FIX: The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect
A common error on Windows Vista and Windows 7. In Windows 8 this error is very rare. The main cause for this error is that the system is missing the right c++ runtimes from Microsoft. By installing these the message " The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect" should no longer appear.
FIX: The device is being used by another application.
Method 1: Scan for hardware changes
According to some users on Microsoft Answers the problem can be solved by simply scanning for hardware changes on your system.
1. Open Start and type Device Manager then select Device Manager
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