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Application has failed to start because side-by-side configuration is incorrect. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have tried download a redistribution patch for this but I still can't get this straightened out. I would truly appreciate help with this. Any ideas? Please!

     

    Log Name:      Application
    Source:        SideBySide
    Date:          1/7/2011 9:44:34 PM
    Event ID:      33
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          N/A
    Computer:      Avila-PC
    Description:
    Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC90.MFC,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="9.0.21022.8" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.
    Event Xml:
    <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="2011-01-08T05:44:34.000Z" />
        <EventRecordID>87315</EventRecordID>
        <Channel>Application</Channel>
        <Computer>Avila-PC</Computer>
        <Security />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data>Microsoft.VC90.MFC,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="9.0.21022.8"</Data>
        <Data>
        </Data>
        <Data>
        </Data>
        <Data>
        </Data>
        <Data>
        </Data>
        <Data>
        </Data>
        <Data>
        </Data>
        <Data>
        </Data>
        <Data>
        </Data>
        <Data>
        </Data>
        <Data>C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe</Data>
        <Data>
        </Data>
        <Data>
        </Data>
        <Data>
        </Data>
        <Data>
        </Data>
        <Data>
        </Data>
        <Data>
        </Data>
        <Data>
        </Data>
        <Data>
        </Data>
        <Data>
        </Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>

    Saturday, January 8, 2011 6:21 AM

All replies

  • Please try to run sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt and see if there are any errors in the files.


    Digvijay Nath
    Monday, January 10, 2011 6:23 PM
  • Description:
    Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC90.MFC ,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="9.0.21022.8 " could not be found.

    The Visual C++ 2008 Runtime (x86) is missing. Install it.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Saturday, January 15, 2011 10:29 PM
    Saturday, January 15, 2011 10:29 PM
  • SideBySide errors are typically caused by the current Microsoft Visual C++ version not being backward compatible with the application that failed. The Event ID 33 error message is typically: Activation context generation failed for “program name”..Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis. There are other similar SideBySide errors with the same problem of backward compatibility. If the software works OK then you don't have to fix it but if it does not or you want to get rid of this error here are two Fixes:


    1) Reinstall or Repair (preferred if an option) the application. Often the installation package will have the version of Microsoft Visual C++ that it uses and will install it.


    2) Try to figure out what Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package version (available versions are: 2003, 2005, 2008, & 2010) the application needs (most likely the one that came out prior to the date that the application software was created; check the dates of the files in the package). . These are available through Microsoft's Downloads.

    Worse comes to worse you can just try installing a previous version to see if it works, if not then try the one before that. Though I don't like it, you can have multiple versions of Microsoft  on your computer and most people do because various install programs will install the one that they need.

    • Proposed as answer by JSiepmann Wednesday, July 27, 2011 11:02 PM
    Wednesday, July 27, 2011 11:02 PM
  • Solved in 2017 by installing:
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8328
    Windows 10 and PCs with Visual Studio will need this fix.

    Appreneur Application Architect Software Ronin

    Sunday, July 22, 2018 11:58 AM