Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SPSS 19 Side-by-side configuration error

After I installed SPSS 19, I forgot to check and see whether it was working.  When launching it this morning, I got the following error message- though in traditional Chinese.



In English, this error message is something like the following: "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 for more detail."

Apparently, this is a pretty common problem.  So said the experts, the reason why it happened could be that the Microsoft Visual C++ redistributables did not execute and install properly during installation of the SPSS. One way to work around this issue is by post-install the package.

Since I had installed the 64bit version, I did a search using the win 9 search function for "C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS\Statistics\19\VC8\Vcredist_x64.exe."


Run Vcredist_x64.exe as an administrator by right-clicking on the item


Voila!  So the problem got resolved for me, at least.  Good luck to you, too!  If it still doesn't work for you, please check the link I provide belong for additional troubleshooting tips.

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Please check the following link for more detailed information

http://support.onthehub.com/onthehub/topics/what_do_i_do_about_a_side_by_side_configuration_error

or

http://8help.osu.edu/4349.html

16 comments:

  1. Thank you very much!
    I had the same problem with vista 32.
    I installed the x86 version that is located where the x64 that you used were:

    C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS\Statistics\19\VC8\Vcredist_x86.exe

    You saved me a lot of time trying to fix the problem. Thanks again.

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  2. Good to know it helped! Happy SPSS-ing!

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  3. Thank you so much! Worked with Windows7 for me.

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  4. Thank you! This was driving me insane! :D

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    1. Good thing that issue is resolved for ya!

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  5. Lifesaver!! Your instructions wrked well for me & I am IT clueless! Managed to get SPSS 20 wrking using them!

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    1. Excellent that it helped! Have fun with SPSS 20!

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  6. Awesome! This saved my data mining course presentations! Thanks so much!

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    1. Great! Good luck with your presentation!

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  7. THANK U VERY MUCH U SAVE MY LOT OF TIME

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  8. Thank you! It worked for me too with Windows 7 and SPSS 20. Thank you so much.

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  9. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOUUUUUI

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    1. Good good good to know it helps youuuuuuuuu! :-)

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