The application has failed to start for incorrect configuration

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Hi experts,

After successful download and installation of Microsoft Access in the computer, the problem triggered when I am about to start the applications. The error messages stated that side-by-side configuration is incorrect. However, it does not throw any error while installation, how to correct this error message? Please help me thanks.



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

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The application has failed to start for incorrect configuration


This error usually occurs because of an issue with Visual C++ 2008 Runtime Library. If the runtime becomes corrupted or registry based on this installation becomes misconfigured, this error will appear.

First, download and install Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package. Run the installer. If you have the existing installation, uninstall it first and then install the newer one.

This problem can be solved by editing a registry value. For this purpose, do the followings:

  1. From Start menu, type “regedit.exe” and hit Enter.
  2. Locate to the following registry section:
  3. Expand the section.
  4. You’ll see a 9.0 key. Select the key.
  5. In the right pane, remember the number that is visible in the Data column for the row where “Name” is set to (Default). This will be needed to change other registry’s value.
  6. Look at the list of numbers in the “Name” column and note the highest number.
  7. Double-click the “(Default)” string value.
  8. Replace the “Value data” box with the highest number you saw in step #6.
  9. Click “OK”.
  10. Close Registry Editor.

If still the problem persists with such error, you have to do the following:

  1. Locate the file “msaccess.exe”. It is generally on “C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice14”.
  2. Rename the file with “msaccess.old”.
  3. Start the installer to generate a new version of “msaccess.exe”. For this purpose, go to Start menu >> All programs >> Microsoft Office >> Microsoft Access 2010.

Your problem should have gone forever.

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