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sxstrace.exe error

May 11, 2014

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About sxstrace.exe

Sxstrace.exe is used to trace something in programs with side-by-side technology. Side-by-side technology is a standard for executable files in Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows 2000, and later versions of Windows that attempts to alleviate problems that arise from the use of dynamic-link libraries in Microsoft Windows.

Side-by-side technology is also known as WinSxS or SxS, although technically WinSxS refers only to the global side-by-side store (officially called the "Windows component store"), which is conceptually the native equivalent of the .NET Global Assembly Cache. Executables that include an SxS manifest are designated SxS assemblies.

The default location of the SXSTRACE.EXE is in directory of C:\Progam Files\Common Files. The most common size of theSXSTRACE.EXE on Windows system is 108,648 bytes. You may also find it in 22,016 bytes, 15,458 bytes, 34,358 bytes, 16,475bytes, 18,589 bytes and 12,249 bytes sizes.

Problems concerned with later version of Windows include version conflicts, missing DLLs, duplicate DLLs, and incorrect or missing registration. In side-by-side, Windows stores multiple versions of a DLL in the WinSXS subdirectory of the Windows directory, and loads them on demand. This reduces dependency problems for applications that include a side-by-side manifest.

When an application is compiled with VC 2005, VC will automatically create a manifest for it, and set it to depend on VC80 CRT. In order for the application to run, you have to install VC80 CRT in the machine first. Application compiled in debug mode will depend on the debug version of VC80 CRT, and there is no redist for it.

Typical sxstrace.exe errors

You may be confused by sxstrace.exe error because you do not know what to do about this annoying computer problem. You could have never realized that there is a file named sxstrace.exe on your computer before such error appears. Typically, you will come across the following error messages about sxstrace.exe:

"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 tool for more detail".

Yahoo messinger update failed. Error: side by side configured incorrectly and command -line sxstrace.exe tool.

The file sxstrace.exe is missing.

And you will notice there are some side effects occur in your system such as computer freezing, windows blue screen of death or even system crash.

How to fix sxstrace.exe Error?

1. Restart the computer, but press F8 repeatedly to bring up a menu asking how you'd like to boot the computer. Select "Safe Mode."

2. Perform a full system scan with your anti-virus programs or spyware scanner. Being in safe mode will allow the scan to detect and remove more infected objects.

3. Run DLL TOOL to scan and clean up concerned invalid registry entries.

In fact, the major reason that sxstrace.exe error usually happens are registry issues. This sxstrace.exe error coming from the registry is caused by incorrect modification of the related registry keys.

A reliable and effective way to fix the error is to use the reputable and special registry cleaner DLL TOOL that can correctly scan, and fix the problematic entries as well as clean up your registry at the same time.