Event ID 35 SideBySide
Posted on 2014-04-14
I get this every day in my event log:
"Activation context generation failed for "c:\program files (x86)\windows live\photo gallery\MovieMaker.Exe".Error in manifest or policy file "c:\program files (x86)\windows live\photo gallery\WLMFDS.DLL" on line 8. Component identity found in manifest does not match the identity of the component requested. Reference is WLMFDS,processorArchitecture="AMD64",type="win32",version="220.127.116.11". Definition is WLMFDS,processorArchitecture="x86",type="win32",version="18.104.22.168". Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis"
Yes, I know that MS says to ignore this event, but there is a fix:
"From Tom's Hardware: "Microsoft Update causes this error to show up in the Event Log periodically, when it checks against known installed components and their dependencies...
"Probably not desirable to delete the reference entirely...
"Better is to change from processorArchitecture="*" to processorArchitecture="x86", which is the correct reference for the
"Coding error on the part of original Microsoft programmer in creating the manifest.
"Once patched, MovieMaker will correctly reference the dependent DLL and no errors will be reported...
I have no clue how to edit the dll, WLMFDS.DLL. Have read that if this is not done correctly, if spaces or added etc., dll will end up corrupted. Can someone suggest some step-by-step on how to edit that file? Thanks.