Sunday, 28 July 2013

Audacity Failed To Start Because The Application Configuration Is Incorrect

I had just installed Audacity onto a Windows XP machine and got the following error "Audacity failed to start because the application configuration was incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix the problem" as you can guess the first thing I did was to remove and reinstall the application but no luck same error.

After looking on the net I found you can fix the problem by downloading Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) or Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64)  I installed this and it then resolved the problem.  From what I read online this can happen on different versions of Audacity.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Error Code 32777 When You Try To Activate Windows XP

If you try to activate Windows XP, you might get error 32777.

If you have just rebuilt the machine, like me change the system time is normally the last thing I do.  

But windows will not activate if the system time is to far out from the current time.  I changed the time and date to the correct one and it then worked ok for me.

Friday, 5 July 2013


You may see a folder called “DPM_SYSTEM_STATE” on a client machine that DPM backs up, and in it should be a file servername.bkf

This is to do with the system state backup that is done by DPM.

 You can move the location of this to another drive as follows.

1.       Locate PSDataSourceConfig.xml ( usually c:\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\Datasources )

2.       Make a backup copy of this file ( not needed but is best practice )

3.       Locate “FilesToProtect”

Should now show as  <FilesToProtect>%SystemDrive%\DPM_SYSTEM_STATE\%computername%.bkf

Change to required path i.e.  <FilesToProtectD:\DPM_SYSTEM_STATE\%computername%.bkf

4.       On DPM Server Modify the protection group and run a consistency check.

5.       You can now delete the current file and when the backup is ran again it will go to the new location.