The Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86)
installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run
applications developed with Visual C++ on a computer that does not have
Visual C++ 2005 installed.
Pay special attention to the system requirements for the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86) & make sure you are meeting them if you try to install it & it fails. Especially the Windows Installer version.
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Let's put the computer in clean boot state and check if any third-party program is causing this issue. Putting your system in clean boot state helps in identifying if
any third party applications or startup items are causing the issue. If
yes, you may have to contact the program manufacturer for any updates
or uninstall and re-install the program. Here's the article you may refer to for steps with reference to the same.
Use this link if you are using Windows XP: How to configure Windows XP to start in a "clean boot" state Note: After troubleshooting, make sure to put the computer to start as usual as mentioned here: To configure Windows to use a Normal startup state After you used the clean boot to resolve your problem, you can follow these steps to configure Windows XP to start normally.
a.Click Start, and then click
Run. b.Type msconfig, and then click
OK. The System Configuration Utility dialog box is displayed. c.Click the General tab, click
Normal Startup - load all device drivers and services, and then click
OK. d.When you are prompted, click Restart to restart the computer.
The Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86) installs
runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications
developed with Visual C++ on a computer that does not have Visual C++
This package installs runtime components of C
Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, ATL, MFC, OpenMP and MSDIA libraries. For
libraries that support side-by-side deployment model (CRT, SCL, ATL,
MFC, OpenMP) they are installed into the native assembly cache, also
called WinSxS folder, on versions of Windows operating system that
support side-by-side assemblies.
Supported Operating Systems:Windows 2000 Service Pack 3;Windows 98;Windows 98 Second Edition;Windows ME;Windows Server 2003;Windows XP Service Pack 2
reboot to safe mode using f8 right before the windows logo screen at boot comes on. after on this, run a virus and spyware removal program. i recommend www.superantispyware.com for this.
this problem is mostlikely due to a virus or spyware. If all else fails, put your windows xp cd in and when this loads, select install windows then let it detect installed windows. select "repair" as your option for a repair reinstall, this will fix damaged or mising windows files.
follow these steps start-control panel-add and remove programs-here search for the program you dont need and click remove(to uninstal),these steps are valid for any other programs you dont need, and you're done.
Windows already comes with some features that could help you out. First, Window's System Restore feature creates restore points that attempt to enable the user to restore the computer to the same state it was when the point was created. It doesn't replace all files and programs, but it tries to restore all settings that it can.
If you want to restore just your system files from the CD you can do that as well. This will leave all programs and personal files intact, but restore the Operating System to the state it was when first installed.
Lastly, if you would like to reformat the entire computer and install Windows fresh you can do that as well. You will need a copy of a CD of a previous Windows installation, however, since you have the Upgrade version. During installation it will just ask you to pop it in to verify that you have an older version and then just proceed with a regular install.
Please comment back as to which option you would like and I can go into more detail.