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Getting "Activation Context generation failed.Error in manifest or policy file.Invalid xml syntax" error on machine startup for Windows application RRS feed

  • Question

  • Microsoft windows application doesn’t start automatically from Windows startup folder on machine reboot/login. It occurs randomly i.e. doesn’t happen on every machine reboot but it’s always the same windows application that doesn’t load. There are two other programs in startup but this issue is always happening with this single application. We are using Windows 7 x64 bit (Service Pack 1) machines that are connected in a domain network.

    We are getting Side by Side "Activation context generation failed error" with Event ID 59  in Event Viewer Application logs. We have already tried reinstalling Microsoft VC++ redistributable 2010 x64 on the machines,ran sfc/scannow  and, uninstall and reinstall concerned Windows application but its not of any help.

    Please provide your suggestions on this.

    Thanks in Advance!

    Sonal

    Monday, June 15, 2015 10:24 AM

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  • Hi,

    It seems to be the permission issue, please test if the issue can be fixed if turn UAC off.

    Another thing we need to try is that using Process monitor to get the boot trace, and fin if there is any access denied error related to the windows applications, if so, get permission to fix this issue.

    Process Monitor v3.05
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

    Solving Access Denied Errors Using Process Monitor
    http://improve.dk/solving-access-denied-errors-using-process-monitor/


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    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:09 AM
  • Thanks for your response Kate!

    If it's UAC related, then how come this issue is sporadic in nature and not impacting every user.so,this doesn't seem root cause.

    Till now, we tried capturing APP TRACE using Procmon but didn't see any permission errors there.We will try capturing BOOT TRACE now to see if we are getting any error. 

    Regards,

    Sonal

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 4:36 AM
  • Thanks for your response Kate!

    If it's UAC related, then how come this issue is sporadic in nature and not impacting every user.so,this doesn't seem root cause.

    Till now, we tried capturing APP TRACE using Procmon but didn't see any permission errors there.We will try capturing BOOT TRACE now to see if we are getting any error. 

    Regards,

    Sonal


    Wait for your update and the boot trace log.

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    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 9:00 AM
  • Hi,

    Is there any update on your issue?

    Have you taken some time to get the boot trace?


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    Monday, June 29, 2015 5:24 AM