How to Fix Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC80.DebugCRT Error on Windows
If you are trying to run a program that uses the Visual C++ 2005 runtime library on Windows, you may encounter an error message like this:
Activation context generation failed for \"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Acronis\\TrueImageHome\\BartPE\\Files\\TrueImage.exe\". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC80.DebugCRT,processorArchitecture=\"x86\",type=\"win32\",version=\"8.0.50727.762\" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.
This error means that the program is looking for a specific version of the Visual C++ 2005 runtime library that is not installed on your system. The Visual C++ 2005 runtime library is a set of files that are required to run applications that are built using Visual Studio 2005.
The solution to this problem is to install the Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (x86) from Microsoft. This package contains the latest versions of the Visual C++ 2005 runtime library files for both release and debug modes. You can download it from here:
After installing the package, restart your computer and try to run the program again. It should work without any errors.
If you still get the same error, you may need to use the sxstrace.exe tool to diagnose the problem. The sxstrace.exe tool is a command-line utility that can trace and analyze the side-by-side events that occur when loading assemblies on Windows. You can find it in the System32 folder of your Windows installation.
To use the sxstrace.exe tool, follow these steps:
Open a command prompt as administrator.
Type sxstrace trace -logfile:sxstrace.etl and press Enter. This will start tracing the side-by-side events.
Run the program that causes the error. Reproduce the problem.
Press Enter in the command prompt to stop tracing.
Type sxstrace parse -logfile:sxstrace.etl -outfile:sxstrace.txt and press Enter. This will generate a text file with the analysis of the side-by-side events.
Open the sxstrace.txt file and look for any errors or warnings. They will indicate which assembly or manifest file is missing or incompatible.
Fix or install the missing or incompatible assembly or manifest file according to the error or warning message.
For more information on how to use the sxstrace.exe tool, see this article: