The "side-by-side" component is associated with the Vista Windows Resource
Protection (WRP). You may have a corrupted file in the SxS folder.
To resolve this issue, use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to repair
To do this, follow these steps:
1. Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All
Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run
as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a
confirmation, type the password, or click Allow/Continue.
2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
(The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces
incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.)
This may take some time to run, so be patient.
Let us know the results.
"Nora" <Nora@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>I am recieving the same error when I try to open both Windows Media Player
> and Windows Photo Gallery. This error has only occured in the past month
> I first started using Vista both programs worked great now I get the
> following error :
> The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration
> is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail.
> In the event log there is nothing any help on how to fix this problem
> be greatly appreciated.