Hi, I am having same problem, every time I try to open my msn messenger I got this message: C:\Program Files (x86)
Messenger\msnmsgr.exe and sayd: The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more details.
I am trying to scan with ParetoLogic PC Healh advisor, but I just got to this forum and looks to me very helpful, I also try to run as administrator but it show me the same message, Should I go to the files and delete it all and download all the programs you said? I also uninstall all the programs from window live message and re-installed again and its the same message. I will really appreciate any help from you guys, I need msn working tonight, I would be great for my husband to see his boys and chat for a little bit. Thank you.
@jhaglund's solutions are actually copied from my posts in this thread: side by side configuration
However, let me explain a bit more.
He recommened the above. These won't help with the Side by Side problem. They are good general advice, but won't solve it.
The above is what solved the problem in all of your cases, but copied from my posts.
However, there is information missing. This is not the perfect tutorial. You can find better advice in my posts. I shall post the two most important posts:
This is where my posts come into play:
In theory at least, this problem can be corrected. There are two things that you must do.
Right, please run steps 1, 2A, 3 (about 15 minutes), 4, 5, and then Step 1 from the top yellow box, but only follow this last one if Integrity Violations were found. Please upload the new sfcdetails.txt from your Desktop. System Files - SFC Command
This step will be more helpful, but is more complex.
1: Get three different programs which all generate this error message lined up ready to run.
2: Open an elevated Command Prompt. Elevated Command Prompt
3: Type sxstrace trace -logfile:sxstrace.etl
into the Command Prompt window, and press enter ONCE! Set it continue to log!
4: Start the first program. Let it generate the error message, and OK out of the error message. Once the program has closed, start the next program. Once this one has closed, start the last one. Make sure that all three generate an error. I need you to make absolutely sure that you do not run programs that work while logging!
5: Go back to the Command Prompt and press enter again to end the logging.
6: Type sxstrace parse -logfile:sxstrace.etl -outfile:%userprofile%\Desktop\sxstrace.txt
and press enter.
Upload the file sxstrace.txt from your Desktop.
Please make sure to include both sfcdetails.txt, and sxstrace.txt in your next post.
Hey guys im having a problem with Windows Live Messenger.
Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe".Error in manifest or policy file "" on line . A component version required by the application conflicts with another component version already active. Conflicting components are:. Component 1: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.4148_none_5090ab56bcba71c2.manifest. Component 2: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.1_none_e163563597edeada.manifest.
This is what is displayed in my Event Viewer and i have no idea to fix it. Any help would be greately appreciated.
Welcome! I shall be very happy to assist you! Please can I ask you to create a new thread, and I shall be along very shortly!