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