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side by side configuration?

Hi, Avast won't run on my Windows XP. I get a box that says:
"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."
I have downloaded avast 6 times now and I can't get it to work! Please send help!
Sara

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So what does

So what does the event viewer say?

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side by side configuration?

I am embarrassed to say that I don't know what an "event viewer" or "event log" is. Please direct me.
Thanks!

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The problem looks to be

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