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Right side Hinge pulled free of screws and inserts on the keyboard side.

Question: Right side Hinge pulled free of screws and inserts on the keyboard side.

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

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

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

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

@Awell

 

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

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It is bad enough that Dell makes a product with a defect affecting many of their unuts (bad hinge design/manufacture), but then makes a statement that part is specifically not covered under any of their warranties. 
C/mon Dell.  You created the problem, man-up to it.

Answer:Hinge Laptop Broken (Inspiron 5545 Right Side Hinge)

Frank,Thank you for bringing your concern to Social Media support team.Please private message us the snapshot of the hinge, system service tag along with registered owner's information and email address.

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ok, i have a very basic case - has 3 slots top and bottom for the current side panel to go into and secures with 2 screws at the back, i'll get a picture and upload soon but are there any panels i can get with a window that would fit this??

thanks for any input, and i'll have the picture up tomorrow!
 

Answer:side w/ window for a case with slide in and screws

mcadam88 said:



ok, i have a very basic case - has 3 slots top and bottom for the current side panel to go into and secures with 2 screws at the back, i'll get a picture and upload soon but are there any panels i can get with a window that would fit this??

thanks for any input, and i'll have the picture up tomorrow!Click to expand...

depends on the make/model of the case. if its a generic case, probably not. your best bet would be to buy an aftermarket window kit and make your own.
 

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Working on an unrelated problem, I noticed that last year, my trusty PC tech mounted a new SSD using a screw on the left _and_ right side of the drive bay.
If I need to remove this drive later on, how on Earth do I access the screws on the right side? Thanks.

Answer:XPS 9100: how to access right-side drive bay mounting screws?

You don't  for the upper bays they are shoulder screws.  You remove the bezel then press slider down and slide the drive out.  For the drive cage it also has slots for shoulder screws.

http://downloads.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_studio_xps_desktop/studio-xps-9100_service%20manual_en-us.pdf
 
 
 

 
 

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plastic hinge covering broke and the screen is now popping off.  Dell offered to fix it for $239, almost same price as the computer.  lol should be a recall and items sent out to fix.  

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left side hinge problemwhen i open laptopleft side open upnow what to do?warranty over do i have to send it to hpapprox charges for hinge replace ?

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I have a Yoga 710 15" (Model 80V50000US). The hinge on the bottom left side of the screen has a hinge pin that runs through both the left and right sides of the hinge (I can see the pin in the gap between the hinge and the screen itself. However, the hinge on the bottom right side of the screen has a hinge pin that only runs through the right side of the hinge. There is no hinge pin present on the left side of this hinge. I am trying to determine if this is intentional by design or if I should have a hinge pin in this location. Any help would be appreciated.

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M7 laptop has a broken hinge on the left side.  Can someone contact me for repairs (estimated costs).  The latop is 3 years old and I know I'll have to pay.  Just curious as to the pricing.  Thank you!  TD

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I have kept my Notebook with great care and have never dropped or bumped it. After a yaer I noticed that the right side hinge has become a bit loose and within 3 months it has become quite loose. At the moment it seems to be manageable to fix the problem but I am afraid that in some time it might pop out of the plactic body. Is there a loose screw that can be tightened? What should I do to prevent more damage to the hinge and body?

Answer:How To Fix HP Envy Right Side Loose Hinge

@naumanmajeed

  I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details). If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.
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My HP envy 6 one side hinge is broken and currently cannot be folded, i have use it as a desktop for some months now, as i will travel overseas soon and will need it to be fixed. And becuase it cannot be folded, it seems like a disaster to take it to any place for repair.  It looks like the display screen will split open if i force to fold it, so i have been leaving it as it is. It is funny that i didn't realise it was broken straight away, as i didn't drop it or did any damage to it at all. I almost only fold it at night and open it in the morning using it as a desktop most times.  It just happened when i tried to fold it one night  and found out this problem. It didn't give me any hint that it was about to broke. I searched it online and found out it is a common problem and also there are quite some pictures of showing the similar problems to my HP Envy 6.  It is a still sweet thing to use and i don't want to replace it yet.  I have installed a couple of expensive software on it and rely it for work... From my searches it seems like a very common problem of HP laptops. I would like to know if HP has any system/procedures in place to fix this common issue which seems to me a quality defect . My laptop is currently out of warranty and also just out of the warranty from where i bought it.  Needless to say, my previous laptop that i have used for more than 6 years, the hinges are still good. however this HP envy 6 's hinge ... Read more

Answer:My HP envy 6 one side hinge is broken

@Gisela2017

  I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details). If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.
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yesterday when i was open my laptop right side  hinge broken. same case with my other two friend. and it is ocureid after end of warranty periord. i think it is a manufacturing defect. so same problem more number of hp laptop customer. what is the procedure to repair my laptop hinfe?? give solution and i am waiting for your kind co- operation.  why i am chossing hp??  if the company not enough support?? and same problem with othres. please do need full action for this purpose, i am waiting for your revert mail

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I cannot close my latop at all or else it will come apart completely.  the frame that holds the screen is completely cracked so it pulls away.  The screen nd the frame around it is fine.  What can I do to fix this? 

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There's a weird little pull out tab like thing under the fan shroud on the right side of the hinge. It's opposite of the docking button. It pulls out about a half inch. What is this? Is it for anything important?













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Answer:thing on right side of helix hinge

It's the place you lock the computer to a desk with a wire, kensington lock or something like that.  You can't undock the helix when the tab is out. 

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I bought a Lenovo Ideapad U530 at BestBuy in Sunnyvale CA, USA about a year ago.  The right side hinge broke about 2 months ago. I see this as a common problem in these forums. WHen I call Lenovo support they are not able to help & claim that hinge is out of stock & they are no longer repairing these. I need a solution. I feel cheated ; I spent $1000 on a laptop & I cant use it ot get it repaired now.  Sunder

Answer:Lenovo u530 right side hinge broken

If the touchscreen isn't broken and it's only the plastic attached to the hinge you can carefully drill through the top cover and put a thin bolt or screw.
 
The plastic didn't fit back on so I trimmed it.  It'll void the warranty, but what good is a warranty if no one will honor it?
 
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Hi, I am hoping for assistance with repairing or replacing the screen hinge on the right side of my laptop.  When I open the screen I can see the actual laptop body splitting.  Looking inside the screw hole I can see broken black plastic and and hear something moving inside when opening/closing. The computer is only about 15 mo old, so it is out of warranty, but since it's my secondary laptop I would have expected something as basic as the hinge to last a lot longer than this!   Does anyone know if HP is able to send me a free replacement part that I can use to fix it myself? Thanks in advance,Matt

Answer:HP Envy right side screen hinge broken!

Hi @matt167698, I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post serial numbers and case details.If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, this post has instructions.

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The left hinge on my laptop has come apart and it's affecting the screen display. I have had my laptop for only 2/3 years and had no problems but it's frustrating it's happening now because I'm in the middle of exams. I have searched this thread and people have had similar problems. After a couple of seconds the screen starts turning white and I have to physically push down the left side to get any response. Is there any way this can be resolved?

Answer:Hp laptop left side hinge problem

@blank17

 

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

If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.
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Answer:Left side screen hinge after reassembly !! Pls hel...

Hello, I guess you have need the part number of this part for Aspire V3-571G: 33.M03N2.007 - BRACKET LCD RIGHT LEFT

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Hi All , 
i brought my laptop  N5110 in may 2012 ....since that my right hinge of the laptop is broken almost thrid time now...
is it the defect of the product?
this thing first happened in first month only may 2012 when i just brought it .....i asked for a new laptop but then they just given the part replacement...
Really disappointing ,,,,,,..............not sure if i really recommend for Dell to anyone ....

Answer:N5110 bototm base right side hinge broken

any one to discuss this problem?

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A friend and I purchased Dell Inspiron 15 5547 in August 2015 together. Within 5 months my friend's laptop's hinge got broken. Since it was in warranty Dell replaced it in 2 weeks. I didn't face any issue then. But since past few months I noticed a click sound when opening or closing the laptop. It didn't take time to figure out the right hinge of the laptop was defective and because of that the area near power button started popping out. I read several posts on similar issues with this laptop and was wondering if Dell will replace and fix it because of the manufacturing defect. The laptop is about 2 years old now. I'm currently using a paper clip to keep the things in place and not break it.

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The left side hinge on my touch enables Inspiron 15 (5558) is broken.  When I opened the device on my desk, it made a cracking sound and the case-lid seemed to seperate from the screen assembly. According to the tag on the bottom, it's under warranty until December 20th this year.  How do I go about getting this repaired?  I can not move the screen at this point.  I have it in an open position, but if I'm very gentle and use many hands, I could get it closed.  Any help would be appreciated.  

Answer:Inspiron 15 (5558) hinge on left side broken

Start by calling Dell support.  

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Hello, I bought an Acer Aspire R15 with Windows 10 from Best Buy in mid-June 2016. I just noticed today that the left side hinge is stuck at a 180 degree angle, so that my screen looks lopsided. (I think I have once, just to see that it really will do this, turned it into tablet mode from laptop mode, and back again, so it isn't as though I have been swinging it around willy-nilly!) Anyway, I have tried to free it up but daren't apply pressure as I am afraid of breaking the case, or the display, or the hinge itself! Any ideas, anyone out there? Please? Thanks in advance! 

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Hello, I bought an Acer Aspire R15 with Windows 10 from Best Buy in mid-June 2016. I just noticed today that the left side hinge is stuck at a 180 degree angle, so that my screen looks lopsided. (I think I have once, just to see that it really will do this, turned it into tablet mode from laptop mode, and back again, so it isn't as though I have been swinging it around willy-nilly!) Anyway, I have tried to free it up but daren't apply pressure as I am afraid of breaking the case, or the display, or the hinge itself! Any ideas, anyone out there? Please? Thanks in advance! 

Answer:Acer Aspire R15: Left side hinge is stuck at a 180...

Hi, It is unfortunate to hear about the issues you're having with your case and opening the lid to your laptop. I would recommend having the machine serviced.
 
I can assure you that a far larger portion of Acer laptops do not have this issue. A lot of research, time and developement go into the area around the hinges to minimize issues, but laptops have had these issues for 20+ years. The hinge is a common component that produces a lot of stress. While we do measure ourselves to others, a quick google search replacing Acer for another manufacture is sure to produce the same results.





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I bought this laptop in November 2014. For the last few days I was hearing a click sound whenever I open the laptop. And today also I heard the click sound but while closing the laptop I found the right corner edge is popped open. I contacted Dell Support for this issue and explained them what happened. They told me that this is a damage happened on the laptop and I am not covered by accidental damage coverage. So I have to pay for this one to be fixed. I explained them that I’m using this laptop as everyone else does like opening a laptop to work on it and closing it when am done with my work. But no use, I was told this is beyond warranty I have to pay $160 and wait at least 12 working days to get it fixed.
As this problem has been faced by many customers and this is a manufacturing defect basically, dell should repair it for free.

Answer:Inspiron 5547 laptop right side hinge problem

I just spent $60 for a new upper and lower 5547 case which I will install myself; being that the laptop is out of warranty and I'm sort of adept at such things.  The problem is that of poor case design.  The hinge on the left side of the screen has a "leg" extending towards the front of the laptop that helps absorb the torque of the lid opening and closing.  The right side hinge has no such "leg" so that the screws that are embedded into the friction nuts in the plastic case work loose over time  and cause the hinge to detach from the body of the laptop.  Once detached, the right hinge acts as a pry-bar to open up the right side of the case just behind the ethernet port.  The hinges take quite a bit of force to move.  In preparation for the new case, I have loosened the nut at the ends of the hinge axles and cleaned and lubricated the hinges to allow for easier action while opening and closing the LCD lid.  This may be an ongoing maintenance issue with these hinges, as the mechanism is open to dust contamination causing increased torque over time in opening and closing the lid.  We'll see how this goes.

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

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

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

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

Thanks
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi all,
I wounder if some can help me please
I have an error message coming up on all 32bit application that says “the application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect.”
I have done a lot of searching and found that most say I have to uninstall Visual C++ then load an update from Microsoft. That’s great but the side by side error won’t let me uninstall or install anything
I ran sfc /scannow and it found some error and did not fix others The log is below
I hope someone can help
Code:
CBS log
2013-03-28 16:10:08, Info CBS Starting TrustedInstaller initialization.
2013-03-28 16:10:08, Info CBS Loaded Servicing Stack v6.1.7601.17592 with Core: C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17592_none_672ce6c3de2cb17f\cbscore.dll
2013-03-28 16:10:10, Info CSI [email protected]/3/28:05:10:10.05 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.6) called (stack @0x7fee84ef0ad @0x7fee87a9849 @0x7fee87734e3 @0xff32e97c @0xff32d799 @0xff32db2f)
2013-03-28 16:10:10, Info CSI [email protected]/3/28:05:10:10.07 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.6) called (stack @0x7fee84ef0ad @0x7fee87f6816 @0x7fee87c2aac @0x7fee87735b9 @0xff32e97c @0xff32d799)
2013-03-28 16:10:10, Info CSI [email protected]/3/28:05:10:10.07 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.6) called (stack @0x7fee84ef0ad @0x7fef5478738 @0x7fef5478866 @0xff32e... Read more

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

Hi scott and Welcome to Seven Forums.

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

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With the introduction of the new and clever 'Snap' functions, two basic functions for organising the desktop seem to have been lost. I and others have tried asking the MS Community, but are struggling to find the vocabulary needed to ask the question, and are getting only non-answers.
So, I will try here..Questions:Noting that these very basic features have been available in all previous versions and editions of MS Windows:
1. How do I now, in W10, get two desktop app windows (DAWs) to share the desktop equally? This used to be achieved by having two DAWs active, and then selecting 'Show windows side by side'. Now, in W10, selecting 'side by side' results only in a cramped tiling of active windows.
2. How do I now, in W10, get DAWs to 'remember' their last setting of size and position, such that re-opened DAWs will open with the same size and position that they had when last closed?
3. Could someone give a direct answer to these two questions, providing the solutions as steps to be taken in W10 - or, will someone confirm that these features are no longer available, in W10?
Two windows, one desktop, i.e.: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
x..................x..................x
x..................x..................x
x.......App1.......x.......App2.......x
x..................x..................x
x..................x..................x
x..................x..................x
x..................x..................x
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Answer:Updated: W10 App Windows: 'Side by Side', & Setting Default Size/Position..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Problem: I'm trying to retrieve a client-side <form> element value into a server-side variable. The code works if I explicitly set strCCLastNameValue = (a data value in the db table column "care_Contact_Last_Name" such as "Jones"). I hope I have explained the situation adequately. Thanks for any suggestions on resolving this issue.
Here's the code in an asp file...
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<script language="VBScript">
Sub prepop()
<%
Dim dbConn, oRS, sSQL, strCCLastNameValue
strCCLastNameValue = document.getElementById("careContactLastName").value 'THIS IS THE LINE THAT IS GIVING ME PROBLEMS
Set dbConn = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
dbConn.Open "Provider=SQLOLEDB;Server=MYServerurl;Database=wpgXXXXX;NetworkLibrary=DBMSSOCN;UID=XXXXX;PWD=YYYYYYYY"
Set oRS = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
oRS.CursorLocation = 3 'adUseClient
With oRS
.ActiveConnection = dbConn
.Source = "SELECT * FROM CareMinistry WHERE care_Contact_Last_Name= '" & strCCLastNameValue & "'"
.CursorType = 0
.LockType = 3
.CursorLocation = 3
.Open
End With
oRS.MoveFirst
%>
'Then fill the <form> with the selected row.
document.addform.entryStatus.value = "<%= oRS("entry_Status") %>"
document.addform.entryCategory.value = "<%= oRS("entry_Category") %>"
document.addform.entryDate.value ... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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all instructions can be found here at
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/17342/upgrade-office-2003-to-2010-on-xp-or-run-them-side-by-side/

 

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

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

Reseat the ram and hdd.

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

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

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


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

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

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

What is the application error? Can you upload a snip

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Hi, I'm hoping someone here can help me, I was referred to this forum by nasdaq in the malware removal forum to help with some residual problems I've been having with my hp notebook (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/498613/infected-with-virus-appplicunwntwin32adwareibryteh289567536/
).
 
The following error is popping up when I try to open certain programs on my computer: "The application failed to load because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect.  Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail."
 
I am able to access the sxstrace.exe tool but when I try to get the trace to run, I get an error message- "Access is denied" (see above post for screenshots, etc.).  At first I just noticed this happening with my Kindle for PC, but has now graduated to my Dropbox as well.
 
Any advice on what to do next?

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

I am currently trying the steps listed here-
 
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-pictures/this-application-failed-to-start-because-side-by/7673bf12-87c2-48ca-b5ae-b8aa85e295dc 
 
and will advise.
 
Also- I realize the sxstrace.exe tool may not have worked because I didn't access the cmd prompt in administrator mode which gives me a different prompt: Windows\system32.
 
Will try that as well.

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Hi there,

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

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

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

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

Thanks for reading.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any one have any ideas?

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Hi

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

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

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

Anyone knows the solution to these please???

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

Hi

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

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

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

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

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

aarrrrgggghhhhh
 

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

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

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

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"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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Hello

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

1.) It seems to have started with Adobe. I installed adobe reader, and since then all my office programs, adobe, most other applications do not open. The error is a side by side config error. Heres are some examples in event log.
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Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\coShared\Browser\2.0\CoIEPlg.dll".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_policy.8.0.microsoft.vc80.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.3053_none_516e2c7b0f48c07f.manifest" on line 3. The policy contains a <noInherit> tag, but only manifests may have these.
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Activation context generation failed for "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\fusion.dll".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_policy.8.0.microsoft.vc80.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.3053_none_516e2c7b0f48c07f.manifest" on line 3. The policy contains a <noInherit> tag, but only manifests may have these.
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Answer:Multiple issues including Side by Side config error

A quick update...

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

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\coShared\Browser\2.0\CoIEPlg.dll".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_policy.8.0.microsoft.vc80.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.3053_none_516e2c7b0f48c07f.manifest" on line 3. The policy contains a <noInherit> tag, but only manifests may have these.

More error logs that may be usefull

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Graphics-Full-Existing\MMLoadDrv.exe".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_policy.8.0.microsoft.vc80.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.3053_none_516e2c7b0f48c07f.manifest" on line 3. The policy contains a <noInherit> tag, but only manifests may have these.

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\sirenacm.dll".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_policy.8.0.microsoft.vc80.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.3053_none_516e2c7b0f48c07f.manifest" on line 3. The policy contains a <noInherit> tag, but only manifests may have these.


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

Tavious

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Side By Side Configuration Error when Opening Word 2007

Don't know if this will help CLICK HERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Hi Everybody!!

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

For example...

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

Know what I mean?

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

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

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

Thanks so much for listening!!

Have a good one!
 

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

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

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNgeuB-32e4&hd=1
 

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

I ran HJT and this is what I got

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:26:34 AM, on 6/3/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16766)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSwMgr.exe
C:\Users\Aja\Documents\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://msn.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - URLSearchHook: Zynga Toolbar - {7b13ec3e-999a-4b70-b9cb-2617b8323822} - C:\Program Files
(x86)\Zynga\tbZyn1.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)
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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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Aspire E1-571, I have acer E1-571 aspire laptop. 1 year back , my laptops left side near the adapter plug in began to crackle everytime the screen was open and closed, slowly on the same side the plasitic became more and more separated, until recently this was not a major issue but as time wore on that small gap has become so wide. So i had repaired it by spending almost 4000rs and by changing bottom cover. After few days same issue again arrise and hinge where broken.This computer has never been out of the house or abused in any way.This appears to be a common Acer problem and seems to me Acer needs to step up for people like me and provide a repair. How about it Acer? Is it worth it to stick your customers with this? . please provide any repairs.

Answer:Re: Acer laptop LEFT side Screen hinge Problem [ N...

>>>So i had repaired it by spending almost 4000rs and by changing bottom cover.>>> Who did the repair and replaced the bottom cover? Jack E/NJ

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This is my first time ever posting on a forum, but I am having a problem on the left side of my 17 inch HP Envy. The left hinge seems to be forcing the bottom and top of the lab top to separate. When you open or close it makes the left corner of the lab top separate. Closing it makes the parts go back together. This started a couple days ago and already the computer is starting to go into thermal shutdown modes and some of the little vent covers are starting to fall off.  I have always had an HP computer and own two others but I?m really disappointed in this one.  It hasn?t lasted long enough to be worth the amount I paid. I have read several other threads that have people experiencing the same issues. What are my options to fix this or is this just wasted money? Any responses/help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!     

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Has anyone else seen this problem.   I've had two laptops and nearly 14 months (4 months after warranty expiration), the left hinge plastic bezel has cracked.  I suspect this is a universal problem as I've met with other laptop owners who have experienced the same thing at nearly the same time....just after warranty expiration.
I know that in nearly all manufacturers of laptops that this is occurring and oddly nearly all are the left hinge bezel/plastic.  HP customers, I believe, have launched a class action lawsuit.

Is there a class action lawsuit against Dell for this same problem?  It sounds like all manufacturers are getting their laptop hinge bezels from the same place. This is a problem that Dell needs to address...immediately.

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Aspire E1-571, I have acer E1-571 aspire laptop. 1 year back , my laptops left side near the adapter plug in began to crackle everytime the screen was open and closed, slowly on the same side the plasitic became more and more separated, until recently this was not a major issue but as time wore on that small gap has become so wide. So i had repaired it by spending almost 4000rs and by changing bottom cover. After few days same issue again arrise and hinge where broken.This computer has never been out of the house or abused in any way.This appears to be a common Acer problem and seems to me Acer needs to step up for people like me and provide a repair. How about it Acer? Is it worth it to stick your customers with this? . please provide any repairs.

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