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Getting DayZ.exe failed to start error
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Since I updated today every time I try to start DayZ I get "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\DayZ\DayZ.exe" underneath it it says: "the application has failed to start because its side by side configuration is incorrect." When I hit ok it opens a cmd window titled "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\DayZ\DayZ_BE.exe" and in the window "failed to launch game. {F31278}


Legacy ID
Unable To Duplicate
Error Message
Steps To Reproduce

Open steam.
double click DayZ icon.

Additional Information

Have verified game cache on steam and restarted my pc.

Event Timeline

chaoshoffa edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
chaoshoffa set Category to Error Message.
chaoshoffa set Reproducibility to Always.
chaoshoffa set Severity to None.
chaoshoffa set Resolution to Unable To Duplicate.
chaoshoffa set Legacy ID to 1847302613.May 8 2016, 9:53 PM
f3cuk added a subscriber: f3cuk.May 8 2016, 9:53 PM
f3cuk added a comment.Mar 12 2015, 1:58 AM

Could be a Microsoft Visual C++ problem. You might want to try reinstalling that.


Trying that now.

f3cuk added a comment.Mar 12 2015, 2:08 AM

I think that page might be outdated, i just checked my installed software and saw i had all the Microsoft Visual C++ stuff installed all the way up to 2013 (12.0.30501 to be more precise). looks like the latest one.

No luck whatsoever

Update: Full uninstall/reinstall fixed it.

I lied. It worked for me once and is now doing it again

Update: By process of elimination figured out that Razer Synapse was causing the problem. This info also helped another out on reddit.

Geez added a comment.Mar 12 2015, 11:07 AM

Hello chaoshoffa.
Seems like you have managed to fix the issue, so I am closing the ticket.