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  • Question

  • Hi
     
    Hope I am posting in the right place.

    Everytime I start my Vista 64 bit OS I am getting this error in the event log.


    Activation context generation failed for "C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft.vc80.mfc_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.762_none_c46a533c8a667ee7\MFC80U.DLL". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC80.MFCLOC,processorArchitecture="amd64",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="8.0.50608.0" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.

    I have checked and that .DLL is there in the folder.

    Also, why is it looking for an AMD64..., I have a Intel E8500 installed.

    Spec
    Gigabyte EP45-DS4
    E8500
    4X 1GB Dominator 1066-8500 RAM
    XFX 260GTX driver 180.48


    cool rider
    Sunday, January 4, 2009 10:42 AM

Answers

  • Hi Krishan

    You can load the SXSTrace file (.etl) in the Event Viewer.

    In Control Panel / Administrative Tools, select the Event Viewer.

    In the Event Viewer, select Action / Open Saved Log.

    In the Open dialog box, navigate to where you saved the .etl file and select it. Click the Open Button.

    This will allow you to view the results of the trace.

    Hope this helps.



    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    • Marked as answer by Andy Song Monday, January 12, 2009 5:27 AM
    Monday, January 5, 2009 8:25 PM
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All replies

  • I think this is a bit above me, however, I have run that sxtrace thing and got a .etl file, but don't know what to do with it?

    I haven't registered by DVD vista copy yet as I am still, I have about 15 days left, could this cause a problem?

    krishan
    cool rider
    Monday, January 5, 2009 4:59 PM
  • Hi Krishan

    You can load the SXSTrace file (.etl) in the Event Viewer.

    In Control Panel / Administrative Tools, select the Event Viewer.

    In the Event Viewer, select Action / Open Saved Log.

    In the Open dialog box, navigate to where you saved the .etl file and select it. Click the Open Button.

    This will allow you to view the results of the trace.

    Hope this helps.



    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    • Marked as answer by Andy Song Monday, January 12, 2009 5:27 AM
    Monday, January 5, 2009 8:25 PM
    Moderator
  • SideBySide errors are typically caused by the current Microsoft Visual C++ version not being backward compatible with the application that failed. The Event ID 33 error message is typically: Activation context generation failed for “program name”..Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis. There are other similar SideBySide errors with the same problem of backward compatibility. If the software works OK then you don't have to fix it but if it does not or you want to get rid of this error here are two Fixes:


    1) Reinstall or Repair (preferred if an option) the application. Often the installation package will have the version of Microsoft Visual C++ that it uses and will install it.


    2) Try to figure out what Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package version (available versions are: 2003, 2005, 2008, & 2010) the application needs (most likely the one that came out prior to the date that the application software was created; check the dates of the files in the package). . These are available through Microsoft's Downloads.

    Worse comes to worse you can just try installing a previous version to see if it works, if not then try the one before that. Though I don't like it, you can have multiple versions of Microsoft  on your computer and most people do because various install programs will install the one that they like.

    • Proposed as answer by JSiepmann Wednesday, July 27, 2011 10:42 PM
    Wednesday, July 27, 2011 10:42 PM