2011\3dsmax.exe".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_policy.9.0.microsoft.vc90.openmp_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.4148_none_0e9108e3b72e14d4.manifest" on line 0. Invalid Xml syntax.
I dont receive such a detailed error message. My error message in event log is: Activation context generation failed for "S:\spa\spa.exe".Error
in manifest or policy file "S:\spa\spa.exe" on line 0. Invalid Xml syntax.
I am using a software called premier spa and it keeps failing to open. 
I just wanted to post my error message and see if anyone has any suggestions on how to fix this problem. 

Thank you.

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I just came home from work and there was a power failiure while I was working. I turned my computer back on and went to open Google Chrome, but this message appeared...

"The application has failed to start because its side by side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail."

I have no clue what this means or what to do. I'm using safari at the moment and went on google and all the instructions look really confusing. I know VERY little about computers and the terms and what not. So any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Answer:Help! Cant Open Google Chrome. Side by Side Configuration Is Incorrect.

If this "repair" does not work I would try a restore point if you have a recent one.

Message: The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. | Chief Architect Knowledge Base

Basically for Vista it is open Programs and Features from Control Panel, scroll to chrome and click Repair.

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"The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail."

First of all, I've gotten this on at least 3 different programs. Everyone who's written about this seems to think it's related to their specific program...it's not! Secondly, what I find here in the forum on the subject tells me there has been no solution...also am unable to find any on the 'net'. I think it acts like a virus and is spreading...

What's up with this??? Does anyone know...? It has kept me from opening iTunes so I can't work with my iPad anymore. Certainly there must be someone knowledgeable enough to know what this is and what to do about it...right?:

 

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I recently performed a Lenovo update on my T430si, and now I am getting an error that TvsuCommandLauncer.exe failed ot start because side-by-side configuration is incorrect.  This laptop is now running Windows 10 and also running very slow.  That is why I tried to do the Lenovo update, thinking it would help with performance. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to resolve this?

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Error Message:The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect.  Please see  the application event log for more detail. Looked at the event log but did not understand the info provided.  Also got error on PWRMGRV.OCX when clicking on Power Manager. Am not sure how this resolve these? Got my T61 today and did some cleanup.  Deleted Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Server and some other non-Thinkpad utilities.Message Edited by yvrwindsor on 04-07-2008 11:45 PM

Answer:At Vista startup, PWMTR32V.DLL side by side configuration problem

This was the error.Activation context generation failed for "C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\PWMTR32V.DLL". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC80.MFC,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="8.0.50608.0" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis. Found the answer. <http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/post?board.id=T_Series_Thinkpads&message.reply_to_id=4695> Download Microsoft Visual 8.0  <http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=200B2FD9-AE1A-4A14-984D-389C36F85647&displa...> and it worked.

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whenever i start an application an error comes out saying 'The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail.'i already did a lot of searching on the web such as installing that c++ 2005 v86 redistrituble, installing visual stuido 2008 sp1 and some other minor things. However this problem is still around. help will be appreciated thanks.

Answer:application failed to start because side-by-side configuration is incorrect.

I was going to tell someone to close this post coz i found a thread that is similar to this. but i dont know why the other thread that i just wrote in isnt bumped at all. Maybe because i wrote it more than 30 days after the previous post was written?

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Hi whenever i open the Microsoft word documents infact every microsoft application is not opening.

To fix this sissue steps taken

1)installed Microsoft visual c++ 2010 as all previous versions are already installed

2)run sfc /scannow result:corrupted files found but cannot repair

3)repaired Msoffice home and student edition

4)uninstalled msoffice

5)when reinstalling it won't install

6)so at the end i restored my system from where i started.

Can anybody please help me in resolving this issue
i am using windows vista home premium edition.

Answer:Application Failed to start side by side configuration incorrect

I have posted 3 posts for help but unfortunately no one has replied with solution on any of the issues so i think that no one here is bothered here to help. I am greatly disappointed by this forum as i joined to interact and get help and help others however i am not getting any help.

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Windows 7 64-bit. None of my applications or programs work not even internet explorer (sending this from another computer).

I ran HJT and this is what I got

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:26:34 AM, on 6/3/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16766)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSwMgr.exe
C:\Users\Aja\Documents\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://msn.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - URLSearchHook: Zynga Toolbar - {7b13ec3e-999a-4b70-b9cb-2617b8323822} - C:\Program Files
(x86)\Zynga\tbZyn1.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)
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Hello and thank you in advance for your help, I am in desperate need!

To be honest, I'm not entirely sure when this problem started as I haven't been on much the last week or so, but I've tried all the trouble shooting I could find but still cannot manage to fix this problem.

When I try to open Word or Excel I get an error message:
"The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail."

Not totally sure what that means, but I have ran an administrative command prompt of sfc/scannow, and all my bad files are fixed (at least that's what it tells me when I try to run it again)

I also read tips where it tells you to go to the Event Viewer to get more details on the side-by-side problem. Well this seems to be having a problem, too. I get an error message saying:
"MMC could not create the snap-in. The snap-in might not have been installed correctly.
Name: Event Viewer
CLSID: FX:{b05566ad-fe9c-4363-be05-714cbb7cb510}"

I did just get rid of the Scour redirect virus, and I'm 99% sure this was happening while I had that; not sure if it's related, but when I scan (and am doing another just to check) I come up clean.

Thanks again for your help!

Answer:Side-by-side configuration incorrect when trying to open excel & word

Well...have you tried uninstalling the MS Office suite...and then reinstalling?

It could have become damaged. Uninstalling/reinstalling, then updating it would take care of that possibiliity.

Louis

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I have extensively searched these forums for a solution to my problem but can't find it. I have found some similar problems, but none exactly the same, here is what happened:

I have a Windows7 computer running just fine. I pulled the hard drive out of my old computer and had installed it in the new one and it seems fine. I can access both drives and i all my files are there. The problem i am having is that i can't open any files from my old hard drive if the program they need to open is also on that old hard drive.

For example, my old hard drive has AutoCAD on it, my new hard drive doesn't. When i click on AutoCad i get the annoying "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect" message. This happens with lots of programs, not just AutoCAD. I have MS Office on the old hard drive but when I try to open a word or excel file it won't open. It's like the computer is trying to open files from my old hard drive with applications that are on my new drive. This is a problem because i cant afford to buy 2 copies of autoCAD and 2 copies of MS Office and 2 copies of every program i have.

I feel like there is a simple fix for this but i can't figure this one out.
Thank you for help!!!!

Answer:Installed 2nd hard drive....side-by-side configuration incorrect

Hi welcome to the forum.

to my knowledge you will need to reinstall the programs as you cant use programs that are installed on the hard drive from another computer as it will have writen registry items when the program was installed.

i'm sure someone will correct me if i am wrong.

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When I tries to run Glary Utilities 5.46, the following error message appears.
'The application has failed to start because the side by side configuration is incorrect please see the application event log or use the command line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail'

I had posted a question in Microsoft Community and did what the support engineer said, including repairing corrupted files with RestoreHealth and re-installation in compatible mode, but the side by side configuration error still appears. What else can I do?

The following have already been installed. http://fud.community.services.suppor...9-a0777b03746e

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After a BSOD, I restored to the latest configuration that allowed me to boot. Since then, virtually no applications will start, all giving me the side-by-side configuration errors. Uninstall fails. In fact, most programs are no longer even listed. The Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package also fails to start.

I found several posts around the web that suggested running SFC /scannow, which I did. It found errors, but was unable to fix them. It referred me to the CBS.log which it created. I have no idea what any of it means, so I'm including it.

Running Win7x64SP1
Thanks
 

Answer:Post BSOD side-by-side configuration errors

If you want any assistance with Malware Removel, you almost came to the right place.

You need to start a thread in the Malware forum AND you need to go through the READ & RUN ME FIRST Malware Removal Guide.
 

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When I tries to run Glary Utilities 5.46, the following error message appears.
'The application has failed to start because the side by side configuration is incorrect please see the application event log or use the command line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail'

I had posted a question in Microsoft Community and did what the support engineer said, including repairing corrupted files with RestoreHealth, re-installation in compatible mode and restarting the computer, but the side by side configuration error still appears. What else can I do?

The following have already been installed. http://fud.community.services.suppor...9-a0777b03746e

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Hi

"My Outlook 2007 has just developed a strange error, as follows...

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE

The applicationhas failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more details".


Ive been into the event viewer, as directed by other forums, and this message is displayed.

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE.Manifest".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE.Manifest" on line 0. Invalid Xml

I am not very tech minded, although can generally follow instructions.

Does anybody know if this is something I can fix and how to go about it? Or do I need 'external' help.

Thanks

Answer:Outlook showing incorrect side-side configuration

Hi & welcome.

Have you set specific "Save folders for stored messages" created in Outlook on your computer? As these will be lost if you un-install Outlook!

On saying that my first thought & I think the easiest solution would be to un-install it & re-install it.

Please note the comment above about loosing stored folders & messages.

If in doubt, ASK. OK?

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Hello,

I've really been having a lot of trouble with .exe files downloaded from the internet (i.e. program installers and the like). When trying to run any .exe installer an error message comes up that says:






Quote:
The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail


This seems to happen with ALL downloaded .exe installers (including Firefox installer, GameStop's app installer, game demo installers, etc).

I'm really stuck for what to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. Also, I cannot read any PDF files in Chrome or Firefox (says "Object label badly formatted"). Any help with this would be appreciated also (Cannot download new version of Adobe Reader anyway).

Answer:Downloaded .exe files - side-by-side configuration incorrect

One possible fix: Prevent "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect..." error starting Access

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Hello everybody.I have had this problem for over a year, and have posted on other forums and done almost everything I could think of to try to get the game working again, to no avail.Let me start off with the beginning:THE BEGINNINGAround this time last year I downloaded a game called Bully: Scholarship Edition for my PC through steam. It was running fine until one day, when I went to start it up, Steam gave me this error:http://puu.sh/ovHsI thought nothing of it for a while. I then tried to run the raw .exe file, only to get this error:http://puu.sh/ovI0I asked an online friend about this, he said to check event viewer, which I did. I found this relating to the problem:http://puu.sh/ovICMEASURES TAKENNote - the above images are images taken after some of my first actions.My online friend told me to open the manifest file with Notepad. Not surprisingly, this is what I got:+?7 0??U#??0?????`@V'??%?*?
S?Y?c?a0_10
?&???,dcom10
?&???,d microsoft1-0+U$Microsoft Root Certificate Authority?y??J???LsX?.e0PUI0G0E?C?A??http://crl.microsoft.com/pki/crl/products/microsoftrootcert.crl0T+H0F0D+0?8http://www.microsoft.com/pki/certs/MicrosoftRootCert.crt0U% 0
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 ? ???\D6??w??yQM?.tq[m ??{??.???mb?W?N [email protected]?W??X?????x???;??
?H??S?O???I have attatched the corrupted manifest file to this thread.He reconstructed the corrupted manifest file for me, ... Read more

Answer:Game Problem 'side-by-side configuration incorrect'

Hi Sandsh8rk -Are you more interested in fixing the problem, or removal of the program and any traces of it ??The removal of all traces "may" cure your problem, but if you want / need to play the game it will require another approach -Thank You -

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I'm at my wits end so I really hope someone can help. Every time I try to open a MS Office 2010 program, I get an error message "the application failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more details." I have not made any changes or added any programs.
I am running Vista SP2
I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Office.

I can open every other program, even other Microsoft programs, such as Frontpage 2003
 

Answer:The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration

Hi TamariaM

Googling your error message gives this link:
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/winsdk/sidebysideerror.aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/developingf...rror-message-given-launching-dynamics-gp.aspx

Do you have Visual Studio installed?
Did you check the Event Viewer as the error message advised?
 

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The problem started today. None of my microsoft office programmes open up - Word, Excel etc. The suite has been istalled on my computer for the last year and have had no problems. However, yesterday when a update for my sony reader failed to complete I had to 'end task' the sony update - could this have corrupted something? I've removed the sony software from the computer but still nothing works. Everytime I click on the word/excel etc icons to open up the applications I get this message: This file does no have a programme associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations panel.

So I accessed the control panel and looked over all these applications and the extensions. All extensions like .doc etc have the correct default programme - e.g. .doc is defaulted to Word. But the problem is that I can't even open up the Word application itself.

I uninstalled the microsoft office 2007 suite through control panel, rebooted the computer and reinstalled. And then I tried the following:-

When I double click on the Word icon on the desktop to open it that way, I get the message: This application has failed to start because its side by side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail.

- I did check out the event log and found this message:

MMC could not create the snap-in. The snap-in might not have installed correctly.
NAME: Event Viewer
CLSID:FX:{b05566ad-fe9c-4363-be05-7a4cbb7cb510}... Read more

Answer:Side-by-side configuration problem and file association. Please help!

If you Google the last error message and the CLSID of {b05566ad-fe9c-4363-be05-7a4cbb7cb510} you will find lots of people with the same problem, but they don't all appear to have been "fixed" the same way.
Some involve a DLL file and others seem to implicate AVG.
 

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Hi,
Pretty much the problems I'm experiancing are all video streaming related. I cannot stream most videos off the internet, i always just get a blank loading screen saying "waiting for video" and sometimes the websites suggest I download Divx plus Web player.

I have downloaded DivX web player, and have the latest updates, but everytime I try to run the actual DivX Plus player from my start menu, I get an error message saying "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect"

So naturally I tried to uninstal DivX from my computer so I could reinstal it to have it work, but when I go into my control panel and use the add/remove programs, when I click uninstall nothing comes up. I click it, the windows permission thing comes up and I click Yes, then nothing else comes up, no interface that will allow me to uninstall it.

So I guess what im asking is either a) how can I delete it without using add/remove utility, or how to fix that and/or b) How do i uninstal DivX and reinstal it to have it work
 

Answer:DivX uninstallation and side-by-side configuration errors

You might try an actual player such as this free one called RealPlayer here as I only get my "codecs" from DivX and do not use or have not used their "Player" I cannot offer any reason why what your trying is not working. Hope this helps
 

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I recieve this error for every program that i try to open. Tryed to uninstall vc 2005 and vc 2008 same problem.


"application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail.




Code:

CBS Starting TrustedInstaller initialization.
2010-11-27 13:55:18, Info CBS Loaded Servicing Stack v6.1.7601.17105 with Core: C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17105_none_67912f55dde10d6f\cbscore.dll
2010-11-27 13:55:20, Info CSI [email protected]/11/27:12:55:20.225 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.6) called (stack @0x7fee70ce94d @0x7fee7d99839 @0x7fee7d634d3 @0xff58e94c @0xff58d769 @0xff58daff)
2010-11-27 13:55:20, Info CSI [email protected]/11/27:12:55:20.423 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.6) called (stack @0x7fee70ce94d @0x7fee7de6806 @0x7fee7db2a9c @0x7fee7d635a9 @0xff58e94c @0xff58d769)
2010-11-27 13:55:20, Info CSI [email protected]/11/27:12:55:20.430 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.6) called (stack @0x7fee70ce94d @0x7fef6168728 @0x7fef6168856 @0xff58e444 @0xff58d7ae @0xff58daff)
2010-11-27 13:55:20, Info CBS Ending TrustedInstaller initialization.
2010-11-27 13:55:20, Info CBS Starting the TrustedInstaller main loop.
2010-11-27 13:55:20, Info CBS TrustedInstaller service starts successfully.
2010-11-27 13:55:20, Info CBS SQM: Initializing online with Windows opt-in: False
2010-11-27 13:55:20, Info CBS ... Read more

Answer:Application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration

I had the same problem, some file got corrupt but cant remember what ones. i had to go for a fresh install of the app!

this may help you!

Resolving Side-by-Side Configuration errors (Windows Vista/7)

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This is kind of a pain. I can't find anyone out there except some C++ programmers that really talk about this problem. I have Vista Ultimate, 2 gigs of ram, 2 video cards in SLI, 2.4ghz X2 processor. All of my games and programs work, with the exception of BioShock, and now my windows update. I downloaded the demo yesterday from Steam, and got this messege

the application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more details

I thought this was a problem with the Steam download, so I went ahead and purchased the full game of BioShock. Got the same messege. I am really at my wits end. I have been at this since 10am and have gone nowhere... Thank you in advance.
 

Answer:Solved: ..failed because it's side-by-side configuration is incorrect

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"The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail."

First of all, I've gotten this on at least 3 different programs. Everyone who's written about this seems to think it's related to their specific program...it's not! Secondly, what I find here in the forum on the subject tells me there has been no solution...also am unable to find any on the 'net'. I think it acts like a virus and is spreading...

What's up with this??? Does anyone know...? It has kept me from opening iTunes so I can't work with my iPad anymore. Certainly there must be someone knowledgeable enough to know what this is and what to do about it...right?:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5600 @ 1.83GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3070 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 95394 MB, Free - 35270 MB; D: Total - 95393 MB, Free - 30543 MB; F: Total - 93895 MB, Free - 65602 MB; G: Total - 11425 MB, Free - 11397 MB; M: Total - 11425 MB, Free - 308 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 30BD, 66.42, None
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration...

You probably need Visual Studio C++ 2005 or 2008 Redistributable runtime files installing to fix this error:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=29
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=3387
 

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Hello all,

Im sorry in advance if this is the wrong forum to post, but i think this problem has nothing to do with my windows version.
Im running windows 8 pro 64bit (updated from win7 pro), leggal install. Laptop is hp elitebook 8560w.

All started with a sudden restart (this happens usually due to some overheating problems of my laptop. Anyway, im used to it. When pc restarted i tried to run chrome. It poped up an error msg like the one in img. Thought its something with chrome. After that i tried opera, same thing happened. Problem is this happens for ALL .exe files, i cannot even start from control panel "Uninstall a program" or regedit. Only some apps run like paint, task manager, disk management and some of win8 useless apps like maps. I cannot enter safe mode either. (its shift+f8, right?)

Really dunno what to do, my hands are tight.
Just a note, i have loads of programs install, (mainly proffesional ones), like microsoft c++ 2008 and ms sql server.

Any help would be usefull.

p.s. sorry for my english

Thanks in advance

Answer:Win8: Side-By-side configuration incorrect / cant run exe files

Almost found a solution. Followed the guide here.
I repaired several times and did windows update. At the start i had several errors but now i'm stuck with those here:

Code:
2012-12-12 10:04:18, Info CSI 000003e1 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2012-12-12 10:04:20, Info CSI 000003e4 [SR] Cannot verify component files for Microsoft.VC80.CRT, Version = 8.0.50727.6910, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope neutral, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b}, Type = [l:10{5}]"win32", TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral, manifest is damaged (TRUE)
2012-12-12 10:05:42, Info CSI 00000446 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2012-12-12 10:05:47, Info CSI 00000449 [SR] Cannot verify component files for policy.8.0.Microsoft.VC80.CRT, Version = 8.0.50727.6910, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope neutral, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b}, Type = [l:24{12}]"win32-policy", TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral, manifest is damaged (TRUE)
2012-12-12 10:05:47, Info CSI 0000044c [SR] Cannot verify component files for policy.9.0.Microsoft.VC90.CRT, Version = 9.0.30729.6871, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope neutral, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b}, Type = [l:24{12}]"win32-policy", TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral, manifest ... Read more

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Hi

I cant remeber if i did anything out of the ordinary when it started, but some time ago(some time ago becouse i havn't had time to fix it) when i started my Windows 7 64bit ASUS laptop every time i opened an .exe file, it said side-by-side configuration incorrect. Later i found out it only happened to x86 programs. Don't know if there is an connection, but windows explorer wasn't working either at all after the same boot, but i managed to get it working again by disabling two shell extensions. (one preinstalled from ASUS, and one named XPClient.FileSystemBrowser.BackupContextMenuExtension.BackupContextMenuExtension)

I've seen some saying to reinstall microsoft visual c++, but as it isn't any 64bit installer, so its impossible at the moment.

(I already posted this in the general discussion, but i think it was the wrong forum, so i reposted it here. Is it possible to delete the previous thread?)

Any suggestions?
Thanks

Answer:Side-by-side configuration incorrect on all 32bit .exe programs

Welcome to Seven Forums janstephan. Actually, there are both versions for x64 systems. Here are the versions I have on my system

Here are the downloads for C++ 2005

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl....aspx?id=21254

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl...s.aspx?id=3387

Here are the 2 downloads for C++ 2008

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl....aspx?id=15336

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl...ils.aspx?id=29

Here are the 2 downloads for C++ 2010

Download Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x64) from Official Microsoft Download Center

Download Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86) from Official Microsoft Download Center

There are also various SP1 versions, etc. Determine what versions you have already.

Start> In search box type Add or remove programs> Enter

Scroll down to Microsoft Visual C++

A Guy

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The application has failed to start because its side by side configuration is incorrect.
Hi everyone this is an error I'm getting with my new computer while trying to run a program. Is there something I can do to fix this?

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"side-by-side configuration" error in Vista

I reviewed the forums and found a post that tells me how to fix this error, but I ran into a snag... The first step is to open an elevated command prompt. When I try to run that, I'm getting the same "side-by-side configuration" error that I'm trying to fix. Is there a way around running the sfc /scannow to fix this?

Ref:
Elevated Command Prompt
Side-By-Side Configuration is Incorrect

Answer:"side-by-side configuration" error - Vista

Welcome
Based upon my experience, I do not think that the SFC will work in a side by side problem. We do have one member, Niemiro, who is very astute in that area and has given advice to another member. Hopefully that will work for you.
side by side configuration

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Hello,

I've been working on a computer that is having this error with Microsoft Word 2010, Excel 2010 and Quicken (there may be others as well).

Thus far I have tried the following to no avail: System Restore to before the problem occured, SFC, sxstrace, .net reinstalls, Visual C++ reinstalls. I attempted to run the System Update Readiness tool but it just hung halfway 5 times and I left it open for over an hour each time (no error messages produced from this). I have also tried reinstalling quicken and office without successfully fixing the problem.

I have attached the applicable logs.

I would highly prefer not to reset to factory settings or reinstall because this client has a lot of propriatery business software that will be difficult to procure new install licenses for.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Answer:Side By Side Configuration - Logs inside

From what I can find, the problem occurs because the flavor of the C++ redistributable required by the affected application is not installed. For instance, some software requires 2003 and some requires 2005. The best way to find out is to reinstall the software since the installation program will normally install the C++ redistributable that is required.

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Hello,I have always lurked around the site,but this is my first ever post for help=)My problem is this:I am running Windows Vista 64 bit on an ASUS laptop and, after some "experimenting" with binding EXE's on XP and moving them over to Vista,I started receiving the dreaded error message "This program has failed to start because it's side by side configuration is incorrect". Now, I'm no noob when it comes to computers...But I have tried everything I can think of to resolve this problem.THe most common solution I have found is to install the Visual C++ Redistributable, thing is...When I run the installation EXE, the same error appears.I have attempted running in safe mode, system restore, and all the usual options, and every thread with this same problem is often ignored, therefore I have not been able to find a solution.Can ANYONE here please help me?My father needs this laptop for his work...and it has been out of commission for almost a week now,so any help short of a repair installation would be greatly, greatly appreciated.

Answer:Side by Side Configuration is Incorrect...For every program!

Quote from: DarkLord1020 on April 14, 2009, 06:24:56 PM"experimenting"What exactly would that be...?

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Hi,

When I try to run my DivX plus player I get the following error message:

"Missing divxmain DLL:

C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Plus Player\DivX Plus Player.dll

The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more details."

I have searched through other posts to try to find a solution to this but they all seem very specific to each problem and I don't want to do anything crazy that will mess things up even worse.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

adam

Answer:missing dll, side by side configuration is incorrect

Hello Adam and welcome to the forums

Side by side (also known as SxS) errors are extremely difficult to fix as it's very hard to trace the root of the problem. A good friend of mine has a wonderful post on SxS errors, so follow his instructions:

side by side configuration

Then post back here with the results

Tom

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Hello,
Well today when i came to run 2 of my programs i got an error which says "
The application has failed to start because of its side by side configuration is incorrect.
Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more details."
so i searched a bit about the error and i found that i have to reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package 2005 and 2008 so i did and that didnt fix the problem.

Answer:Windows 8 side by side configuration is incorrect

You need to figure out which specific version you need. This can be difficult. There are many small incremental versions.

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When starting zun 64 bit i get the side-by-side config incorrect error.
I tried this thread (Side-By-Side Configuration is Incorrect) and used sxstrace to generate a log.

I hope somebody can help me to solve this.

My error log (sorry in dutch)

Code:
=================
Het genereren van een activeringscontext wordt gestart.
Invoerparameter:
Flags = 0
ProcessorArchitecture = AMD64
CultureFallBacks = nl-NL;nl
ManifestPath = C:\Program Files\Zune\Zune.exe
AssemblyDirectory = C:\Program Files\Zune\
Application Config File = C:\Program Files\Zune\Zune.exe.Config
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INFO: configuratiebestand C:\Program Files\Zune\Zune.exe.Config voor applicatie wordt geparseerd.
INFO: manifestbestand C:\Program Files\Zune\Zune.exe wordt geparseerd.
INFO: identiteit van manifestdefinitie is Microsoft.Windows.Zune.Zune,processorArchitecture="amd64",type="win32",version="5.1.0.0".
INFO: Verwijzing: Microsoft.VC90.CRT,processorArchitecture="amd64",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="9.0.30729.1"
Info: verwijzing Microsoft.VC90.CRT,processorArchitecture="amd64",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="9.0.30729.1" herleiden.
Info: de verwijzing voor ProcessorArchitecture amd64 wordt herleid.
Info: de verwijzing voor cultuur Neutral wordt herleid.
Info: het bindingsbeleid wordt toegepast.
Info: beleid... Read more

Answer:Zune Side-By-Side Configuration is Incorrect

Hi,


Code:
=================
Generate an activation context starts.
Input parameter:
Flags = 0
ProcessorArchitecture = AMD64
CultureFallBacks = en-us; en
ManifestPath = C:\Program Files\Zune\Zune.exe
Assembly Directory = C:\Program Files\Zune\
Application Config File = C:\Program Files\Zune\ Zune.exe.Config
-----------------
INFO: configuration file C:\Program Files\Zune\ for Zune.exe.Config application is parsed.
INFO: manifest file C:\Program Files\Zune\Zune.exe is parsed.
INFO: manifest definition identity is Microsoft Zune Zune, processorArchitecture = Windows... "amd64", type = "win32", "version =" 5.1.0.0.
INFO: reference: Microsoft CRT, processorArchitecture = "amd64 VC90..," publicKeyToken = "1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b", type = "win32", version = "9.0.30729.1"
Info: reference Microsoft. VC90 .CRT, processorArchitecture = "amd64", publicKeyToken = 1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b "," type = "win32", version = "9.0.30729.1" resolution.
Info: the reference for ProcessorArchitecture amd64 is being resolved.
Info: the reference for culture Neutral is being resolved.
Info: the bindings policy is applied.
Info: policy rule for the Publisher search in C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\amd64_policy.9.0.microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.6161_none_acd388d7e1d8689f.manifest
Info: search for start assembly.
Info: search for end assembly.
Error: generate activation context failed.
Genera... Read more

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Good Evening to you friendly Pro's out there.

Over the past 4 months my PC has started to get a large amount of Blue Screen crashes. This was followed by disk checks upon reboot. Then a few programs would not launch due to their side by side configuration being incorrect. As the days went on this bled into almost all of my software / programs.

I cannot open any programs whatsoever aside from calculator / notepad / IE (which is stuck at IE 9 so I can't load many websites properly if at all) and cannot update any existing programs. Basically everything I try to open has a side by side configuration error.

I've gone through a few Youtube video tutorials and followed them step by step with no fix. I'm at a point where I'm looking to backup all of my media to the cloud and reformat. I'd rather not do that however if possible but I have no idea how else to resolve this. Web searches don't really bring up too many helpful instructions either. MS.com has other people who have had the issue but the instructions are eitehr confusing or don't seem to match what I'm going through.

Before I go the backup / reformat route is there any suggestions / thoughts on how to resolve this and stop this error from occurring?

Thanks in advance!

- C
 

Answer:Side By Side Configuration Errors Have Crippled My PC

Sorry for the double post. I couldn't find an edit OP option.

I'm running Windows 7 home - 64bit.

Thanks again!
 

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Hi all,

I have this problem whereby I have a mobile broadband by Vodafone and have installed it's Mobile Connect software in order to connect to the internet. However, after many tries and reinstalls, the problem persisted. Below is a screenshot of what is shown everytime I tried to open the program:

I am using Vista Business. Also, a month ago, I have uninstalled my Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 as I am not needing them for my programming-based projects anymore... And this is not the first time the side-by-side error has occurred. Previously I am using the Ulead Videostudio software and the Side-by-side error came up after months of usage. The problem I am suspecting maybe due to my uninstallation of MS Visual Studio. Maybe. But Since I ain't a pro in Vista or programming, I have no idea and have been struggling desparately in an attempt to make my Mobile Connect Software work so that I can have use my mobile broadband, which I have signed up for 3 weeks already!!! Seriously, I hope if there's any gurus here who could solve my problem (but hopefully the solution is not to reformat the whole computer as I have many datas not backed-up yet).

Hope to hear from any kind souls soon!!! Thanks, and Blessed Be.

Answer:(URGENT) Side-by-Side Configuration problem

Are you using an internal wireless card or a supplied external USB or PCI type? With either one make sure your drivers are up to date and the software is its highest revision. Also I am sure that technical support through them would have more insight than alot of us on here. Try contacting their respective technical support to troublshoot your issues.

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So here is the problem I am currently having. I am trying to find another way to wipe our hard drives that is a much faster, easier way. Right now, all drives are encrypted with Sophos Safeguard 5.50. Sophos offers a utility, BEInvVol.exe (SafeGuard Enterprise: How to decomission a volume-based encrypted disk.) that deletes the encryption keys off of the drive. Since these keys are not backed up, if they are deleted, the information on the drive can never be recovered. Essentially, it is as good as wiping the drive. Only it'll work much faster than using a wipe utility.

Now, when I boot into our WinPE 2.0 disk, and I try to run BEInvVol.exe, I get this error "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail." I've done a lot of searching around, and have decyphered this cryptic message: I am missing certain libraries that this program needs to run. Specifically, when looking at the exe's hex code, and when running the program using sxstrace, I see I need the library for "Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)" which can be found at Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) Now, here it the problem: I am running WinPE. I can't run this installer in that environment. When I try and run vcredist_x86.exe (the installer for C++ 2005 SP1) after WinPE 2.0 has booted up, I get this ... Read more

Answer:Side-by-side configuration is incorrect - From WinPE 2.0

Hello, and welcome to the Vista Forums!

Your tactical friending worked! I didn't see this thread before now! Really sorry for the delay!

VC++ 2005 SP1 contains 96 files.

Looking through their dependencies, there isn't actually anything too non-core. All of the dependancies may actually already exist on WinPE 3.1.

I shall see if I can get this to work on WinPE 2.0 and 3.1. I can't guarantee success, but I will give it my best shot.

I know you want this quickly, but the best way will be to mod the actual disk prior to running it.

I shall see if I make any headway, and report back in a day or two.

Thanks for giving a detailed post It really is very helpful!

Richard

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This is my first post. Runnng Vista 32 bit along with the free version of Avast!. When attempting to open a pdf file - I get the error message "that the application failed to start because its side by side conifiguration is incorrect. See application event log for more detail". Well even if I could find that application log, I do not know what I would be looking for. I did attempt to repair the Adobe reader and finally uninstalled it. Any thoughts? I will add that I ran across an Avast Forum comment on a similiar issue that said to reinstall C++ 2008 for the 32 bit due to the fact that sometimes the Avast!5 installer does not always correctly install the C++ correctly. Sounds good, but I hate to take a chance that could make things worse.

Answer:Side by side configuration is incorrect when opening a PDF

Welcome
We just had this excellent thread on that very subject. If you have any questions after reading just ask.
side by side configuration

I realize that the thread, that I have presented, may not be sufficient to solve your problem, but may give some insight as to its nature and some of the steps that are required for reapair.

I, along with the other members who contributed to the aforementioned thread, will be available for any questiions or assistance which may be needed.

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Hello and good morning!
 
So this error started appearing on several of my daily used programs and immediately I ran kaspersky virus scan which found several trojans and successfully removed them.
 
Unfortunately did not clear up side-by-side faults many google searches later...
 
uninstalled all vc++ and reinstalled also .nets
 
I've attempted recovery by redownloading KB2862330 expanding into Z:\Windows\Temp\CheckSUR\servicing\Packages and running 
 
sfc /scannow will attach log 
 
restore point isnt an option a reinstall is but I'm hoping not to any help is appreciated.

Answer:Side-By-Side configuration incorrect errors

2) Download and Install these files:a. Download details: Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86)b. Download details: Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)c. Download details: Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86)d. Download details: Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)e. Download details: Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)

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Hi my windows messenger is no working as 'its side by side configuration is incorrect'.I have not changed anything...Anyone else had this problem?thanks

Answer:windows messenger - side by side configuration

Googling this showed a couple of possible solutions.System Restore back to before the problem occurred.Uninstall Messenger and then reinstall. click here

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Hello, 
 
     My Avast Antivirus will not run, now.  I tried to turn it on with Windows Action Center and received this message:
 
"This program will not run
The program Avast Antivirus provided windows to fix this issue did not run."
 
     I restarted my computer, Avast still did not show up in the taskbar, so I tried to open the program and got the following:
 
"C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastui.exe
The application has failed to start because it's side-by-side configuration is incorrect.  Please see the application event log or use the command-line  sxstrace.exe tool for more detail."
 
     This is in addition to some other problems I've been having; it's becoming ominously similar to a situation many years ago when my Avast, Malwarebytes, and eventually entire system became compromised by an extensive virus.  Details on my other recent issues can be found in my previous post here:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/632460/decompression-bombs-and-runtime-error-r6025/
 
Sorry for the lengthy post; I am still having trouble uploading screenshots.  Thank you for your time.  =)

Answer:Avast side-by-side configuration is incorrect

https://www.google.com/search?q=what+does+Windows+side-by-side+configuration+mean%3F&amp;rlz=1C1VSNC_enUS601US601&amp;oq=what+does+Windows+side-by-side+configuration+mean%3F&amp;aqs=chrome..69i57.10363j0j1&amp;sourceid=chrome&amp;ie=UTF-8
The above is not aimed at you; it's a placeholder because I faced the same situation awhile back. I'm going to be learning alongside you -- as others bring solutions into this thread.

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Hello, 
 
     My Avast Antivirus will not run, now.  I tried to turn it on with Windows Action Center and received this message:
 
"This program will not run
The program Avast Antivirus provided windows to fix this issue did not run."
 
     I restarted my computer, Avast still did not show up in the taskbar, so I tried to open the program and got the following:
 
"C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastui.exe
The application has failed to start because it's side-by-side configuration is incorrect.  Please see the application event log or use the command-line  sxstrace.exe tool for more detail."
 
     This is in addition to some other problems I've been having; it's becoming ominously similar to a situation many years ago when my Avast, Malwarebytes, and eventually entire system became compromised by an extensive virus.  Details on my other recent issues can be found in my previous post here:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/632460/decompression-bombs-and-runtime-error-r6025/
 
Sorry for the lengthy post; I am still having trouble uploading screenshots.  Thank you for your time.  =)

Answer:Avast side-by-side configuration is incorrect

https://www.google.com/search?q=what+does+Windows+side-by-side+configuration+mean%3F&amp;rlz=1C1VSNC_enUS601US601&amp;oq=what+does+Windows+side-by-side+configuration+mean%3F&amp;aqs=chrome..69i57.10363j0j1&amp;sourceid=chrome&amp;ie=UTF-8
The above is not aimed at you; it's a placeholder because I faced the same situation awhile back. I'm going to be learning alongside you -- as others bring solutions into this thread.

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I am having problems with my pretty much new gateway fx laptop. I can not run any real necessary programs including any internet browser, i am on IE as an admin so i cannot download any programs that have been offered up as solutions from searching. What could i do to fix any of the problems. It will not run as chkdsk /f any regular or safe mode either. Nothing will open with a side by side configuration error as well. any help will be much appreciated.

Answer:chkdsk and side by side configuration problems

Take it back to the shop you got it from.

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