SideBySide and system crashing?

#1
I"m not sure if this is a "support" thing or a discussion thing, but:

Toshiba Qosmio X505 laptop. Couple weeks old. Has Windows 7 Home on it. Today, I left it, came back a couple hours and it had crashed. I checked the event log and found:

Log Name: Application
Source: SideBySide
Date: 4/12/2010 3:30:26 PM
Event ID: 80
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: TOTO
Description:
Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files (x86)\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeInToolkit.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_6.0.7600.16385_none_fa645303170382f6.manifest. Component 2: C:\windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7600.16385_none_421189da2b7fabfc.manifest.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="SideBySide" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49409">80</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-04-12T20:30:26.000000000Z" />
<EventRecordID>3224</EventRecordID>
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>TOTO</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>C:\windows\WinSxS\manifests\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7600.16385_none_fa645303170382f6.manifest</Data>
<Data>C:\windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7600.16385_none_421189da2b7fabfc.manifest</Data>
<Data>C:\Program Files (x86)\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeInToolkit.exe</Data>

</EventData>
</Event>

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Log Name: Application
Source: SideBySide
Date: 4/12/2010 3:30:31 PM
Event ID: 63
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: TOTO
Description:
Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe AIR\Versions\1.0\Adobe AIR.dll".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe AIR\Versions\1.0\Adobe AIR.dll" on line 3. The value "MAJOR_VERSION.MINOR_VERSION.BUILD_NUMBER_MAJOR.BUILD_NUMBER_MINOR" of attribute "version" in element "assemblyIdentity" is invalid.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="SideBySide" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49409">63</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-04-12T20:30:31.000000000Z" />
<EventRecordID>3225</EventRecordID>
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>TOTO</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>assemblyIdentity</Data>
<Data>version</Data>
<Data>MAJOR_VERSION.MINOR_VERSION.BUILD_NUMBER_MAJOR.BUILD_NUMBER_MINOR</Data>
<Data>C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe AIR\Versions\1.0\Adobe AIR.dll</Data>
<Data>C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe AIR\Versions\1.0\Adobe AIR.dll</Data>
<Data>3</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>

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Log Name: Application
Source: SideBySide
Date: 4/12/2010 3:31:48 PM
Event ID: 35
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: TOTO
Description:
Activation context generation failed for "c:\program files (x86)\windows live\photo gallery\MovieMaker.Exe".Error in manifest or policy file "c:\program files (x86)\windows live\photo gallery\WLMFDS.DLL" on line 8. Component identity found in manifest does not match the identity of the component requested. Reference is WLMFDS,processorArchitecture="AMD64",type="win32",version="1.0.0.1". Definition is WLMFDS,processorArchitecture="x86",type="win32",version="1.0.0.1". Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="SideBySide" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49409">35</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-04-12T20:31:48.000000000Z" />
<EventRecordID>3226</EventRecordID>
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>TOTO</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>WLMFDS,processorArchitecture="AMD64",type="win32",version="1.0.0.1"</Data>
<Data>WLMFDS,processorArchitecture="x86",type="win32",version="1.0.0.1"</Data>
<Data>c:\program files (x86)\windows live\photo gallery\MovieMaker.Exe</Data>
<Data>c:\program files (x86)\windows live\photo gallery\WLMFDS.DLL</Data>
<Data>8</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>

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WHAT IS SIDEBYSIDE? And what's it doing?
 


#3
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976229

It appears that these issues are a manifestation of an incorrectly configured application making a call to a 64 bit dll, when it actually needs a 32 bit dll. At least the text of these error messages is largerly similar to that discussed in SideBySide Event ID 35 is logged in the Application log when you start Windows Live Movie Maker on a 64-bit Windows operating system with respect to moviemaker.exe.

Microsoft appears to regard these error messages as non-issues, since, evidently, the appropriate DLL gets loaded in the end. But, as I have seen many of these similar error messages listed under a variety of applicatons, and on every Win 7 box I own, it would be nice if Microsoft patched their loader so that it doesn't generate error level events for what is considers non-issues.
 


Digerati

Fantastic Member
Microsoft MVP
#4
Since the OP has not been back in 2 weeks, it seems like a non-issue.
 


#5
SideBySide Issues

I have this issue, but to a lesser degree - i.e., my system isn't crashing, but I am seeing Errors in my Event Log (Applications).

I was seeing Errors for moviemaker (#35), LogMeIn (#80), and Search Enhancements (#59). All Errors occurred at the same time each day: 12:30AM, within seconds of each other.

Since I don't use moviemaker, I uninstalled it from Live Essentials and that error went away.

Of course, the LogMeIn Errors are still there. I suspect it has to do with the LogMeIn ToolKit.exe file, which is part of their Pro2 version. When the free thirty day trial expires, I expect that to go away as well.

I read elsewhere that other functions of Live Essentials were to blame for the Search Enhancements SideBySide Errors, so I uninstalled everything else I could find within Live Essentials. That didn't work so well: I still see the #59 Errors. Four of them each day, in fact.

So can anyone advise me on what might be happening and how to fix it? Although my Windows 7 64-bit machine is working well and has never crashed (knock on wood), I really hate Errors in the Event Log.
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#6
Isn't SidebySide an IE add-on or enhancement? I think I removed it or disabled it once.

I usually uninstall Adobe Air also, but the OP might need it for something.

I also try not to run anything related to Windows Live.
 


#7
SideBySide Issues

SideBySide isn't (necessarily) an IE enhancement. It's a method of segregating dlls. Best description I found is here: What is Side-by-Side
 


Digerati

Fantastic Member
Microsoft MVP
#8
Right. It really has nothing to do with IE. It's an OS thing.
 


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