SxS Configuration Error MATLAB2010a and iTunes RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello.  I am not a computer savvy guy, so I am hoping someone can square me away on an issue.  I have Windows 7 (64bit) and after Windows ran automatic updates last week a few of my programs stopped working, namely MATLAB and iTunes.  My immediate concern is MATLAB (need it for school) and have tried for a week to resolve the issue and have failed in every attempt:

    1)Tried restoring system to time prior to updated (unsuccessful)

    2)Tried uninstalling MATLAB2010a (won't even uninstall for same SXS error)

    3)Tried re-installing MATLAB2010a (unsuccessful for same error) 

    4)Tried downloading/installing MICROSOFT VISUAL C++ 2005 RUNTIME LIBRARIES (vcredist_X64)

    5)Tried downloading/installing MICROSOFT VISUAL C++ 2005 RUNTIME LIBRARIES (vcredist_86)

    6)Tried downloading/installing MICROSOFT VISUAL C++2010 Express (vc_web) (Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Service Pack 1(x64) failed to install all else okay)

    7) Tried installing SDK for Windows 7 v7.1 (installation failed)

    8) Purchase MATLAB 2011a and tried to install (installation failed for same SXS error)

    I ran a SXS trace and the report results are in my SkyDrive:


    If anyone can make sense of them and provide me with some insight to fix this problem I would be much obliged.

    Thanks in advance,


    Sunday, August 7, 2011 4:01 AM


  • Hi,


    From the SySTrace log:


    ERROR: Line 0: XML Syntax error.


    It seems there was a problem regarding the manifest files for the MATLAB and ITunes application.


    I suggest you open these related manifest files via notepad to check if you could find the syntax error.


    Alex Zhao

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