My Chrome browser failed to start because it's side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application log or use the command-in line sxstrace.exe tool. What does this mean?

Windows 10 Error: Chrome browser has failed to start because the side by side configuration is incorrect please see the application event log or use the command line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail

Hi there! 

I had the same issue - had no idea how to solve it. While reading this thread I was playing around with the computer settings and seem to have fixed it! I did the following:

>control panel

>network and internet

>manage browser add ons (under the 'internet options' heading)


>then I retyped my homepage address - within the box under the 'home page' heading

Apply the changes - then chrome opened as normal.

When I first went into this section the homepage address was numbers and letters). 

I didn't want to have to reinstall chrome and lose all my auto logins (lazy) - this kept everything running as normal.

Hopefully helpful for someone else! 

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Last updated April 22, 2021 Views 123,885 Applies to: