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

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by necrovamp, Mar 23, 2011.

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  1. necrovamp

    necrovamp Thread Starter

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    Well, I get the message
    [​IMG]
    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)
    "
    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
     
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    necrovamp Thread Starter

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    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

    [​IMG]

    to the same file from my desktop computer


    I dont know what much of that means, except that it has to do with my cpu, so it means it is probably particular to my computer so I'm think if I absolutely cannot stand re installing everything, I can (using various linux live cds ect...) resize my drive's partitions, reinstall the same windows version, and install the same packages C++ and .net, and then use the file from the new installation to replace in the old installation, and if I fail, ill have a new installation ready to go, and another partition with a list of my programs and all my settings, can anyone think of a better plan or tell me how to replace that corrupt file?
     
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    necrovamp Thread Starter

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    Ok none of the online solutions worked so I found my own.
    My laptop with an intel core 2 duo CPU, had this problem, it was a corrupt manifest file.
    I replaced that corrupt manifest file with the one from my desktop which had an intel core2 quad
    The file that I had to replace (above) seemed to contain no information specific to anything other than maybe the CPU
    SO, the solution I came up with, is just find a way to replace that file. (presumably with one from a backup or computer with similar CPU)




    OK, I researched this problem online, and only found 3 solutions,

    1. System restore to a time when your computer was working

    2. install the programs in the following order (assuming you can install things)
    3. Reinstall windows
     
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