Fix SideBySide Error 59 on Windows computers – TWCN Tech News

Fix SideBySide Error 59 on Windows computers – TWCN Tech News

On your Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer, while analyzing Event Logs in Event Viewer, you may notice the Event ID 59 error with the description Activation context generation failed. When this manifest or policy file error occurs, mostly when you launch certain apps and the app crashes, it usually goes unnoticed since there’s no adverse effect on your system. Nonetheless, this post provides suggestions you can try to fix the SideBySide Error 59, so that your system functionality is not impacted down the road.

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What is SidebySide application?

Microsoft Win32 Side-by-Side service is used to manage the use of various versions of the same component (i.e. DLLs, COMs) installed and running on the same Windows 11/10 computer.

What is a SideBySide error?

SideBySide errors usually occur on your Windows 11/10 PC if the current installed Microsoft Visual C++ version is not backward compatible with the application that crashed. The Event ID 33 or Event ID 59 is typically associated with the error. For detailed diagnosis, use sxstrace.exe.

The most likely culprits to this error includes the following:

  • Missing Visual C++ Redistributable Package.
  • Corrupted operating system-related dependencies.
  • Corrupted .DLL file belonging to a Bing Bar Extension.
  • System File corruption.

SideBySide Error 59 – Activation context generation failed

If you’re faced with this Activation context generation failed issue, you can try our recommended solutions below in no particular order and see if that helps to resolve the SideBySide Error 59 that has occurred on your Windows 11/10 computer.

  1. Run Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter
  2. Uninstall Bing Bar (if applicable)
  3. Run SFC and DISM scan
  4. Install missing Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages
  5. Uninstall and reinstall the app
  6. Reset Windows 11/10

Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved concerning each of the listed solutions.

1] Run Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter

As the SideBySide Error 59 that occurred on your Windows 11/10 computer is app-related, you can begin troubleshooting by runing the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter and see if that helps.

To run Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter on your Windows 11 device, do the following:

  • Press Windows key + I to open Settings app.
  • Navigate to System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters.
  • Under the Other section, find Windows Store Apps.
  • Click Run button.
  • Follow on-screen instructions and apply any recommended fixes.

To run the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter on your Windows 10 PC, do the following:

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