Error message when you install SQL Server 2005 on a computer that is running the original release version of Windows XP: "This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect"

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SYMPTOMS

When you install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 on a computer that is running the original release version of Microsoft Windows XP, you receive the following error message:
This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect.
Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.
Additionally, the following event is logged in the System log:

Source: SideBySide
Event ID: 59
Description:
Resolve Partial Assembly failed for Microsoft.VC80.CRT. Reference error message: The system cannot find the file specified.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because SQL Server 2005 requires the GetSystemTimes function. The GetSystemTimes function is included in Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) and in later Windows XP service packs.

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, install the latest Windows XP service pack. For more information about how to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Properties

Article ID: 922669 - Last Review: July 31, 2006 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
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