Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files\Compaq\Hpadu\bin\hpaduesxi.exe".

For the last three months, I have started to see this error message on our HP ProLiant DL380 G7 server, which acts as a host server running Hyper-V and a few guest VMs. The OS is Server 2008 R2
I have read somewhere else that Event ID 33 is logged in the Application log when you start an application that has versioning conflicts but if everything is working fine not to worry about it.
 I'd rather not  have that error in my EV.
I couldn't find any specific information about this error in relation to hpaduesxi.exe (the RAID controller software).

Log Name:      Application
 Source:        SideBySide
 Date:          24/01/2013 00:30:01
 Event ID:      33
 Task Category: None
 Level:         Error
 Keywords:      Classic
 User:          N/A
 Computer:     *******.****.***
 Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files\Compaq\Hpadu\bin\hpaduesxi.exe". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC90.CRT,processorArchitecture="amd64",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="9.0.30729.6161" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.
 Event Xml:
 <Event xmlns="">
     <Provider Name="SideBySide" />
     <EventID Qualifiers="49409">33</EventID>
     <TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-01-24T00:30:01.000000000Z" />
     <Security />
     <Data>C:\Program Files\Compaq\Hpadu\bin\hpaduesxi.exe</Data>
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andyalderConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Removing the ADU and reinstalling it will not remove that incorrect file, you have to delete it manually.
hpaduesxi is for VMware, I can't see how you have an EXE of that name on your server.
mark-199Author Commented:
You're right, we don't use VMWare. The file is located in C:\Program Files\Compaq\Hpadu\bin so it seems to be a HP Array Diagnostics file.
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I would just delete it and then uninstall the ADU and reinstall it again, latest ADU is here .

I think the proper name is just hpadu.exe, certainly doesn't have esxi tacked onto the end of the name in the Windows version.
mark-199Author Commented:
Just spoke to HP; they also recommended reinstalling the ADU software. The file is actually called hpaduesxi.exe and we do not use any VMWare product.
Will upgrade the software in the next couple of days and then update this thread.
mark-199Author Commented:
Just deleted the file, which seems to have solved the problem.
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