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

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?
knowprobAsked:
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Jon WinterburnConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=200b2fd9-ae1a-4a14-984d-389c36f85647&displaylang=en
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houssam_balloutCommented:
had you create another user profile & try
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knowprobAuthor Commented:
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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