About sxstrace.exe and the common error message with it
Basically Sxstrace.exe is a command line tool which is used to trace the log files and save them to the format which is readable for us. It is also used for the activation of context generation failed error. The 'side by side configuration error' is one of the most common among them. The areas which are commonly affected with the Sxstrace exe problem like this error message are mentioned here below. These are for your ease to detect the problems and fetch in right solution for the same.
The program of Google Earth or the Microsoft Office programs might be unable to be opened in the computer. The error message can pop up on the system screen with the very applications. The error message states 'The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect'. And the system may ask you to see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail.
After the update of the operating system from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, the problem might crop up on the system screen with the Internet Explorer. It may get opened and closed immediately. No site can be accessed due to the sxstrace.exe error. This information can be found with the SFC/ scannow program. The browser is mostly to come up with the side by side configuration error.
The system's auto update from Windows 7 to Windows 10 may start giving issues with the Sage Accounting program. The accessibility of the same may start popping up the error message 'The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect'. You might get to see that the file sxstrace.exe has the problem and the repair of the file is the only way out for the same.
With the installation and execution of the program
With the installation of C++ 2005, the laptop might show Sxstrace exe error. Not only the installation, but also the opening of the Mozilla Firefox might show the same problem with the error sign in. The problem with Activation Context Generation can pop up at first with the same and later while using the command line tool of sxstrace, again error messages may come up.
The update of the Tax software may not work in the system running with Windows 10. When the software is tried to be run, the problem might occur with the error message which is already mentioned above. It is manifest the file sxstrace.exe is faulty in the computer and this is the reason why the side-by side configuration error pops up on the display screen.
About the solution
The Sxstrace.exe problem can be worse than the above mentioned ones but the solution can be available with the right software. DLL Suite is one of such tools which you can install on the computer and repair or replace the file with the same to avoid such issues.