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frtizing won't start windows xp sp3

beverageexpert 9 years, 4 months ago

hello I have downloaded and tried 3 versions of fritzing on xp sp3




all give me the same error when I click on the fritzing icon

this application failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. reinstalling the application may fix the problem.


since all I did was unzip and click on start icon I dont think I installed anything. Anybody else have these problems? this looks like a really cool program and would like to use it hopefully we can get this resolved



Jonathan Cohen 9 years, 4 months ago

Some poking around on the web suggests that the error message indicates one or more missing dlls.  This page lists a number of possibilities:  Can you find msvcrXX.dll, msvcmXX.dll, and msvcpxx.dll on your hard drive someplace?  You may have to copy the dll(s) into the same folder as fritzing.exe, if they're not in a folder that your PATH environment variable references.

RogerH 9 years, 4 months ago

What if i don't find all that .dll files in the windows search? Shall i get them all and put them into the fritizing files?
My windowXP SP3 has same problem when i upgrate from 9-18-09 to 11-06-09 and it just can not return to normal after deleting the update version and reinstall the 9-18-09.
any clues will be appreciated.

Jonathan Cohen 9 years, 4 months ago

Any possibility you already have some version of Qt (our development environment) installed?  Otherwise, no clues--I don't suppose you live anywhere near Berlin?  


- j

André Knörig 9 years, 4 months ago

André Knörig

Hi Roger, maybe you got an incomplete download? In the Fritzing program folder there should be seven Qtxxx.dll files.

filmotechnic 9 years, 4 months ago

Sory, my english not very good.

I have WIN XP SP2, but program not work too.

I deside this probmlem by this way:

put files msvcm80.dll , msvcp80.dll , msvcr80.dll , Fritzing.exe.manifest , Microsoft.VC80.CRT.manifest

if you have Microsoft.VC80.CRT version 8.0.50727.762   -  all files you can download there : 

if other version - you must download:  msvcm80.dll , msvcp80.dll , msvcr80.dll for you version, and after that change version in files : Fritzing.exe.manifest , Microsoft.VC80.CRT.manifest  (open it in text mode)

Moderator's please  edit this post!!!!

André Knörig 9 years, 4 months ago

André Knörig

Thanks filmotechnic for the solution. No need to edit your post, I think it explains it well. :)

TerryKing 9 years, 1 month ago

I had same " application failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect" error. Had to install Windows C++ libraries from here:

Suddenly the error was gone!!!

ilan 8 years, 11 months ago

Yes, installing the redistributable libreries of Visual C++ that TerryKing suggested, solved the problem for me too.

Thanks TerryKing

shakerobo 8 years, 4 months ago

yes installing the c++ files worked well!!

thank you for the support