"Side-by-side configuration is incorrect"

Several applications won't open. I get a ""Side-by-side configuration is incorrect" message. Rob C. offered a "solution" at the bottom of http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-pictures/error-the-application-has-failed-to-start-because/df019c0d-746e-42d0-ad68-465e18e3f3ef?page=6&tm=1335982270326 but it doesn't work for me. He then locked the thread.  I successfully uninstalled and reinstalled both C++ packages he recommends, but I still get the same error. Any other suggestions?
Hi,
 
 
Do you remember making any changes to the computer prior to this issue?
 
Check for the detailed error messages in event viewer and post back the information.
Open Event Viewer
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Open-Event-Viewer
 
What information appears in event logs (Event Viewer)?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-information-appears-in-event-logs-Event-Viewer
 
 
 
Method 1: Check Windows updates and install all the available updates.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Install-Windows-updates
 
Method 2:  Also, download Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0 from the link mentioned below and install it in your computer.
Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17718
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Here are some errors which pertain to the problem:

 

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files (x86)\StorageCraft\ShadowProtect\ShadowProtect.exe".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Program Files (x86)\StorageCraft\ShadowProtect\Microsoft.VC80.MFC.MANIFEST" on line 4. Component identity found in manifest does not match the identity of the component requested. Reference is Microsoft.VC80.MFC,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="8.0.50727.4053". Definition is Microsoft.VC80.MFC,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="8.0.50727.762". Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.

 

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Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Designer 8.2\FormDesigner.exe".Error in manifest or policy file "" on line . A component version required by the application conflicts with another component version already active. Conflicting components are:. Component 1: C:\windows\WinSxS\manifests\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.17514_none_fa396087175ac9ac.manifest. Component 2: C:\windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.17514_none_41e6975e2bd6f2b2.manifest.

 

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Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Dreamweaver CS4\Dreamweaver.exe". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC80.MFC,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="8.0.50727.762" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.

 

There are many more like this but you get the idea. There are several updates that apparently haven't successfully installed for months, although an IT guy who came to my house says they have installed although Windows reports they haven't. So he hid them. These are 

Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2538242)

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656351)

Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2600217)

Every time my system shuts down, it tries to install them, but the next time I boot up, there they are again. I've uninstalled and reinstalled C++ and .NET.

I haven't been able to get the adCenter Desktop application to work for months. This seems to be related to an SQL Server 2008 R2 problem. I've had extended talks about this with a MS help guy to no avail.

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