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September 7, 2004 11:00:42 PM

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I do not know what I did, or even if I did do it, but for some reason
I am unable to run certain exe files or self executable files. What
happens when I try to run the files I get

"This application has failed to start because the application
configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the appliction may fix the
problem."

I have searched Google to see if I could find a fix but nothing I have
found so far has remided my problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Mark
Anonymous
September 8, 2004 3:45:02 AM

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Hi,

Did you attempt to reinstall the application or perform a repair
installation of the application.

Regards
M. Rajesh
..Net and Windows Shell MVP
www.winxpsolution.com

"Mark" wrote:

> I do not know what I did, or even if I did do it, but for some reason
> I am unable to run certain exe files or self executable files. What
> happens when I try to run the files I get
>
> "This application has failed to start because the application
> configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the appliction may fix the
> problem."
>
> I have searched Google to see if I could find a fix but nothing I have
> found so far has remided my problem.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks
> Mark
>
September 9, 2004 12:38:28 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

The problem is that it is various applications that will not run. I
have downloaded self extracting files that I cound not run and also
some exe files will not run either. I have been able to get some of
them to install in safe mode but some programs will not install in
safe mode. I have had this problem before I installed SP2 so that is
not the problem. I have not been able to determine why certain files
will not run and why others will. I am sure it is probably a register
value I must edit but I have no clue.

Thanks
Mark


>Hi,
>
>Did you attempt to reinstall the application or perform a repair
>installation of the application.
>
>Regards
>M. Rajesh
>.Net and Windows Shell MVP
>www.winxpsolution.com
>
>"Mark" wrote:
>
>> I do not know what I did, or even if I did do it, but for some reason
>> I am unable to run certain exe files or self executable files. What
>> happens when I try to run the files I get
>>
>> "This application has failed to start because the application
>> configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the appliction may fix the
>> problem."
>>
>> I have searched Google to see if I could find a fix but nothing I have
>> found so far has remided my problem.
>>
>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Mark
>>
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Anonymous
September 29, 2004 9:23:03 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I have had the same problem and have been unable to find the cause. It is
not the application, and I have it working fine on another PC I have tried
all sorts of things, including reinstallation of the program (obviously).
There are two references in the knowledge base and some other web references
exist pointing to a problem with MSN messenger (apparently as a program that
fails) and MSXML 4.0. There is some discussion of "manifests" associated
with dll's.

If I find anything moreI will pass it on. I would appreciate it if you have
anything further since your post.

"Mark" wrote:

> I do not know what I did, or even if I did do it, but for some reason
> I am unable to run certain exe files or self executable files. What
> happens when I try to run the files I get
>
> "This application has failed to start because the application
> configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the appliction may fix the
> problem."
>
> I have searched Google to see if I could find a fix but nothing I have
> found so far has remided my problem.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks
> Mark
>
Anonymous
November 8, 2004 7:24:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I have the same problem now, and I can't find anything helpful anywhere. I
am not going to reinstall all of the programs this problem pertains to,
that's just silly.

"jimalex" wrote:

> I have had the same problem and have been unable to find the cause. It is
> not the application, and I have it working fine on another PC I have tried
> all sorts of things, including reinstallation of the program (obviously).
> There are two references in the knowledge base and some other web references
> exist pointing to a problem with MSN messenger (apparently as a program that
> fails) and MSXML 4.0. There is some discussion of "manifests" associated
> with dll's.
>
> If I find anything moreI will pass it on. I would appreciate it if you have
> anything further since your post.
>
> "Mark" wrote:
>
> > I do not know what I did, or even if I did do it, but for some reason
> > I am unable to run certain exe files or self executable files. What
> > happens when I try to run the files I get
> >
> > "This application has failed to start because the application
> > configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the appliction may fix the
> > problem."
> >
> > I have searched Google to see if I could find a fix but nothing I have
> > found so far has remided my problem.
> >
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Mark
> >
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