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Windows 7: Did My OS Revert to Win32? Event IDs 20227 RasClient and 33 SideBySide

14 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Did My OS Revert to Win32? Event IDs 20227 RasClient and 33 SideBySide

Hello everyone! I've been attempting to fix this for the better part of today, and I'd appreciate some assistance if any of you have a spare moment. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

I woke up this morning and tried to log-on to the Internet with my USB dongle(I live in rural China and USB internet is one of my few realistic options). It has worked flawlessly for the 7 months I've been here, but only today did it start acting up.

According to my Event Viewer, I have two main errors. EventID 20227 RasClient and EventID 33 SideBySide:

"CoId={353250BF-427F-4F94-8A61-F8044E405FE5}: The user AndrewD-PC\Andrew dialed a connection named USB-KEY DIAL which has failed. The error code returned on failure is 0."

"Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files\Chinatelecom C+W\MFC80U.DLL". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC80.MFCLOC,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",ver sion="8.0.50608.0" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis."

I noticed that 'Win32' is mentioned in the error for EventID 33. When I searched for ways to try and fix the SideBySide error, I decided to download the 2008 SP1 redistributable package for Visual C++, but when I tried to open the download.. it said something like "Error: This is not a valid Win32 application".

Does anyone have any idea what these two errors mean and how to fix them? I believe the 20227 error is more serious and the main problem with my connectivity, but there is very little information online about how to fix the error.

Also, I'm curious as to why it thinks I am running Windows 32-bit. All of this started after a Windows Update that, coincidentally, included a major update to Visual C++ last night. I tried to do system restore to no avail. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated, I'm truly lost on my next move.

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14 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit

Try How can i tell if my computer is running a 32 bit or 64 bit version of windows: 32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions - Microsoft Windows Help to try checking if it is not just the software that is 32bit.
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14 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro-x64

A "Side-by-Side" error indicates some system files have been altered or removed. Try running SFC /scannow using option two in the tutorial. Report back any errors and note that multiple runs with a reboot between them may be required. If there are errors, run it at least three times (with reboots).
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