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Side by side configuration incorrect

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  1. Largo833

    Largo833 Thread Starter

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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!
     
  2. Largo833

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    bump- anyone able to help me with this?
     
  3. lunarlander

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    Try running the demo again, then go to Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Event Viewer / Application events folder. See the latest events and see if there are some red colored error messages. Let us know what you find.
     
  4. Largo833

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    Thanks for the reply! I found the event in the log and here's what it shows-

    "General" tab:
    Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files (x86)\Muzzy Lane Software\Making History II\MH2.exe". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC90.CRT,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="9.0.21022.8" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.

    XML view of "Details" tab:
    - <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="2010-11-17T03:33:10.000Z" />

    <EventRecordID>34577</EventRecordID>

    <Channel>Application</Channel>

    <Computer>Tom-PC</Computer>

    <Security />

    </System>


    - <EventData>
    <Data>Microsoft.VC90.CRT,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="9.0.21022.8"</Data>

    <Data />

    <Data />

    <Data />

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    <Data />

    <Data>C:\Program Files (x86)\Muzzy Lane Software\Making History II\MH2.exe</Data>

    <Data />

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    </EventData>


    </Event>
     
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