Another fix for Application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect
I recently came across this problem: The application failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect.
I searched for answers, but none of them (such as looking for missing runtime DLLs) fixed my problem.Â So I looked at the System Log using the Windows XP Event Viewer, and found this SideBySide error: Syntax Error in policy file “program_path\program.exe.config” on line 1
Well, there’s not much on line 1 (the first line of the XML config file) so I thought about it and changed the encoding from encoding=”Windows-1252″ to encoding=”UTF-8“.Â Voila!Â Problem solved!
I’m sure it’s not the solution to many application configuration errors, but it’s another possibility to check out — although what you need to change encoding to will probably vary depending on the computer.