The application has failed to start because the side-by-side configuration is incorrect

Ugh, yeah one of those… alright let’s have a look…

So after (successfully) installing it, it does not want to start, so we have to do some tracing.

Eventlogs tells you only so much unfortunately so we look in the SxsTrace.exe  for help

This will open the SxSTrace.txt file which will have all the information about the error.

If that did not create any helpful information (but I hope it did) there are other steps that might help:

and let’s try DISM

Last resort options are a System Restore or updating .NET to the latest version.






Post Navigation