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GTA 4 Error

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August 6, 2009 12:07:47 AM

hey everyone i'm having problems running GTA4. When I try to play it gives me this error

The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail.


And this is what is from the application log

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Users\dylan\Downloads\GTAIV\Grand Theft Auto IV\GTAIV.exe". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC80.ATL,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="8.0.50727.762" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.


I'm using Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 64-bit. thanks

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August 12, 2009 6:05:38 AM

now this is odd, because it is not a gta 4 error, it is an error within windows. It's actually quite common, and happens with many other games than gta.

please try downloading the microsoft C++ redist. or, going into gta's folder or explore the cd and find vcredist.exe and install it. If this doesnt work, try moving the folder somewhere else.
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August 12, 2009 6:46:06 AM

Are you using a legit or pirated copy of GTAIV?
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August 19, 2009 2:06:30 AM

its alright now I resolved the problem. thanks for the answers
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August 19, 2009 3:10:44 AM

good to hear, would you mind sharing what you did to fix it? i've had the issue in different games before.
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August 19, 2009 12:35:52 PM

well i had 64-bit windows so i installed 32-bit c++ redist with xp compatibility mode and it worked afterwards
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