Windows 10: Side-by-Side error, and unable to create recovery drive

Discus and support Side-by-Side error, and unable to create recovery drive in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; My machine had a glitch and now I can't run most programs, getting the "Application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by richardbarvainis, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. Side-by-Side error, and unable to create recovery drive


    My machine had a glitch and now I can't run most programs, getting the "Application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect."


    I tried various recovery methods, but nothing works. I was advised to delete and reinstall the Visual C++ files, but the machine won't even let me delete them. It won't create a recovery USB, just thinks for a while and then says it failed. I have a correctly sized 16 GB usb drive plugged in.


    I'd like to start over and reinstall Windows 10 from scratch, but I don't have the key and don't know where to find it. Not sure what to do next.


    Any help appreciated.


    Rich

    :)
     
    richardbarvainis, Sep 15, 2020
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  2. Unable to create a recovery drive on Windows 10

    Hello Mike,

    As you are unable to create a system recovery drive on your operating system we will help you with this issue.

    Do let us know the following to assist you better with this issue:

    • Have you installed any third-party anti-virus software on your device?
    • For how long time does the process stuck with loading circle?
    • Were you able to see any error code/ error message with this issue?

    Try few of the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: Disable the third-party anti-virus software and try to create a recovery drive.

    NOTE: Antivirus software can help protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. In most cases, you shouldn't disable your antivirus software. If you
    have to temporarily disable it to install other software, you should re-enable it as soon as you're done. If you're connected to the Internet or a network while your antivirus software is disabled, your computer is vulnerable to attacks.

    If the issue still persists, I suggest you to uninstall the third-party anti-virus software.

    Step 2: Follow the below steps to create a recovery drive on your device.

    A recovery drive can help you troubleshoot and fix problems with your PC, even if it won't start. To create one, all you need is a USB drive.

    Follow:

    • From the taskbar, search for Create a recovery drive then select it. You might be asked to enter an admin password or confirm your choice.
    • When the tool opens, make sure Back up system files to the recovery drive is selected, then select
      Next.
    • Connect a USB drive to your PC, select it, then select Next > Create. A lot of files need to be copied to the recovery drive, so this might take a while.
    • When it's finished, you might see a Delete the recovery partition from your PC link on the final screen. If you want to free up drive space on your PC, select the link, then select
      Delete. If not, select Finish.

    Reference: Create a recovery drive

    Hope it helps. Get back to us with an updated status of this issue and required information for further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Sep 15, 2020
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  3. Sam Jones Win User
    Error creating recovery drive, unable to to create recovery drive

    Using the recovery drive creation wizard, get the error below:

    "We can't create the recovery drive -- a problem occurred while creating the recovery drive"


    Side-by-Side error, and unable to create recovery drive IreEz.png


    I have rebooted and retried, etc.

    I believe that, while the system runs Win10 fine and boots without issue, that the windows recovery partition on the hard drive may be incomplete in some way. So perhaps this question is: How to repair the windows recovery partition? (This is after upgrading a win 7 system to win 10)

    What steps to take?
     
    Sam Jones, Sep 15, 2020
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  4. Side-by-Side error, and unable to create recovery drive

    Unable to create a recovery drive on Windows 10

    Hi

    Thanks for trying! did turn off Avast, no change; got rid of Avast and cleaned the registry, no change.

    There are no error messages, the 'create a recovery drive' procedure appears to enter an endless loop as it searches for available drives.

    I also have a carousel of screen backgrounds - when the background changes some processes reset (during a file renaming, or, from the middle of a large group of files to the first file in the folder)

    Sometimes I lose the availability of the bottom toolbar and need to restart Windows Explorer by using task manager.

    Are these in any way related? my update was not clean enough? I should reinstall Windows10?

    Cheers
     
    MikeWatters, Sep 15, 2020
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