Help: Blender won’t start, “side by side configuration is incorrect”

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 | Business | by

I have Blender (an excellent free open source 3D modeling suite) running on my Windows 7 (Final) 64-bit.  During the setup I ran into a minor snag, I got the following error message:

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

The fix is easy.

The Solution

For me all I had to do was download the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64) and install it.

It took a second, but Blender started up just great after installation (there is an installation process, give it a few minutes and installation screens start up).

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3 Comments to Help: Blender won’t start, “side by side configuration is incorrect”

GratefulGrace
January 11, 2011

Hey Sean, thanks so much for this info. Installing that C++ package solved my problem!

Ganesh
June 12, 2013

Thank you very much…!! It solved my problem..!!

ROHON DEBROY
September 21, 2014

when i tried to open my iron man it shows the error”The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail.”

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