The Google Chrome is not working in my Windows 10 computer.

<Original Title: Google Chrome>

I've been having problems with google chrome where as of late when ever i try or run it, it says

C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see that application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail.

I may sound stupid asking this but what does it mean? and a follow up question, how do i fix it? its not the end of the world but it makes things a whole lot more easy 


Hi Max,

Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

Please be advised that the issue that you face might be due to outdated Visual C++ libraries. So, please try to update the same and check if the issue persists.

Also, you may try uninstalling and reinstalling google chrome and check if it helps. To uninstall, follow the below steps.

1. Press Windows key + X key and select Control panel( Set view by as small icons).

2. Go to Control panel> program and features> Select Google chrome.>Uninstall.

Disclaimer: Please back up all the data before uninstalling. Microsoft doesnot encourage the use of third party apps and software as it might damage your computer. Microsoft will not be responsible for any damage caused. Proceed at your own risk and with caution.

To download Google Chrome, please follow the below link.

Please let us know if the issue is resolved or you need any further assistance.

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Last updated July 26, 2021 Views 111,423 Applies to: