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Solved: problem setting server-side variable from client-side sub

Question: Solved: problem setting server-side variable from client-side sub

Problem: I'm trying to retrieve a client-side <form> element value into a server-side variable. The code works if I explicitly set strCCLastNameValue = (a data value in the db table column "care_Contact_Last_Name" such as "Jones"). I hope I have explained the situation adequately. Thanks for any suggestions on resolving this issue.
Here's the code in an asp file...
<script language="VBScript">
Sub prepop()
Dim dbConn, oRS, sSQL, strCCLastNameValue
strCCLastNameValue = document.getElementById("careContactLastName").value 'THIS IS THE LINE THAT IS GIVING ME PROBLEMS
Set dbConn = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
dbConn.Open "Provider=SQLOLEDB;Server=MYServerurl;Database=wpgXXXXX;NetworkLibrary=DBMSSOCN;UID=XXXXX;PWD=YYYYYYYY"
Set oRS = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
oRS.CursorLocation = 3 'adUseClient
With oRS
.ActiveConnection = dbConn
.Source = "SELECT * FROM CareMinistry WHERE care_Contact_Last_Name= '" & strCCLastNameValue & "'"
.CursorType = 0
.LockType = 3
.CursorLocation = 3
End With
'Then fill the <form> with the selected row.
document.addform.entryStatus.value = "<%= oRS("entry_Status") %>"
document.addform.entryCategory.value = "<%= oRS("entry_Category") %>"
document.addform.entryDate.value = "<%= oRS("entry_Date") %>"
document.addform.entryTime.value = "<%= oRS("entry_Time") %>"
document.addform.careContactLastName.value = "<%= oRS("care_Contact_Last_Name") %>"
' ...and more fields to fill
' Close objects
End Sub
In the asp file which invokes the above sub on a "onclick" event of the following <input> the Form is as follows...
<form name="addform" method="POST" action="https://toMyWebserver/CBC-CareMinistry/RELM/do_DB_listings_secure.asp?">
<Table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="760" BORDER="2">
<td width="340" height="30" align="right" bgcolor="#FFFFCC" >
Search on Last Name</td>
<td height="40" bgcolor="#FFFFCC" >
<input type="text" name="searchCareContactLastName" id="searchCareContactLastName" value="" size="20">
<td bgcolor="#FFFFCC" >
<input type="button" name="nameGo" id="nameGo" value="Go" size="10" onclick ="return prepop()"> </td>
The SQL table defines multiple columns each of which is of type "varchar" with the column of interest being: care_Contact_Last_Name.

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With the introduction of the new and clever 'Snap' functions, two basic functions for organising the desktop seem to have been lost. I and others have tried asking the MS Community, but are struggling to find the vocabulary needed to ask the question, and are getting only non-answers.
So, I will try here..Questions:Noting that these very basic features have been available in all previous versions and editions of MS Windows:
1. How do I now, in W10, get two desktop app windows (DAWs) to share the desktop equally? This used to be achieved by having two DAWs active, and then selecting 'Show windows side by side'. Now, in W10, selecting 'side by side' results only in a cramped tiling of active windows.
2. How do I now, in W10, get DAWs to 'remember' their last setting of size and position, such that re-opened DAWs will open with the same size and position that they had when last closed?
3. Could someone give a direct answer to these two questions, providing the solutions as steps to be taken in W10 - or, will someone confirm that these features are no longer available, in W10?
Two windows, one desktop, i.e.: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Answer:Updated: W10 App Windows: 'Side by Side', & Setting Default Size/Position..

If you drag App1's title bar all the way to the left side of the screen, it'll "snap" to the left. The same for App2; drag the title bar all the way to the right side of the screen for it to "snap" to the right. (This can also be done using the keyboard short cut "Win + left/right arrow")
The old function for right clicking on the task bar and selecting "cascade windows, show side by side, etc" is still there, but now it allows for more open windows, and depends on your screen size.
As far as I can tell, open windows do remember their last position.

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I want to do this we'll, but as economically as possible.

Right now I have the strongest 700mw Amped Wireless router on the upper floor of one of the houses. The best we can do is 3 bars in some areas next door, and no or low signal in the weaker areas.

I've read about using a second residential router on an ethernet cable as an access point in the second house.
I've read some about the Ubiquity Bullet devices.
I've tried various extenders over the years with limited success. For me, they've been temperamental and often have to be reset.

Can anyone make some suggestions? If it's with the Bullet, what parts would I need and do you know the approx prices?

Tips appreciated.

Answer:Setting up wi-fi to support two 3 story houses side-by-side

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I have a broadband connection at home, with a Netgear D834G router, on dynamic IP address. Have registered with

I want to be able to connect to machines on the home network when out and connected to the internet at wireless hotspots, work network etc.

Have found loads of articles on Google on how to setup the client side of a VPN connection, but how to setup a machine on the home net to accept the VPN connection. Do I need a specific machine running win 2k server or will a machine running win2k be enough.


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Answer:Setting up VPN server side

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Does anyone know how do viruses infect one system via a client and server script side of things using Firefox as opposed to IE ? Is it a buffer overflow or some inherent feature of firefox which allows a system to become infected ? All this without downloading a file or opening an attachment ?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:How do client and server side scripting infect a computer

Perhaps if you rephrased the question while conforming to the English rules of syntax you'll get an answer.

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Hi guys, I am new on this forum and I have created this account because I saw many solved problems here. So here's my problem:
I installed Windows 7 3 hours ago, had Window 7 before this also but I had to reinstall it. I installed my basic programs: CCleaner, Firefox, Adobe Shockwave, Air, Flash Player, FastStone Image Viewer, SuperAntiSpyware, WinRar, KMPlayer, Skype and I also installed the game that I play mostly: Lineage 2. But it seems that I can't play it no matter what I do, I get this annoying message whenever I try to start the game:

C:\Program files\NCsoft\LineageII\system\l2.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.

I searched the internet for solutions and did the following: reinstalled VC++ 2003, 2005, all the Adobe programs, the .NET Framework and nothing did the trick. I must say I am up-to-date with the Windows 7 updates, I am running SP1 for that matter. On my previous Windows 7 Lineage was running perfectly, the build was not up-to-date but all worked well.
Taking a look at the Event Viewer I found this:

- <Event xmlns="">
- <System>
<Provider Name="SideBySide" />

<EventID Qualifiers="49409">33</EventID>



<Keywords>0x80... Read more

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I use Outlook on both my laptop and desktop, both accessing the same mailbox stored in my Office365 account. If I set up email rules in Outlook on my laptop, I believe this will not populate to Oulook on my desktop. Therefore, I presume it has to be done server side, but I cannot work out which part I go to.

Anyone know?


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When I'm reading a message I have to scroll right to see the rest of the sentence. Is there a way to show the entire message in one window?


Answer:Solved: Remove necessity to scroll side to side in order to read text.

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G'day everyone - I suspect this issue will be a tough one to get help with!

I've attached a screen-capture of a Microsoft Office Excel 2007 spreadsheet I'm working on at the moment. As you will be able to see on the screen-capture, I've marked the areas of interest and will explain here...

When I enter a name in this column (marked as '1'), I want the spreadsheet to check another column (marked as '2') to see if there is a match. If there is a match, I then want the spreadsheet to check the column marked as '3', and subtract that amount from the column marked as '4'. If there is no match between the column marked as '1' and the column marked as '2', I don't want anything to happen.

I hope that made sense, and if anyone can help me with a solution here, I would greatly appreciate it.

Answer:Solved: Calculating Side-By-Side Cells Dependant On Text Entries In Excel

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I have a spreadsheet that has nine columns. Once of these columns (the fourth column) is used for a single character as a method of immediately letting the user know that the row in particular is different to the others. So, there's nothing different about that at all.

What I'd like to be able to do, though, is to have the other eight columns (the three columns before the column mentioned above and the five after) all change their background colour when the single character is entered in the fourth column.

So, if the user inputs data in a new row and leaves the fourth column cell blank, nothing happens. If the user enters the symbol (let's say it's a "#"), then the nine columns will all change their background colour to red.

If anyone can help me with this, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Answer:Solved: Formatting Side-By-Side Cells Dependant On Single Cell Value?

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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">
<assemblyIdentity type="win32" name="Microsoft.VC80.DebugCRT" version="8.0.50608.0" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b"></assemblyIdentity>

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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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. <> Download Microsoft Visual 8.0  <> and it worked.

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Win 7 64 bit SP1. Attempting to install m-audio 2496 driver version 6_0_8 using an exe file. I was told to do this by m-audio support to try to overcome some problems with clicks and crackles in the card.

But when I try to run the installer, I get the message that the application has failed to start because its side by side configuration is incorrect.

Support told me to try to install the drivers manually using the device manager (!) but as I pointed out to them that does not work because ....the drivers are tied up in the exe file.....however....

Then it was suggested that I install C++ 2008 redist. That did not work.

So what is causing this side by side error?

It's nearly two weeks now since I started to ask them for help, so I am a little desperate. Any help would be appreciated.


Answer:[SOLVED] Driver won't install 'side by side' error

Ask the tech support personel if the driver is for a 64bit version of Windows. If it is not as him or her if they have 32bit drivers.

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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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Hi guys.
My computer seriously don't want me to set up an ad hoc connection channeling through it.
(I was able to set up other computers as servers before)

So currently I can get the client computer, not just to ping the host, but a full trace of a dns address (that is cmd: tracert www dot google dot com)
On the other hand, I can't get the host computer to ping the client. although both the client and host ip information registers correctly, I get request timed out. (Both computers get the right ip, subnet mask, dns and dhcp server - just like the manuals say it should be done.)

I'm losing my mind over it. I have both firewalls down because I've found out that the host's firewall is blocking the client from trace requests.

...and if it wasn't obvious, the problem is I can't get the client to use the internet.

I'm using ICS on the host, windows xp sp3 on both.

btw I know the (cmd 'netsh bridge show a' trick, but when you use ICS (and not a bridge between the wifi and network connection) that command is useless, just gets you back to prompt.

Thanks for any help 8)

Answer:Wireless Ad Hoc problem (cannot ping the client side)

anyone please?

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My c:\windows\csc folder is over 28 GB in size. I googled and found that I needed to delete offline files. When I viewed the files it seems every network user is caching offline files on MY machine. So I deleted the files (which took a long time and eventually crashed explorer). At one point the folder had shrunk to 3.5MB. But after the explorer crash and reboot, the folder is once again 28GB. However, when I click view offline files, there are none. I have since disabled offline files. Can I delete this folder safely?

Edit: Running XP Pro

Answer:Client Side Caching folder problem

I would backup them files just in case someone needs something. Its weird they are on your computer and not theres. The IT guy before me used to use the feature and it was a pain and rather useless. Since then I setup Syncback to copy or sync files from their machine to H: drives. You should be able to delete it without problems but deleted a few at a time, not the entire 28gb or it will probably crash again.

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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: thought nothing of it for a while. I then tried to run the raw .exe file, only to get this error: asked an online friend about this, he said to check event viewer, which I did. I found this relating to the problem: 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'??%?*?
?&???,d microsoft1-0+U$Microsoft Root Certificate Authority?y??J???LsX?.e0PUI0G0E?C?A?? 0
 ? ???\D6??w??yQM?.tq[m ??{??.???mb?W?N [email protected]?W??X?????x???;??
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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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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
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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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Disregard...will delete

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Hi all,

This is my first question so I'm hoping that someone out there will be able to help. I have installed Ubuntu through a disk within vista and to be honest I don't like ubuntu at all, I want to remove it from my system, how do I do this without detroying my system and reclaiming my hard drive disk space.

Many thanks to anybody who can help

Answer:Solved: Ubuntu and Vista side by side

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Well, I get the message

when I try to open nearly every program.

programs that installed with windows 7 a long time ago, seem to run fine (winlogon.exe and eveyrthing needed to login)
also, paint, wordpad, notepad, winrar and ventrilo work.

programs that do not work are
all browsers - IE8, chrome, and firefox, seemingly all games, and well everything that I did not mention above.
This include downloaded exes, and the windows installer service.
PS. I was able to get internet working on the 64 bit version, i think all the programs that work are 64 bit exes

I checked the event log and here is what is shown (same file every time)
- System

- Provider

[ Name] SideBySide

- EventID 59

[ Qualifiers] 49409

Level 2

Task 0

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2011-03-23T16:34:24.000000000Z

EventRecordID 27264

Channel Application

Computer Mike-PC


- EventData

System Default Context
0 Click to expand...

Something that I will try when I get home is using the file from my desktop, but I have no confidence that that will work.

I cant system restore
I believe this happened while my laptop was going into sleep mode and lost power

I am currently pursing a way to reinstall all my c++ and .net packages without exes in another thread

Answer:Solved: Side-by-side configuration incorrect for every 32-bit exe (not 64)

no response so far, this is what I've figured out

the file in question

is not just missing a line, the data of the file is corrupt, I figured this out by comparing whats in the file

to the same file from my desktop computer

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestVersion="1.0" xmlns:cmiv2="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v3" cmiv2:copyright="Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.">
<noInheritable />
<assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls.Resources" version="5.82.7600.16385" processorArchitecture="x86" language="en-us" publicKeyToken="6595b64144ccf1df" type="win32" />
<file hash="4ac1f8a683ba205194266ea615f0b37ec45cb16e" hashalg="SHA1" name="comctl32.dll.mui" cmiv2:sourceName="" cmiv2:importPath="$(build.nttree)\multi\en-US\">
<asmv2:hash xmlns:asmv2="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v2">
<dsig:Transforms xmlns:dsig="">
<dsig:Transform Algorithm="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:HashTransforms.Identity" />
<dsigigestMethod xmlns:dsig=" Read more

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My old Dell, running Vista, went down for the count. I wasted about 8 hours to discover that it will never again reboot, and can't have the system reinstalled. I know it's hardware that's causing the problem now, I'm not a new user.

I had most of my data backed up on an external HD, but, I wasn't up to date on my iTunes library and I need to grab that off the sickly disk somehow. If I could get into it without booting it (like an external with no system), I could probably take that and anything else that I've forgotten.

I never had to side-by-side computers before. I'm temporarily using my laptop (Also Dell, also Vista). I have a laptop USB hub, so needing extra USB ports wouldn't be a problem. I have my keyboard hooked up to the laptop, I have the old monitor running as a mirror display on the laptop.

So, my question, which I hope you experts can answer, is: what do I need to accomplish the task I have described?? Or, is it impossible? I would hate to lose all the music in that iTunes library, much of it was burned in from CDs, or came from sources other than the iTunes store. Thanks so much in advance for anything you can tell me!

Answer:Solved: First time side-by-side required...
Something like that, or an external case.....or hooking it up as a slave drive in another desktop computer?

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One day Itunes was working fine. The next, I tried to open it and received the "application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect" message. I have looked up other "side-by-side" problems/solutions, but do not really understand the solutions that have been posted. Thank you for any assistance.

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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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My computer specs:
Dell Inspiron 531
Vista Service Pack 2 32-bit
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ 2.3 GHz
2 GB Memory RAM

I was following a YouTube video and I did everything it told me, but when I do such, I get that "side-by-side configuration is incorrect" message. I've looked and looked through the web, still no luck. Help.

Answer:Side-by-side config is incorrect problem

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how to setup a windows Xp with SP2 client to get updates form local [lan] Micosoft software update service server.

i did all in server side [downloaded ,approved etc..]
but in client side as per the documentation of SUS . i can't edit registry entries in Xp. Because there is not path in registry what the instruction path is in documentation guide
how ca i setup client side to get update from local SUS server.

Answer:Microsoft Software Update Service client side problem

Don't the instructions tell you how to create the registry entries?

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I haven't done this in a couple of years and am kind of hazy on it. I recently bought a Mach Speed V2DP motherboard, AMD Sempron 2400+ Socket A Thoroughbred processor, and 512 MB of Kingston PC2700 DDR Ram (333 Mhz, or 266). The board is rated for 200/266/333 FSB. As you may have guessed, I'm not building a state-of-the-art system, but trying to economically get a few more years of life out of my old 450 MHz, P2 system. For front side bus frequency setting I am given a choice of 100 MHz, 133 MHz (default), or 166 MHz. I've been researching, but haven't been able to find crystal clear (which I need) instructions as to how to arrive at the correct setting. I would appreciate any input on this subject, and feel free to include the math behind the choice.

Answer:Solved: Front Side Bus Frequency Setting

Oh, yes - this processor is rated at 1.67 GHz, if I am to believe what I've been told.

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System is wifes gateway SX2800 running vista home premium with 2 GB ram.

The problem is almost anything that needs the manifest with culture en or culture en-us will not run. Machine had been functional up until 5:45 yesterday when my wife shut it down. (This is her machine) On restarting 4 hours or so later the side by side error appeared. I attempted to reinstall the C++ re-distributional but that can not run because of the side by side configuration error. I had removed the C++ updates from the registry and tried again. No good. the windows update nor the download will work. Update fails, unknown error and the download exe file has the side by side error. Outlook will not work, nor other office programs. It is strange, IE 8 x86 gets the error as well but the 64 bit version will just not open any webpages with the exception of one. I read posts from this site and others, but I do not know what next to do. Can I just copy the manifests from my Win 7 machine and only allow ones that are not on the target machine (Vista) copy over, or what. I am at a loss and my wife will not be happy to have to do a restore of the entire OS and programs. I did try a restore to an earlier point in time, but that did not help.
Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Solved: side by side revisit

Ran cbs:scannow and the problem was resolved. I think I learned about the scannow on this site, but I was looking for solutions all over the place. Wife is happy so am I

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When i try to run some programs, such as adobe reader, i get a message saying, "it failed to launch, check side-by-side configurations. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Side By Side Configuration Problem

There are a number of things that can cause this error to appear. Often it is caused by the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable not being installed. Here is some information from Microsoft.Someone else is also having problems with it. Link.

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Ok here's the problem and i have been trying almost everything..

[Window Title]
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Dreamweaver CS5\Dreamweaver.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Dreamweaver CS5\Dreamweaver.exe

You can not start the program because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Check the event log or use the command-sxstrace.exe for more information.


Begin to generate activation context.
Input Parameter:
Flags = 0
Processor architecture = Wow32
culture fallback = en-US, en; en-US; a
manifest path = C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Adobe \ Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 \ Dreamweaver.exe
assembly directory = C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Adobe \ Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 \
Application Config File =
INFO: Parser manifest file C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Adobe \ Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 \ Dreamweaver.exe.
INFO: Manifesto defined identity is Adobe.Dreamweaver.Dreamweaver, processor architecture = "X86", type = "win32", version = "".
INFO: Reference: Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls, language ="*", processor architecture = "X86", PublicKeyToken = "6595b64144ccf1df", type = "win32", version = ""
INFO: Reference: Microsoft.VC90.CRT, processor architecture = "x86", PublicKeyToken = "1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b", type = "win32", version = "9.0.21022.8"
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I have installed eBay Turber Lister 2, but if I try to open it I get the error message "The application has failed to start because it's side-by-side configuration is incorrect". eBay says this is a windows problem and referred me to this site. I tried the fix below entered on another thread but it didn't work. When I ran the sfc/scannow it gave me a message saying "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example C:\Windows\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log"
I presume this is the problem but have no idea how to fix it. Please can you help?
This is the fix I tried:

The solution in 3 easy steps:

1) Run As Administrator - CMD Prompt
type: sfc /scannow
Let it finish and reboot.

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)

f) Adobe

f1) adobe acrobat reader
f2) adobe flash player
f3) adobe shockwave player


4) Download and install your WindowsUpdates that are ready.

Answer:Side by Side Configuration Problem

Usually the redistributables are the problem but it could also be .net framework.

Is Microsoft .net framework shown in Programs and Features. If so, select it and then uninstall. You should get two options- run the repair option.

After that, I don't know what you should do.

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Right now I am trying to install Super Pro (chemical engineer software) and I ran into a side by side configuration error. Here is the log from sxstrace:

=================Begin Activation Context Generation.
Input Parameter:
Flags = 0
ProcessorArchitecture = x86
CultureFallBacks = en-US;en
ManifestPath = C:\Program Files\Intelligen\SuperPro Designer\v8.5\Designer.exe
AssemblyDirectory = C:\Program Files\Intelligen\SuperPro Designer\v8.5\
Application Config File =
INFO: Parsing Manifest File C:\Program Files\Intelligen\SuperPro Designer\v8.5\Designer.exe.
INFO: Manifest Definition Identity is Microsoft.Windows.Designer,processorArchitecture="X86",type="win32",version="".
INFO: Reference: Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls,language="*",processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="6595b64144ccf1df",type="win32",ver sion=""
INFO: Reference: Microsoft.VC90.MFC,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",versio n="9.0.30729.6161"
INFO: Reference: Microsoft.VC90.CRT,language="*",processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type=" win32",version="9.0.30729.6161"
INFO: Reference: Microsoft.VC90.CRT,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",versio n=&... Read more

Answer:Problem with side by side configuration

Do you have the correct Visual C++ runtimes installed for that app? It's saying it can't find the right version installed. From what it's looking for, it seems it wants VC++ 2008 SP1 runtimes, plus MS11-025 (at least) installed....

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At first it was just one program, but it has now spread to Word, Editing Programs, Chrome, pretty much most of my major programs. The "the application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application even log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail." bow has appeared.
Now I have tried to problem solve, and looked up many ways to do this. When ever I try to install Chrome, I get the same message, and am never able to reinstall it. Now I have uninstalled it, but for some reason it doesn't work to install it.
I am also tried to uninstall the C++ programs, but when I tried to reinstall them from the site, I got the same message as above, and saying that it was unable to install them.
I am completely lost on what to do.
Please help.

Answer:Side-by-Side Configuration Problem

Were you uninstalling the C++ Microsoft Visual Redistributables before this issue occurred?

Try Windows Update. I don't think it will grab them, but it might.

Additionally, I'm not sure which ones you were trying to install, but you can try the ones in the answer HERE.

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Hi -

Hoping you can help me. I need to set up an Outlook 2007 rule for marking all incoming mail as read, but it must reside on the exchange server.

The issue is that we need to ensure that all files that are incoming to this particular mailbox are marked as read to prevent them from repeatedly ftp'ing a file to an application server. This is an unmanned mailbox. I've read several forums that say the "Mark as Read" rule can only be set up client side.

Anyone know if that is correct? Or... have any suggestions?

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When I go to a webb site that uses server side script login it want login . The sites are and my wife has a florist and these sites have to be loged into for the auto printing to work. There support team cain't find the problem but I think I've narrowed it down to a script login issue I'm running 7 and have checked to make sure the advance settings are correct. When I go back to explorer 6 they kind of work but not like there supposed to.

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Having trouble location IIS manager on Vista Trying to open website node to find the site the OP is having issues with JIT Debugger (cannot locate configuration to disableASP Server-side scripting degug on Vista.)

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Hi Lorien

I just joined the Forum in hopes I can find some solution to my "side by side configuration" problem in Office 2010. I saw your earlier posts and tried to no avail. Lots of time ahead this weekend hoping to find a fix - perhaps I should be redirected to a different forum?

Peter in Michigan

Answer:"side by side configuration" problem in Office 2010

Hello, and welcome to the Vista Forums!

Please have a read through this older thread by me. side by side configuration

Try Lorien's advice, then mine, for the first two answers. If that does not solve the issue, keep going with my advice, and post an SFC log (sfcdetails.txt), and the sxstrace.txt.

Also, could you give us just a few more details. I assume that the error message is "The side for side configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix the issue" Can you please confirm that, and that it occurs for Microsoft Office only, as far as you are aware.



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T60p running WinXP - arrow keys "shift" screen side to side instead of moving cursor ; happens in Notes and Excel.  How do I reset to "normal"?

Answer:T60p - arrow keys "shift" screen side to side instead of moving cursor

Try to turn off scroll lock (key named "ScrLk") -gan

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When I insert a flash drive into one of the dead ports, initially the message pops up indicating that the computer recognizes something has been inserted into the port, but then it immediately disappears and the port is dead. I went to Device Manger-->Portable Devices and tried to fix one of the three dead ports. At some point (after I scanned for hardware changes, I think) it did show the drive letter, but it had a yellow triangular error-message  indicator. I right-clicked and selected Properties, and it said "This device cannot start (code 10)." Then the drive letter disappeared, though it has come back sporadically. I hope this is clear. Would appreciate any ideas. Thanks. Jane Doe 

Answer:E545--USB ports on left side of computer all died at once, but port on right side is still working

I also noticed this problem. Only the USB port nearest the rear is working. Even when I boot into the BIOS with a USB drive attached, only that port enumerates anything.

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

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
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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Model:  HP Pavilion m6 Notebook PC 15".   Laptop used minimally and still in beautiful shape other than these noted issues:  Left hinge is broken away from plastic casing (see pic) and Right hinge is broken away from lid plastic (see pic).   From what I'm reading, it seems the plastic base, chassis, and possibly lid base and hinge need replaced.  Please let me know what HP is offering as far as replacement parts and repair.  This seems to be an ongoing issue with HP notebooks.  I've purchased a total of three HP notebook/laptops over the past four years so I'm very concerned about these issues and why HP has allowed it to continue for so long and across so many different models.  It seems to me the plastic used in making these parts does not have the tensile strength required in notebook/laptop use.  I would think this issue would've been corrected years ago and not have continued.  Please advise.  I do love all my HP laptops other than these issues.   Thank you. 

Answer:Left Side Hinge Plastic Casing Piece Broken and Right Side L...



I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).

If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.

Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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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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Hi all,
I wounder if some can help me please
I have an error message coming up on all 32bit application that says “the application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect.”
I have done a lot of searching and found that most say I have to uninstall Visual C++ then load an update from Microsoft. That’s great but the side by side error won’t let me uninstall or install anything
I ran sfc /scannow and it found some error and did not fix others The log is below
I hope someone can help
CBS log
2013-03-28 16:10:08, Info CBS Starting TrustedInstaller initialization.
2013-03-28 16:10:08, Info CBS Loaded Servicing Stack v6.1.7601.17592 with Core: C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17592_none_672ce6c3de2cb17f\cbscore.dll
2013-03-28 16:10:10, Info CSI [email protected]/3/28:05:10:10.05 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version called (stack @0x7fee84ef0ad @0x7fee87a9849 @0x7fee87734e3 @0xff32e97c @0xff32d799 @0xff32db2f)
2013-03-28 16:10:10, Info CSI [email protected]/3/28:05:10:10.07 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version called (stack @0x7fee84ef0ad @0x7fee87f6816 @0x7fee87c2aac @0x7fee87735b9 @0xff32e97c @0xff32d799)
2013-03-28 16:10:10, Info CSI [email protected]/3/28:05:10:10.07 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version called (stack @0x7fee84ef0ad @0x7fef5478738 @0x7fef5478866 @0xff32e... Read more

Answer:Side by side error stopping all 32bit apps and many window's fucctions

Hi scott and Welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you try to boot into safe mode? Or even better a system restore?

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I am trying to fix my friends computer which is having several weird issues. When you login everything appears to be normal but Windows loads to a black screen with a cursor. Ctrl + Alt + Del to task manager and I can run explorer.exe to restore the desktop. However the problem now is once your at the desktop all programs when you try to run them pop up with an application failed to run side-by-side configuration is incorrect. these problems are not apparent when the computer is ran in safe mode, but I can not figure out what to do. I checked the registry HKLM software windows nt logon and explorer.exe is the value.
Malwarebytes when ran in safe mode does not detect anything either.

Answer:windows logs in to a black screen, programs have side by side config

Some possibilities: this application failed to start because side-by-side-configuration is incorrect

Was this computer upgraded from Vista to Windows 7? If so that may be the cause. You can try doing a Repair Install of Windows 7 to see if that corrects the problem.

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This morning I came into my office to find my pc (p4, win7) apparently in a loop. the cpu usage was very high on all four processors, and the disk usage was high as well. I tried restarting the computer but there was so much cpu usage that I couldn't even type. So after 10 minutes or so, I just pulled the plug.

The first problem was that Norton Internet Security stopped working. After an hour on 'chat' with Symantec, they reloaded the software for me and now NIS is working properly. But I still have (at least) two probems. (1) My RIMDeviceManager fails with an 0xC015002 error, and all my MSOffice 2007 programs fail with "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect."

I unstalled all the Microsoft C++ programs and then did an MSOffice "repair" and it looks like C++ Redistributable (32 and 64-bit) were re-installed, but Outlook, Excel, etc, still get the same error. Everything I've read about fixing the problem is way over my head (and I'm fairly technical). Does anyone have a clue what I should be tracking down?

Answer:Office 2007: The application has failed to start because the side-by-side config...

Re: Office 2007: The application has failed to start because the side-by-side config.

I've done some more checking and find that quite a few programs are failing to initialize because of this side-by-side thing: Adobe Premiere Elements and Adobe Photoshop Elements, Cyberlink Power Director 8, Microsoft LifeCam (no error, it just doesn't do anything), FormatFactory - there may be more, I haven't checked them all. Each program fails to initialize with the 'side-by-side configuration' error message. Please help!!

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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"


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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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\" 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 :(

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 recently bought my Dell XPS 9560. My dell xps screen appears cooler on the left side and slightly warmer on the right side. It is not noticeable in any color but when I visit websites with a white background like google, I can notice that the right side is slightly warmer (yellowish) which is distracting. Any idea on how should I proceed with the issue?

Answer:Dell XPS 9560 Screen - left side cooler and right side warmer

If "recently" is less than 21 days from shipment and from Dell directly, the best option is to contact customer support and have the system replaced.
If it's more than 21 days from shipment, the warranty will cover the display replacement, which is the only solution -- though if the system is new enough, you're better off having it replaced than repaired.

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all instructions can be found here at


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I have an Inspiron 5545 running win10.
On opening, the right side hinge on the keyboard section pulled three screws and inserts free, cracked the plastic in the corner where the hinge is located, killed the WiFi, and caused an intermittent vertical line to appear on the screen.
The laptop has never been out of  the house, never dropped, and seldom left my lap when I was home.
It runs, but is held together with aa 1.5" black paper clamp and connects to the home network via a USB WiFi dongle from Wal-Mart..
This is my fourth or fifth laptop and the first to have the case fail.  This is a design failure in my opinion.  Boo on you, Dell.  I've bought a lot of your computers over the years because they worked and did not fall apart with normal use.  This one disappoints.
Rev. William J McVay, D.D.

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I bought a Dell Inspiron 5545. From the first day I lifted the screen of the laptop, there was a click from the right side where the hinge of the screen meets the base of the laptop. I just assumed this was something internally that kept the screen in the open position because there are so many other items click when you open them. However, over the past few weeks a gap started to appear that has become increasingly larger between what appears to be the bottom of the case and the top in that same place where the right hinge is.
C'mon Dell.  It is a design flaw and should be fixed as such.

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Hi everyone, Has anyone noticed any issues with their W530 hanging when picking the unit up or applying slight pressure on the bottom right side while typing? My video sometimes goes haywire when this happens and its a telltale sign that my system is locked up.  I think i may have a damaged mb internally but just wanted to see if anyone else has seen this same issue or something similar.  Thanks!

Answer:W530 Hangs when slight pressure applied to bottom right side or picking laptop up from that side

Reseat the ram and hdd.

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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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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.


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!


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Hi, I'm hoping someone here can help me, I was referred to this forum by nasdaq in the malware removal forum to help with some residual problems I've been having with my hp notebook (
The following error is popping up when I try to open certain programs on my computer: "The application failed to load 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 am able to access the sxstrace.exe tool but when I try to get the trace to run, I get an error message- "Access is denied" (see above post for screenshots, etc.).  At first I just noticed this happening with my Kindle for PC, but has now graduated to my Dropbox as well.
Any advice on what to do next?

Answer:Error Msg: This application failed to start because its side-by-side configurati

I am currently trying the steps listed here- 
and will advise.
Also- I realize the sxstrace.exe tool may not have worked because I didn't access the cmd prompt in administrator mode which gives me a different prompt: Windows\system32.
Will try that as well.

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Hi there,

So in XP one was able to select open windows from the taskbar via holding CTRL and left clicking on each one, then right clicking and tile / arrange vertically the selected windows...

In windows 7 I cant seem to do it automatically. Yes i can do it manually with three or more windows, but i shouldnt have to.

I cant get three or more windows to tile next to each other, i can only get two windows to go side by side via the snap feature.

Any ideas on how to get three or more windows side by side semi-automatically?

Thanks for reading.

Answer:Window snap - How to get three or more windows arranged vertically side by side?

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Is there such a program that will force any video or video game(executable) to display in SBS image? I would like to use this program to play video games from my pc on my GearVR unit. I feel like this shouldnt be too hard to do overall. I know apps like this exist for mobile. I want something like this for my pc. Please help, I beg of you.

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Title says it all. I tried to have a Chrome window and a Spreadsheet showing side by side but it doesnt work. It works fine with IE9 and Firefox. Is this the case or is there a setting in Chrome I can change? Or is this a Windows 7 fault??

Answer:Show Windows Side By Side .... doesnt work with Chrome?

If you use the windows key and the right or lef arrow key on an open window that shortcut will move the window to the left or right side depending on which arrow key you have used.

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I am usually the person people go to when they have computer issues, but I am not by any means formally educated in any IT field or even familiar with C++, bin, dll files etc. but I am pretty good at figuring out resolutions to fairly complex computer situations both hardware and software related. Unfortunatly I am having quite a few problems with my new Vista laptop that I cannot resolve after trying every suggestion seen online.

1.) It seems to have started with Adobe. I installed adobe reader, and since then all my office programs, adobe, most other applications do not open. The error is a side by side config error. Heres are some examples in event log.
Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\coShared\Browser\2.0\CoIEPlg.dll".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\" on line 3. The policy contains a <noInherit> tag, but only manifests may have these.
Activation context generation failed for "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\fusion.dll".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\" on line 3. The policy contains a <noInherit> tag, but only manifests may have these.
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Answer:Multiple issues including Side by Side config error

A quick update...

After going back to the log files to see when the errors exactly started i came across over 500 errors in a single day. They were caused by Symantec. Literally 50 a second for ten minutes these errors were logged, i paged through them and it took me forever.

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\coShared\Browser\2.0\CoIEPlg.dll".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\" on line 3. The policy contains a <noInherit> tag, but only manifests may have these.

More error logs that may be usefull

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Graphics-Full-Existing\MMLoadDrv.exe".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\" on line 3. The policy contains a <noInherit> tag, but only manifests may have these.

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\sirenacm.dll".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\" on line 3. The policy contains a <noInherit> tag, but only manifests may have these.

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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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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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Spanking new A100-PSAANE (on Vista Premium Home Edition) problems:

1) LCD display -
Suddenly the display starts moving sideways as if you are in a merry-go-round and everything is running sideways! When I close the lid and open it again all is well and the display is exactly the same as it was before the problem started!

2) Hitting the scroll bar causes restore -
Quite often hitting the scroll bar causes that window to restore and clicking the same again causes the window to return to maximize.

Anyone knows the solution to these please???

Answer:Satellite A100 PSAANE: display moves from side to side


Your issues sound very strange and therefore it would be very interesting to know some more details;

Regarding point 1.) Do you mean the whole display or the single windows??
Did you try to change the screen resolution??? What graphic driver do you use???

Regarding point 2.) What scrollbars do you mean exactly??? Did you mean the ?internet explorer? window scrollbars or the "Windows Explorer" scrollbars???

Finally it would be very interesting to know if these issues happen on fresh recovered Vista OS. I would like to know if the same happens on notebook with factory settings!!

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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:

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.

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

Follow the instructions here to install VisualC++

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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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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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So my issue is that when I log into my computer it will some times (not all the time) revert from a side by side multi monitor setup to a over under setup. Like if you go into screen resolution settings I will have it set to monitor 1 on the left, and
monitor 2 on the right, then when I lock the computer and then log back in, it will have monitor 1 positioned over the top of monitor 2. 

I'm thinking there is possibly a default that it keeps going back to, but I'm not sure where I would look for that, other than the screen resolution settings. Another possibility for the origin of this problem could be Microsoft User Experience Virtualization
Agent, which we have installed on all our computers here to synchronize the various setting we have connected to our profiles. It looks like UEV might synchronize monitor layout settings, and with that it could be some how defaulting on an over under set up.
Overall I am unsure of what to do about his. 

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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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So my issue is that when I log into my computer it will some times (not all the time) revert from a side by side multi monitor setup to a over under setup. Like if you go into screen resolution settings I will have it set to monitor 1 on the left, and monitor 2 on the right, then when I lock the computer and then log back in, it will have monitor 1 positioned over the top of monitor 2.

I'm thinking there is possibly a default that it keeps going back to, but I'm not sure where I would look for that, other than the screen resolution settings. Another possibility for the origin of this problem could be Microsoft User Experience Virtualization Agent, which we have installed on all our computers here to synchronize the various setting we have connected to our profiles. It looks like UEV might synchronize monitor layout settings, and with that it could be some how defaulting on an over under set up. Overall I am unsure of what to do about his.

Any one have any ideas?

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i hate vista. but I gotta work on them cause they break.
I have a laptop handed off that is "stuck" in terms of the way it displays the file system [Windows Explorer].
How do I get this thing to display the side-by-side hierarchical view? you know... computer, drives, top level on the left pane, and the drill-down in the right pane???????


Answer:? Vista Windows Explorer in side-by-side panes like good OS's??!!

The tree view is to the bottom left of the file view, below the favorites.

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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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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 sometimes find that some pictures look more or less the same & like to compare them side by side to see which I like best.

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Hello Everyone,

This is my first post on Major Geeks and I would like to say thank you to everyone upfront.

Recently my computer had a BSOD on startup and afterwards I have been getting a lot of error messages that say a program cannot start because it's side by side configuration is incorrect. A different forum had me try things such as sfc /scannow but everything I have tried so far has either failed due to the side by side configuration or has not been able to find a problem. My .net framework is currently down and I can not get it to start up and most of my drivers are also down. I cannot access the internet through a web browser due to the side by side errors; however, my computer does have an internet connection. I also cannot install any new programs or activate AVAST for the same reason.

I followed the instructions from this post and I have attached what I could. Out of the 5 scans listed, only Roguekiller and Hitman Pro worked. Everything else failed due to side by side errors.

Again, Thank you for any help you can provide.

View attachment HitmanPro_20130614_0942.log

View attachment RKreport[1]_S_06142013_02d0924.txt

Answer:Post BSOD side by side configurations incorrect. Possible Virus?

Welcome to Major Geeks!

This is probably not a malware problem. Have you seen the below topic:

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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\\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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Answer:What free photo viewer will allow me to view with two or more pictures side-by-side?

Chasys Draw IES allows working with layers and WildBit Viewer can compare photos side to side.

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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?

 error.png   152.54KB


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 am using a 30" at 2560x1600. Each time I open Word Perfect X3, and open 2 documents, I have to resize it to fit approx. 1280x1600 for each document..

Now, if WordPerfect X3 itself is opened at 1280x1600, and I open 1 document, no problem.

But if I launch WordPerfect X3 to 2560x1600, then open 2 documents, I run into the above problem, so I have to spend time to resize them every time.

Should WordPerfect X3 automatically memorize the size setting of 2 document?

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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:

Answer:Side By Side Configuration Error when Opening Word 2007

Don't know if this will help CLICK HERE

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So far I have done this and it did not help:

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.)

FYI, She gets the message when trying to launch the Second Life Phoenix Viewer, however Second Lifes Viewer 2 loads without error.

I am going to perform a CHKDSK on her Lenovo as recommended in an archived thread from this forum and hopefully that will solve the issue. Can anybody think of anything else?

Answer:Experiencing (side by side application error). Need troubleshooting tips

What is the application error? Can you upload a snip

See How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista For More Information

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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.


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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This is a VERY interesting read. It is amazing what they have changed in the last few months.
You may only see this dialog window once or twice, but Microsoft wants to get it right. The Vista-like (Aurora) background has been replaced with a light blue one that we've seen on All the text has been changed as well. "Find out what's new in Windows 7" is now "Go online to find out what's new in Windows 7" and "See more new features" is now "Go online to learn more." Furthermore, the "Learn more about new Windows 7 features" has been replaced with two bullets:
* Discover new features that can help you be productive, stay safer, and have fun
* Find out everything you need to know about setting up your computer
Read More: Side by side: UI changes from Windows 7 beta to build 7057 - Ars Technica

Answer:Side by side comparison of Windows 7 Build 7000 & 7057

Its an exhaustive article; lengthy but worth reading. Strange, in the Start Menu, Microsoft has decided to put Computer & Games together in build 7057. Wonder why !?

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After I reinstalled Windows XP Home on a P4 2.4 G computer and checked Quick Launch in Taskbar & Start Menu Properties, I double clicked the Quick Launch divider in error, and Quick Launch displayed on the second row of the Taskbar.  I was finally able to get Quick Launch on a single row of the Taskbar.  However, it is now on the right side of the Taskbar, and I have not been able to move it to the traditional left side.  While it does not create an operational problem, I am accustomed to Quick Launch being on the left.  Quick Launch is not locked.  How can I get it back to the left side of the Taskbar, with open programs showing on the right?

Answer:Move Quick Launch From Right Side To Left Side Of Taskbar

Click and drag the divider, that should move the toolbar about.Just drag it to its normal position.It works for me, anyway.Hope this helps.

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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\" 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 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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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
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
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
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)
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Hi Everybody!!

I'm trying to make a video of multiple videos I have and combine some of them into one frame side by side onto a single video.

For example...

I have two perspectives filmed from this concert I went to. Me and my friend used separate cameras. Now I want to display both camera views onto one window and show them both playing at the same time but showing the different views.

Know what I mean?

I am not familiar with video editing so I am can't figure out how to explain the desired result I am after. So I am not sure if I am making sense. LoL

I can't seem to find what I'm looking for cuz I don't think I'm using the right keywords. I'm also hoping to find a program that does this for free.

Does anybody know of any program like this or anything about the desired effect I'm trying to obtain?

Thanks so much for listening!!

Have a good one!

Answer:Is there a program that lets you show two videos at once side by side in same frame?

Re: Is there a program that lets you show two videos at once side by side in same fra

This looks superb for what you are trying to do...

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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 with... Read more

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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How can I open 2 excel files side by side in Office 2010?

Answer:How to open 2 excel files side by side in Office 2010?

See if this helps: Comparing Two Excel 2010 Worksheets Side by Side - For Dummies

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I downloaded and installed Ubuntu and sectioned off a part of my hard drive for it. I intended to have it set up to run both windows 7 and linux together and let me choose which boot disk I wanted to use at start up. Ubuntu took over and so I read through some forums online. I can now get to the Windows 7 loading screen but it freezes there. I have my install disc and was hoping someone could assist me with getting windows 7 back. I do not care if I loose Ubuntu. I am currently sitting with the Administrator: X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe from the System Recovery Options Menu with my Windows 7 Disc in the tray. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated (if i can save my HD great if not I can live with that).


Answer:Unable to boot Windows after installing linux to run side by side

You'll need to boot System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair repeatedly.

Make sure the Win7 partition or its 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred) is marked Active first: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

If this fails after three separate repair attempts with reboots using DVD or Repair CD, boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD to doublecheck which partition is set Active, then click on Win7 HD to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, OK, Apply, reboot.

If Win7 doesn't start, boot DVD/Repair CD to run Startup Repair 3 times again.

If these fail, change the Active flag to Win7 partition if it is on SysReserved. Try Rebuild MBR and if necessary Startup Repairs again.

Linux can corrupt Win7 beyond repair so you may need to copy out your files using Win7 disk or Paragon Rescue CD: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Then run full Factory Recovery from its partition at boot, or using disks you've made or order, or use the Win7 Install DVD to clean reinstall following these steps: Reinstalling Windows 7

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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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