Cannot run about 90% of my programs due to this issue
The Application has Failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail.
Have tried restoring with no success.
Other threads say to uninstall and reinstall various components to fix the problem, how ever executable files also wont run and when I attempt to uninstall something I get this message
"the windows installer service could not be accessed. This can occur if the window installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance."
Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit