Why do I see sxs configuration errors when opening programs in Windows?

Tj August 7, 2011

When I try to open up several programs, not all but some, this error shows: “The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more …” I check the event viewer, but not savvy with the sxs command tool. Any help?

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  2. Anonymous
    August 7, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Side by Side Configuration Incorrect

    Download this Microsoft Visual C++ 2008

    Usage of sxstrace.exe is as follows
    Start VS command prompt(start->all programs->Microsoft visual studio 2008->visual studio tools->
    command prompt)

    Usage: SxsTrace [Options]
    Trace -logfile:FileName [-nostop]
    Enabling tracing for sxs.
    Tracing log is saved to FileName.
    If -nostop is specified, will not prompt to stop tracing.
    Parse -logfile:FileName -outfile:ParsedFile [-filter:AppName]
    Translate the raw trace file into a human readable format and save the re
    sult to ParsedFile.
    Use -filter option to filter the output.
    Stop the trace if it is not stopped before.
    Example: SxsTrace Trace -logfile:SxsTrace.etl
    SxsTrace Parse -logfile:SxsTrace.etl -outfile:SxsTrace.txts


    if still problem  even after installing Microsoft's redistributable DLLs  copy the
    C:Program FilesMicrosoft Visual Studio 8VCredistx86Microsoft.VC80.CRT

    folder into the application's directory.

    • TJ
      August 7, 2011 at 7:02 pm

      Thank you ha14

      I have come across most of those links and tips as I tried to d follow
      through i noticed the link is vc90.MFC and not vc80.MFC most of thge
      programs are looking for the 80mfc

      im still looking and learning have not tried the sxstrace yet because I
      wanted to be sure I knew what I was looking at and for..