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When you run a Visual C++ executable file or DLL that contains embedded debug information, the application does not start. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
This problem occurs if the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package (VCRedist.exe) has been used to deploy Visual C++ DLLs on the computer.
This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix the problem.
This issue occurs when one of the following conditions is true:
To resolve this issue, you can use the Dependency Walker tool to document all the DLLs that a Visual C++ application uses. To do this, use the following methods in the order that they are presented.
Method 1: Install the Dependency Walker toolThe Dependency Walker tool is part of the Windows Support Tools. The Support Tools are not installed with the Windows operating system. Instead, you must install them separately from the \Support\Tools folder of the Windows operating system CD. To install Windows Support Tools, see the "Install Windows Support Tools" section of the following Microsoft Web site:
Method 2: Determine which DLLs the application depends onTo determine which DLLs the application depends on, use the Dependency Walker tool to scan the Visual C++ application. To do this, follow these steps:
Method 3: Copy dependent DLL filesIf an older version of the debug version of the CRT is installed, or if the files are not present on the computer, you must provide copies of the debug version of the CRT that was used to build the Visual C++ application. To do this, follow these steps:
Article ID: 948854 - Last Review: May 28, 2008 - Revision: 2.1