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Error “The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect…” pops up when I launch CyberLink PowerDirector. What can I do?

[Issue]
When you start CyberLink PowerDirector, you will see a message:

"Error: The application has failed to start because the side by side configuration is incorrect please see the application event log or use the command line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail."

[Cause]
This is a Windows issue. It can due to several reasons. In some cases it is because Microsoft Visual C++ libraries have become corrupted. In other cases it indicates that the installation of CyberLink PowerDirector didn't completely finish.

[Resolution]
1. Please try to download and install C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package.

2. Reboot your computer.

3. Then launch CyberLink PowerDirector again.

If you still cannot resolve this problem, please contact Microsoft customer support or contact your computer manufacturer for help.

 
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