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Avast side-by-side configuration is incorrect

Question: Avast side-by-side configuration is incorrect

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

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Answer: Avast side-by-side configuration is incorrect

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

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

Answer:Avast side-by-side configuration is incorrect

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

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

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

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

I receive that error for most of my other programs.

When I tried to run event viewer, it says:

"MMC could not create the snap-in"

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

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

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

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

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

How do I tackle this please!

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

Hi

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

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

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

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

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

Within my dll the manifest emedded read:

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

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

Hope this helps...
 

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

As above where?
 

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

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

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

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

Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls,language="&#x2a;",processorArchitecture="X86",publicKeyToken="6595b64144ccf1df",type="win32",version="6.0.0.0"
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Silverlight\4.0.50524.0\Silverlight.Configuration.exe

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

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

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

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

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

I ran HJT and this is what I got

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

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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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Hello and thank you in advance for your help, I am in desperate need!

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks again for your help!

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

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

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

Louis

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

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

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

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

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

Hi welcome to the forum.

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

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

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Hello
I have come across a few similar posts regarding this error message but mine seems to display a different error message when using the event log. I have noticed that the error messages posted by other users displayed are quite different e.g. D:\3ds
Max 2011\3dsmax.exe".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_policy.9.0.microsoft.vc90.openmp_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.4148_none_0e9108e3b72e14d4.manifest" on line 0. Invalid Xml syntax.
I dont receive such a detailed error message. My error message in event log is: Activation context generation failed for "S:\spa\spa.exe".Error
in manifest or policy file "S:\spa\spa.exe" on line 0. Invalid Xml syntax.
I am using a software called premier spa and it keeps failing to open. 
I just wanted to post my error message and see if anyone has any suggestions on how to fix this problem. 

Thank you.

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

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

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

Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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

At first I couldn't even get on the internet at all. Local only network. Called my ISP, verified it was not their hardware, or my computer. Called Microsoft, they at least got me back to the internet. Now when I go to open programs that worked perfectly well before I get this message: "The application has failed to start because it side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail." A few programs still open, most do not. The ones that don't all come up with this same msg. These are the ones that don't open:
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0.exe
zoombrower Ex.exe a canon photo editing program,
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksWP.exe
" \ " \ " \WksCal.exe
" \ " \ " \wksdb.exe
" \ " \ " \WksSb.exe
" \ " \ " \wksss.exe
Norton Security Program c:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\3.8.0.41\uiStub.exe
Quicken WillMaker Plus 2009 c:\Program Files\Quicken WillMaker Plus 2009\qwp.exe
Windows Live:
c:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe
" \ " \ " \Photo Gallery\MovieMaker.exe
" \ " \ " \Photo Gallery\WLXPhotogallery.exe
There are others but I think they don't open because the system restore program cannot complete a syst... Read more

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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
  10 downloads

Thanks,
Ryan

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Thanks

Answer:Outlook showing incorrect side-side configuration

Hi & welcome.

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

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

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

If in doubt, ASK. OK?

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HI all,

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

On my desktop this morning I received this error,

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

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

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

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

Thanks
Timon

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

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

*Edit*

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

Thanks

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

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

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

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Hello,

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






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


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

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

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

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

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

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Hello all,

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

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

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

Any help would be usefull.

p.s. sorry for my english

Thanks in advance

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Any suggestions?
Thanks

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

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

Here are the downloads for C++ 2005

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

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

Here are the 2 downloads for C++ 2008

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

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

Here are the 2 downloads for C++ 2010

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

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

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

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

Scroll down to Microsoft Visual C++

A Guy

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

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

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

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OK, well this started today, probably something I installed idk.

Whenever I try to open program I get the error. side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application log for
more details.
To be more specific, it's anything that was not already open at the time this started.
So, mozilla, and some other random programs are no problem, but for example, these programs would not open.
winrar
system restore
regedit
event viewer
dxdiag
And even I tried to plug something in, I got an error about device detection

So, ok, no idea what the problem is, no specific solution found online, I resorted to safe mode.
I restarted, and I couldnt log on, I'm assuming because of winlogon.exe or whatever program windows uses to log me in.
OK, so now I cannot even get to the operating system
I decided to check out the windows repair menu.
Startup repair found no problems, ok, so I hate doing this but I decided to system restore to last week using the repiar menu.
Restore completed!
I still cannot log in though, it did not seem to help.

I'm am now running on my backup windows xp OS, and am unable to get into windows 7 pro x64

If there is anything I can do to fix this, please let me know.
So the most I can change is anything from the repair menu, and I can manage files from this OS.
 

Answer:Can't open anything ----side-by-side configuration is incorrect

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

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

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

Hello, and welcome to the Vista Forums!

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

VC++ 2005 SP1 contains 96 files.

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

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

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

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

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

Richard

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

I hope somebody can help me to solve this.

My error log (sorry in dutch)

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

Hi,


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

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

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

Answer:Side-By-Side configuration incorrect errors

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Windows 8 side by side configuration is incorrect

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

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Hi,

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

"Missing divxmain DLL:

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

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

adam

Answer:missing dll, side by side configuration is incorrect

Hello Adam and welcome to the forums

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

side by side configuration

Then post back here with the results

Tom

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Hello,

I've searched so many times on the internet about this I've lost count. I have been on every website possible and I still can't find a solution. Everytime I click on my Samsung New PC Studio or my AVG software, I keep getting this message: "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application log for more detail". I've tried numerous things, including going on Command Prompt, System Restore and I've tried downloading various packages but I still cannot find a solution to this problem. I've been trying to solve this all day but I've had no luck.

Please help,

Charl

Answer:'Side-by-side configuration is incorrect' message.

Carl,
I will notifiy our expert; until then, hopefully this will help
side by side configuration

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Hello

Window 7 Ulitmate x64

how can i fix this side by side config?
already tried opening sxstrace.exe and run
sfc /scannow but the program & command won't work

sfc /scannow
Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service.

and then i tried to download and install VC++ downloads,
the download is fininsh and i tried to open vcredist_x64
the error side by side config is incorrect keeps showing up
even in other programs.

how can i fix this error even if i cant install any programs?

thanks in advance

Answer:Window 7: side by side configuration is incorrect

Perform a check disk:

Use the steps below:
Open Computer by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Computer.
Right-click the drive that you want to check, and then click Properties.
Click the Tools tab, and then, under Error-checking, click Check now. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
To automatically repair problems with files and folders that the scan detects, select Automatically fix file system errors. Otherwise, the disk check will report problems but not fix them.
To perform a thorough check, select Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors. This scan attempts to find and repair physical errors on the drive itself, and it can take much longer to complete.
To check for both file errors and physical errors, select both Automatically fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
Click Start.

Depending on the size of your drive, this might take several minutes. For best results, don't use your computer for any other tasks while it is checking for errors.

Update the .NET framework
Download and install the latest .NET Framework
Download Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 from Official Microsoft Download Center

If still the error persists please provide us the error log:
Type eventvwr.msc /s in the address bar.
List any events that are listed as "Error" in the main window when you go to "Windows Logs" and "Application." ... Read more

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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

Security

- EventData

System Default Context
C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.windows.c..-controls.resources_6595b64144ccf1df_5.82.7600.16385_en-us_020378a8991bbcc2.manifest
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
x86_microsoft.windows.c..-controls.resources_6595b64144ccf1df_5.82.7600.16385_en-us_020378a8991bbcc2.manifest

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="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#">
<dsig:Transform Algorithm="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:HashTransforms.Identity" />
</dsig:Transforms>
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This is my first post. Runnng Vista 32 bit along with the free version of Avast!. When attempting to open a pdf file - I get the error message "that the application failed to start because its side by side conifiguration is incorrect. See application event log for more detail". Well even if I could find that application log, I do not know what I would be looking for. I did attempt to repair the Adobe reader and finally uninstalled it. Any thoughts? I will add that I ran across an Avast Forum comment on a similiar issue that said to reinstall C++ 2008 for the 32 bit due to the fact that sometimes the Avast!5 installer does not always correctly install the C++ correctly. Sounds good, but I hate to take a chance that could make things worse.

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Error - side by side configuration as incorrect.

Hello, archz3.

Please try the following:

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

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

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Dear friends

I am heaving problem in executing any software and getting below the errror message

This application has failed to start because it side-by- side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command line sxstrace.exe tool for more details
can anybody please help me to get out of this problem
Thank u
 

Answer:side-by- side configuration is incorrect sxstrace.exe

Do you use Windows 7 ?
 

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

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

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

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I have problem running any executable file, including opening zip files.

I have uninstall Norton Internet Security came with the Lenovo laptop, and install Avast free antivirus, everything fine after installation. But today when I start the laptop, all executable files cannot start, such as IE, Adobe, MS office, anything with .exe, and .zip. Error message is:

"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 details."

I google a bit, one suggestion is to re-install the Visual C++ re-distribution, but the exe file cannot run, therefore re-installing is impossible.

There is another suggestion to reset the default file association for exe, tried that but no difference.

Couldn't find any other instance the same, look like my problem is more serious than other. Anyone has a suggestion?

Thanks.
Ken

Answer:Cannot run any exe file, side-by-side configuration incorrect

Hello Kennlee, welcome to the forums.

While we wait for a guru to drop by, here's my $0.02. You're right, it looks bad. Are you able to run any Windows application that's already in there? Notepad, paint, calculator, solitaire, things like that?

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We are running the Windows 7 Ultimate OS, 32 bit software.
Up to a week ago everything is working O.K., including 'Calibre', 'Glary Utilities', 'Audacity', 'Kindle' and 'Open Office Writer, Base, Calc and Draw' software.

After that the general software was O.K., but the list above is not working. In every case the message on the screen is that the 'C:\Program Files\Amazon\ Kindle.exe' OR 'D:\Program Files\Calibre.exe' OR 'D:\Program Files\ Glary Utilities 5\Integrator.exe' or the other programs is:-

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 have done downloading software again, with the the list, but is still not working.
I have done the 'regedit.exe' software but the table is O.K., with the registry values are right.
Please can you help me.

Answer:Side-by-Side Configuration INCORRECT

You have a serious problem. Your best bet is to try to restore from a Restore Point that was saved before the problem started. If that doesn't work or you don't have such a Restore Point you will likely have to re-install Windows and all your software. There's a small chance you can boot from the Win7 distribution disk and try System Repair, but I don't have high hopes for this.

The error message you are getting refers to problems with the WINSXS (Windows Side by Side) subdirectory. This is the place Win7 stores copies of DLL files that get installed with different applications. A DLL file is library (Dynamic Link Library) of executable modules used by different programs.

In old versions of Windows different DLL modules were deemed as reusable or shareable, with the hope that only one copy would be installed on a system. (That's when disk space was expensive and MS wanted to conserve it.) But what happened was different software makers would install updated version of a DLL and this would break other programs that relied on an older version. As a resul MS would get zillions of tech support calls and spend hours fixing things. So they decided to "fix" the prblem by keeping a copy of each DLL installed by a program.

This works pretty well except for 2 things: (1) WINSXS gets increasingly large over time, and there is nothing anyone can do about it, and (2) bad things start happening if WINSXS gets messed up. This is the problem you have.

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A game demo that I downloaded recently won't run- I just keep getting the message "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail."

I've been looking online for a solution, and most of what I've seen has said that installing Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable solves the problem. So far, I've tried downloading and installing the 2005 and 2008 version of the C++ redistributable, and even the full Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition program without any luck (and when I try to run the Express Edition, I actually get the same error message).

Anyone know what I can do to fix the problem? Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Side by side configuration incorrect

bump- anyone able to help me with this?
 

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I updated my yahoo messenger this morning and while it was down loading it gave me this message.

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c:\program files\yahoo!\messenger\yahoomessenger.exe

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

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I went online to find a fix for it and was told to download and install microsoft visual C++ 2005 redistributable file called, vcredist_x86

When i try and install that it gives me this error message.

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Error 1305.Error reading from file
C:\Users\_____\appdata\local\temp\ixp001.tem\vcredist.msi.
Verify that the file exists and that you can access it.

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I am the only user on this comp and have the admin account, i also went and changed the folder and all files inside from read only but still it will not read it.

I need a fix for both these problems....... thank you in advance for your help.
 

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I've been running win 7 x64 for a few months now. Everything has worked fine and now whenever i try running any programs i get an Sxs error. I tried 'sfc /scannow' but nothing has shown up. Then i tried installing a VC++ redist package, but I can't even run the exe file at all. Here's is a event log from one of the errors.

Level Date and Time Source Event ID Task Category
Error 5/22/2010 9:06:01 AM SideBySide 33 None "Activation context generation failed for ""G:\Program Files (x86)\winamp\winamp.exe"". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls,language=""&#x2a;"",processorArchitecture=""X86"",publicKeyToken=""6595b64144ccf1df"",type= ""win32"",version=""6.0.0.0"" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis."


- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="SideBySide" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49409">33</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-05-22T16:06:01.000000000Z" />
<EventRecordID>9108</EventRecordID>
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>ViEtStA</Computer>
<Security />
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Answer:Side By Side Configuration Incorrect

  
Quote: Originally Posted by snowcrab


I've been running win 7 x64 for a few months now. Everything has worked fine and now whenever i try running any programs i get an Sxs error. I tried 'sfc /scannow' but nothing has shown up. Then i tried installing a VC++ redist package, but I can't even run the exe file at all. Here's is a event log from one of the errors.

Level Date and Time Source Event ID Task Category
Error 5/22/2010 9:06:01 AM SideBySide 33 None "Activation context generation failed for ""G:\Program Files (x86)\winamp\winamp.exe"". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls,language=""&#x2a;"",processorArchitecture=""X86"",publicKeyToken=""6595b64144ccf1df"",type= ""win32"",version=""6.0.0.0"" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis."
- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="SideBySide" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49409">33</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-05-22T16:06:01.000000000Z" />
<EventRecordID>9108</EventRecordID>
<Channel>Application</Chan... Read more

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So a friend sent me a file with the recovery album in it and later that night my computer went to this weird screen that said backing up and then restarted. When I turn it back on and log in and all that stuff it was running slow and a message came up saying my anti virus was turned off, when I try to open my anti virus this message pops up.

error 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. (btw I use avast AV)

I have not clue what to do and I also can't open my AIM or MSN Messenger, every time I try to open these three programs it loads for a few minutes and the error above pops up. I tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it nothing works, I did a disk defrag and that took care of the slowness.

Answer:side by side configuration is incorrect help please

nobody can help huh :(

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Last night I was using my computer and playing games, It was working fine. I shut it down and the next morning when I turned it on it asked me to restart to finish the windows updates... so I did. (it was an update for vista x64 systems) After it started back up none of my touch buttons worked, mouse pad, or any of my programs besides my Internet Explorer x64 which is what i'm using right now... Anytime I try to open any program it gives me the message (The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail.) I tried restoring my system to before the update which didn't work, so I tried restoring it from about a week ago and that did nothing... I need some help with this....

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Side-By-Side Configuration is Incorrect

This may give you a clue as to what your message means.

I believe that "Side by Side" architecture uses a trick in a file called a 'manifest' to call a special system file instead of the regular Vista system file (a .dll). The error is saying that finding that special dll written for that application is not working somehow. (side-by-side configuration is incorrect).
Something has changed those special application files. Perhaps disk corruption, perhaps conflict with something new.

You should check in Event Viewer for more details.
Start - Search - Type in Event Viewer - Windows Log - Application.

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hi guys, i have just done a clean install of 7x64, when i came to reinstall ableton live all installed fine, however when i go to open the application for the first time i get Error message displayed: The application has failed to start because its
side-by-side configuration is incorrect.

this worked fine before the format but i have no idea why it's not now.

any ideas, i have a deadline soon

Answer:side by side configuration incorrect.

have a look at these threads and see if any help:

Ableton - Error Message: Side by side configuration is incorrect

https://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=159289

https://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=178650

Ableton live 8.0 software is not working - Microsoft Answers

They all mention installation of Visual C++ runtimes. A Guy

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When I try to launch Flight Simulator X, I get the message "The application has failed to start because it's side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail."

The event log reveals:

Activation context generation failed for "G:\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\fsx.exe". 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.

I have no idea what this means or how to fix it. Is anyone more knowledable than I am? I am running Windows Vista Ultimate
 

Answer:Side by Side Configuration Incorrect

**Bump
 

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Hi,

I woke up this morning and found that many programs on my Vista pc aren't working coming up with the error message 'side-by-side configuration is incorrect'. It occurs on firefox, internet explorer, windows media player and a game I recently installed Evil Genius. It my be happening on other programs but I haven't across them.

I checked on other forums and they suggest uninstalling AVG (which didn't work) and the Vista website suggested a restore point but whenever I try and do that it gives me an error page briefly and then the computer restarts.

Help would be much appreciated.

programs affected include explorer.exe
 

Answer:side-by-side configuration is incorrect HELP

Maybe this.
 

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i have side by side configuration errors in my event viewer and have no idea what to do
 

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I was wondering if someone could help me with this 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."

I've never seen it before yesterday when it started appearing. I first noticed it when I went to open my webcam software. I thought it was just the software, but after several reinstallations and lots of online searching I realize that's not the issue. I downloaded the RegistryBooster, but I can't even open that up without getting this same error message. I have ran the command prompt and it didn't tell me anything. Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Side-by-side configuration is incorrect.

Hello and welcome to the forums, i would try to use a restore point first to go to a date before this happened, if that fails to resolve the issue, then i would use this : How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7 to see if i had missing or corrupt registry files. By the way, do not use Registry Booster, it will cause more harm than good, even if you get it to work, lose that program, only tested and trusted program is Ccleaner, in my opinion. Post back your results please.

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I am using Vista, I downloaded an up date for MSN and it now will not start. I get the following error message The application has failed to start because its side by side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application log for more detail. Can any one help me with this?
 

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My friends parents computer was running windows vista. They were using a three mobile broadband adapter to connect to the internet (note: despite mobile broadband, it is a desktop). Suddenly, it started showing errors all over the place at startup, the main one being "Side by side configuration incorrect", and they could not launch their 3 mobile application. they asked me for help, and I read up on it, and decided to reinstall the 2008 c++ redist. This didn't work, so I decided to just install win7. When I try to run the connection program in 7, it does absolutely nothing, and all the other exes in the program folder give the old "Side by side configuration incorrect" error. Any idea what is causing this?

Answer:Side by side configuration incorrect

Windows 7 contains a file backup to ensure that different programs get the versions of files that it wants.
These are stored in a side by side or SxS folder.

I would do these 2 things first.

Right click the command prompt and choose run as administrator.
type chkdsk /r <enter>
It will want you to reboot.
This will test file integrity.

After it finishes open another command prompt (admin)
type sfc /scannow <enter>
This will make sure that the system files are the correct ones.

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ASUS G50vt-x5
Windows Vista? Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1
(6001.vistasp1_gdr.080917-1612)
I've read all the topics, tried all the solutions.

It started when I uninstalled a game called Deco Online as well as WoW
Trial.
There were no uninstall icons so I used the Programs and Features list
in the Control Panel to uninstall them.
The wierd thing after uninstalling them is that the icon for Deco
didn't dissapear and I was unable to delete it. It wouldn't let me run
Avast, and after deleting the folders that remained from Deco and WoW, I
restarted.

The icon dissapeared but I was left with the side-by-side error. I
cannot run any x32/x86 programs, only x64 as far as I'm aware. I've
downloaded all the different programs from windows (C++ Redistributes)
and such. But get the side-by-side error when trying to run them. I'm
really stuck.

I'd be really greatful. I just don't want to have to reinstall
everything and back everything up.

Thanks.
Chunk

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Windows 10 updated itself (the anniversary update 1607) and now i can't open Chrome, nor any exe files, nor jpgs, says something about side by side configuration is incorrect. I have tried running repair commands, restoring to an earlier time, installing windows over windows. I dont know what else to do. I ran dism command and got error 1726, remote procedure call failed. Running sfc scannow says it couldnt remove some corrupt files. I'm in over my head here guys, been trying things ALL DAY LONG. Keep in mind that I cant open anything so downloading a fix isnt going to help because it wont let me open it....thanks in advance! Sara
 

Answer:side by side configuration is incorrect

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When I try to get into Word/Excel/Powerpoint I get the side by side error. I've tried troubleshooting and following the basic steps in some of the posts here but no luck so far System restore does not work either.

When downloading/installing the VC++ downloads, the second one won't install and I get the error message "the feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable" and then "Installation source for this product is not available. Verify that the source exists and that you can access it"

I've got some logs here, I've tried so many things my head starts to spin, but hopefully they can give you an idea of what's going on and what I've done.. I think I've run sfc a time or two now and it looks like everything's fixed there.. but here goes..

Answer:Side by side configuration incorrect - please help!

Hello jhwkgirl. Welcome to the forum.

I took a quick look at this issue and found this:
Solved "side by side configuration" problem in Office 2010 - Vista Forums

It seems that it is important to uninstall VC++ completely before trying to install the download or update (see post #6 in that thread).

BTW: Is this Office 2010 we are talking about?

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A few days ago, my Vista Home 32bit suddenly gave errors when I tried to launch some applications including Ms Office 2007.
Error messages I got include:
Side-By-Side Configuration is Incorrect and
"c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v2.0.50727\mscorwks.dll could not be loaded"
I fixed the problem by installing the following patch alone:
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package ATL Security Update
Your scenario may vary & may require other VC++ distributable packages to be installed/reinstalled.

Good luck.
SL
 

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Hello,

I've got a brand new HP Slimline 5123 sitting on my desk. Opened up the box yesterday, put it all together, downloaded updates (everything recommended, including SP1 & SP2), got my programs set up. Everything went fine.

Today I tried to install an HP printer (Desktop F4480). Went through the power-up, installing toner, aligning the print heads. All fine. But as soon as I put the software CD into the CD/DVD drive, I get this error:

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

The basic printer functions will work without the software, but we need the software installed to access the other functions, like scanning. Not being overly familiar with Vista, as I don't use it myself, I don't know specifically where to look for application event logs. So I searched for all logs, and then sorted by date. There are no logs with today's date.

Googling the error message, I see a lot of people have experienced something similar, but nothing involving the CD/DVD drive.

Any help in resolving this issue would be appreciated.

Answer:side-by-side configuration is incorrect

I would suggest to download the printer driver from the HP website and install it from there. Who knows how old this CD of yours is.

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I am getting this error when trying to start Open Office.

I went through the previous Threads on this issue and thought they suggeste I install uniblue Registry Booster. Anyway I installed that product and when I try to start it it come up with the same error.

Help Please
Colandra
 

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Cannot run about 90% of my programs due to this issue

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

Have tried restoring with no success.

Other threads say to uninstall and reinstall various components to fix the problem, how ever executable files also wont run and when I attempt to uninstall something I get this message

"the windows installer service could not be accessed. This can occur if the window installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance."

Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit

Answer:Side-By-Side Configuration is Incorrect

Hi there,
Click Start, click Run, type MSIEXEC /UNREGISTER, and then click OK. Even if you do this correctly, it may look like nothing occurs.Click Start, click Run, type MSIEXEC /REGSERVER, and then click OK. Even if you do this correctly, it may look like nothing occurs, or you may briefly see an hourglass. After you run this command, the operation is complete.Try your Windows Installer-based application again.
Then uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable completely and reboot the system. Then download it from here Download details: Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) and install it. Then test it and see if that works.

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When clicking on Safari, as well as Word, Excel, or Power Point - essentially any component of Microsoft Office 2007, I keep getting the following: "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail".
Really need to access Word program and am not very computer savvy. Your guidance in rectifying this is welcome and appreciated!

The details of my computer are:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5750 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 225618 MB, Free - 122905 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 1564 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0U990C, , .HW6D2H1.CN7016689L08OE.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Side-by-side configuration is incorrect

This link is from Adobe, but it gives you some solid ideas on how to fix your problem. Clearly, substitute Microsoft Office every time it says "Suite" or "Adobe" or "Adobe Creative Suite". (You get the point, right?)
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/406/kb406122.html
 

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I have a toshiba satelite laptop w/ vista as the OS. When i log on to my desktop and click on anything an error message pops up saying "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is inncorect." I tried doing system restore to a few different dates but none of them would work...it couldn't complete. I even tried using my recovery disks but they won't run either. I have a windows 7 upgrade disk that I want to use but I can't do that either because the error message pops up.

Answer:side by side configuration incorrect...plz help

see if you have a Recovery partition on your hard drive you can access it on your toshiba laptop by turning it off then holding down 0(zero) while you turn it on. that might work if your cd's are scratched.

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windows 7 pro i can not open any programs and can not down load any fixes

Answer:side by side configuration is incorrect

Grab a USB thumb drive. You may have a virus. try one of these...http://www.freewebs.com/xpuser4real...Download on another machine and save to usb drive. Take USB drive to your machine and install the programs to remove virus.

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Hi,

I can't seem to install any version of CCleaner and maybe other progs., too.

I'm presented with the following two errors:

1. "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."

2. "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them."

I've downloaded the latest version - 5.04.5151 - to the downloads folder, as well as a copy of the previous version - 5.03.5128 - but neither will install. I uninstalled the previous version, in prep for the new one, but can't re-install it, not even via the original 5.03.5128 file I had saved months ago.

I Googled for some help and found Microsoft's KB on "Windows cannot access the specified path...":
"http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2669244
I've been through 1 - 6, to no avail
Only 5 was relevant: I "unblocked" the file, owing to Properties stating "This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer". It didn't make any difference, nor to 5.03.5128.

I Googled "...side by side configuration is incorrect..." and this is where I've come to a dead end.

I'd be really grateful for some help.

I don't want to uninstall any other progs and discover I can't re-install them, either.

Answer:CCleaner ccsetup504.exe: "...side-by-side configuration is incorrect"

Sounds like you've tried to install it and then it has completed installing. Have you check all CCleaner files are removed from your system also check in Add and Remove programs...

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

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Does anyone know anything about this error message that I'm getting when I'm trying to start Logitech Setpoint in Windows 10 64 bit?
Apparently it's relatively common for all sorts of applications.

Answer:"Side-by-side configuration is incorrect"

Good morning. Here are a couple of things to try:
1. Download and install Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package:



Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013

Access Denied



2. Run System file checker.


Press Windows key + X, select Command prompt (Admin) to bring up elevated Command prompt.In Command prompt type sfc/scannow and press enter.Restart the computer.
If no corrupted system files were found in the previous state, then I suggest you to try the following steps:

Open command prompt by pressing Windows key + X and selecting ?Command prompt admin?.In command prompt, type the following commands and press Enter after each command:
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth


Close the command prompt and restart the PC and check if it works.

You could also try running chkdsk /f /r c: (or whichever drive letter you want to check). You'll probably have to boot up using the "advanced options" and select "command prompt."

Hope these help.

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Ok, so I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit edition.
Yesterday I opened FireFox and after a few minutes the program was not responding.
I then closed it, and when I tried to reopen it it said that FireFox was still running.
I went into Task Manager, Process, found FireFox and ended it.
Then when I tried to open it again, I received this error message.
So then I tried to Restore my computer to a previous date, but could only go back as far as that afternoon, because if I chose a different date I would get an error that it could not do it.
Next I hunted online for a solution, I found one that sounded promising.
The site said to go here and download this file. Then go here and download that file.
The link to the site is here.
When I try to follow those steps to install the files, I get this error.
At this point I am at a loss. I really don't want to have to re-install windows if at all possible.
Any and all suggestions would be helpful.
 

Answer:"Side-by-Side configuration is incorrect"

Try uninstalling Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable and reinstalling http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/confirmation.aspx?familyId=200b2fd9-ae1a-4a14-984d-389c36f85647&displayLang=en
 

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Hello, I recently reformatted my pc in hopes of fixing my bad frame rate in bad company 2. When I reinstalled the game and tried to launch it, I got the error in the title. "Side by side configuration is incorrect"

I have spent 20-30 hours searching for a solution, all of the methods in the google results have failed to fix it, and of course the tech support at Origin was unable to help me either.

I'm hoping that someone here might know about this error, BC 2 was my favorite multiplayer game.
Thanks.
 

Answer:"Side by side configuration is incorrect" BF BC 2

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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 http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=139681 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:

http://www.vistax64.com/software/245768-side-side-configuration-incorrect-2.html
 

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When I attempt to open my windows live messenger the following error comes up:

"C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe

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

I've tried to uninstall/reinstall and repair it. I don't understand what to look for in the event log to fix this. I am using Windows Vista Home, and my PC is an HP Pavillion.

I hope someone can help out
 

Answer:Windows Live Messenger - side-by-side incorrect

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Hello.
I am getting the following error:

I've tried nearly everything possible. I've tried a sfc /scannow (CBD log is below), I just ran a chkdsk.exe, reinstalled Visual C++ and nothing has fixed it. I've also tried reinstalling the program.
What else can I do? I cannot use a Windows Installer Disk as I don't have one as the company installed Windows for me and I never got a disk.I also don't have a CD large enough to put the .iso on it. I made a Windows Repair Disk but I can't seem to be able to boot from it, my BIOS is that of a Gygabite 990x Mobo.

Please help.

Download to my CBS.txt log: CBS.txt

Answer:Side By Side Confiuration Incorrect (Installing Dreamweaver)

Here's the event log on the error:
Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5\Dreamweaver.exe".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.vc90.mfc_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.6161_none_4bf7e3e2bf9 ada4c.manifest" on line 0. Invalid Xml syntax.

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Hey guys,

So I've gotten back from where I spend my summer break, and I am back home, to my lovely desktop. I was very happy about this but I came back to face a couple of problems/errors. I had a registry issue which gave me a BSoD but I solved that. Now my issue is with Windows Live Messenger.

I used WLM for about 30 mins before signing out...I was messing about with my iTunes library & music...about 45 mins later when I tried to login to MSN, I got this error message:

C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect.

WHAT I TRIED SO FAR:

-Uninstall & Reinstall WLM (3 times) - each reinstall was followed up by a reboot as well.
-Downloaded and Installed Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86 - For 32 Bit Systems).

Can someone please help - thanks!

Answer:Windows Live Messenger - Side-by-side Incorrect

Have you used Revo Uninstaller to remove it? Have you gotten it from the Live Essentials site? Have you tried older versions like 8.5?

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i cannot open Adobe Flash Professional cs6, game application "wildtangent games", and mozilla firefox
i received error message
c:\Program Files (x86)\WildTangent Games\App\GameCosol-wt.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 try to use sxstrace.exe but the command-line can't opened, and i try with the event log and use Event Log Online Help, i've try to fix with regedit.exe but still not work

i am using Notebook hp Af115au which is running win10 home single language versi 10.0,10240 Build 10240, system type: x64-based pc
Please assist and if you require further information, i will try to give it asap.
Than you

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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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First post...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello Richard,

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

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

Attached is a copy of the results: sfcdetailsFrancaBB.txt

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

George

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

Hello George!

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

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

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

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

Richard

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

Don't know if this will help CLICK HERE

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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My 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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I rebooted my computer this morning and now I receive the following error when I try and do certain windows tasks, such as launch task manager or try to manage my computer.

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 details.Click to expand...

So I did both of these which produced the following when I do task manager.

In Event Viewer I get the following under general:

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Windows\system32\taskmgr.exe". The setting http://schemas.microsoft.com/SMI/2005/WindowsSettings^autoElevate is not registered.Click to expand...

And here is the XML details:

- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="SideBySide" />

<EventID Qualifiers="49409">81</EventID>

<Level>2</Level>

<Task>0</Task>

<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>

<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-12-11T18:49:34.000000000Z" />

<EventRecordID>3415</EventRecordID>

<Channel>Application</Channel>

<Computer>Fanzilla</Computer>

<Security />

</System>
- <EventData>
<Data>http://schemas.microsoft.com/SMI/2005/WindowsSettings^autoElevate</Data>

<Data />

<Data />

<Data />

<... Read more

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