So hear is the deal... my primary drive on my desktop died. I had a back up... yay for me. Here is the story in case anyone wants the previous details. http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=108018
Anyway, I get a nice Seagate Barracuda XT drive to replace my old drive. Ran the Win 7 back up and it worked like a charm... so I thought. Computer boots up, everything seems just as it was from my previous drive. I am very happy and felt the geeky need to post the event on Facebook... went to open Chrome and I get hit with this error: "The Application has failed to start because it's side-by-side configuration is incorrect." What. The. $%&*?
Most things won't open, be it my sky dive video or Bioshock, I get the error. Even any Microsoft programs that come with Win7 don't seem to work. But then all my Jeep pics will open (thank goodness!) and if I open a word file, Word 2010 beta pops right open.
Any help would be awesome because this is my main gaming rig... and besides, what good is a Win7 automatic back up if the restored back up doesn't actually work?