This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect.

Posted on 2010-01-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I get the error "This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect." when I try to install various programs.
I have done the following:
1. Ran sfc /scannow
2. Ran chkdsk c: /r
3. Re-installed the Windows Installer
4. Ran avg, malwarebytes and combofix to find and clean malware if that was the problem.
5. Ran Windows Updates

Any ideas?
Question by:knowprob
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    had you create another user profile & try
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    This is often related to C++ applications trying to install. Try reinstalling the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package which you can get from here:
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    Author Closing Comment

    The user had multiple C++ redistributable installations in the add/remove program panel. Removed all of them and re-installed the C++ 2008 update. Worked like a charm!

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