Activation context generation failed. The Application Has Failed to Start Because Its Side-By-Side Configuration Is Incorrect Error

Event Log says:

Activation context generation failed for "<C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\SMART Technologies\SMART Product Update\activationwizard.exe>". Dependent Assembly smarttech.log4cxx.vc120.0.10.1,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="e7e76aadd9f46776",type="win32",version="" could not be found.

Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.

Could you please help me to resolve this issue?.

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Answers (1)

Posted by: rileyz 2 years ago
Red Belt

Like the message says, you need to useĀ sxstrace.exe to get more details of what clapped out.

This video will give you an idea. I presume you know what you are doing with DLLs etc, as that is what I think has clapped out.


  1. Start trace
  2. run app to get error.
  3. stop trace.
  4. use the tool to bash the trash to readable format.
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