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Windows 7: Side-by-side error when trying to run a game.

31 Dec 2011   #1
itkeman

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Side-by-side error when trying to run a game.

Hey. Yesterday I got a game someone I know (but not in contact with) programmed back in 2007 in C++.
When I try running it I get this error message:



I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit.
I tried running it with compatibility settings of Windows XP, but when I did that I didn't get anything... no windows popped up, not even the error.
What can I do to fix this?

thank you.


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31 Dec 2011   #2
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

side-by-side errors are usually associated with the Visual C++ Redistributables.

1. Re-install the following:
Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x86)
Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (x86)
Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable (x86)
2. Install any updates to the programs in 1.
3. Re-install the game you were given if it has installation software for it. Otherwise, just try playing it again.

Best wishes. Let us know how it turns out.
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31 Dec 2011   #3
itkeman

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

When I try installing the 2005 redistributables it loads a bit and disappears after it gets to this window and finishes loading it:



is that what's supposed to happen?
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31 Dec 2011   #4
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I believe so. Do the following to find out if it installed correctly:
1. Click Start Menu
2. Type eventvwr into the Search programs and files box and hit enter
3. Expand Windows Logs -> Click Applications
4. Go through the list for the past ten minutes and see if one of the information level application logs has:
Code:
Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable. Product Version: 8.0.50727.42. Product Language: 0. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Installation success or error status: 0.
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31 Dec 2011   #5
itkeman

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
I believe so. Do the following to find out if it installed correctly:
1. Click Start Menu
2. Type eventvwr into the Search programs and files box and hit enter
3. Expand Windows Logs -> Click Applications
4. Go through the list for the past ten minutes and see if one of the information level application logs has:
Code:
Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable. Product Version: 8.0.50727.42. Product Language: 0. Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation. Installation success or error status: 0.
Yes, I see it installed correctly. When I tried installing the 2008 it offered me to repair or uninstall, I chose repair. It was "successfully repaired".
When I opened the 2010 installation I got this message:



after doing all this I tried running the EXE file again and got the same "side-by-side" error.
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31 Dec 2011   #6
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I realize you do not have a blue screen error, but there are files created through the http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html that would help me resolve your issue. Do you mind going through those steps and posting the zip file for me?
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31 Dec 2011   #7
itkeman

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
I realize you do not have a blue screen error, but there are files created through the http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html that would help me resolve your issue. Do you mind going through those steps and posting the zip file for me?
no problem, the zip is attached to this post.
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31 Dec 2011   #8
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

The problem is that the program was compiled as a debug release. You will need to install the full or express version of Visual Studio 2005 for it to run. You can try to install the express version (I'm not sure if your source had express or full, but the express is free, so give it a try): Visual Studio 2005 Express
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31 Dec 2011   #9
itkeman

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
The problem is that the program was compiled as a debug release. You will need to install the full or express version of Visual Studio 2005 for it to run. You can try to install the express version (I'm not sure if your source had express or full, but the express is free, so give it a try): Visual Studio 2005 Express
I actually thought of that as an option.. so I installed it earlier today, and it still doesn't work..
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31 Dec 2011   #10
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Take a look at Resolve Partial Assembly failed for Microsoft.VC80.DebugCRT and see if any of the suggestions Ted gives work for you.
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