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The application was unable to start correctly (0XC0150002).

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I have an application that installs correctly however once I tried to start the program I get the message "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0150002). Click okay to close the application."

Any ideas as to what could be going on here?

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Might be a dependency error.  What application is it?  Do you find any entries in the event log?

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The application is "Diet Power" and it is a database type program. I will check the logs. I have the computer doing all of the Windows updates right now.

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by:Pat Clancy
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I have for more information to add to this question. The following is a cut and paste from the event viewer.

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files\DietPower 4.4\DietUtil.dll". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC80.CRT,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="8.0.50727.6195" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.


Thank you for your help
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Thank you,

I have downloaded the above file and installed it then reinstalled the program and am still getting the same error message.

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Depending on your version of Windows, ensure that you do not have the Visual C++ x64 Redistributable installed.

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Another possibility is that I gave you the link to the wrong version.  :(

Here is the link to the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable -

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26347

When you download that, ensure that you install the vcredist_x86.exe.

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Thanks but no Joy in Mudville....
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What operating system are you using?

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Windows 7 Pro, X86.
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Ok a couple of possible resolutions.

First one, try setting the compatibility mode.
1. Right click on the icon used to start this application
2. Go to properties
3. Choose compatibility
4. Choose to run compatible with Windows XP SP2
5. Click on okay

Second one, (if the first does not work), reload the Side-By-Side installation for VC++ Redistributable:
http://quicksolver.blogspot.in/2012/02/micrsoft-office-2010-unable-to-open.html

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Thank you for your help,

Here's what I ended up having to do:
1. Completely uninstall all versions of the redistributable
2. Completely uninstall diet power
3. Reboot
4. Reinstall the 2005 redistributable
5. Reinstall diet power

I don't know what effect this is going to have one the other programs but since this is a new installation I should build is reinstall any programs that require the 2008 and 2013 versions of the redistributable.

Thank you for your help.
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We had to fumble around quite a bit to find a solution for this situation.
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