Audacity Won't Launch - not configured correctly[SOLVED]

I’m having a similar problem. I just installed the program. We have windows xp pro sp3.

When I try to start the program it gives the error: “The application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling may fix the problem.”

I’ve reinstalled and have the same problem. I also tried resetting the preferences. Also downloaded a 2nd time in case the download was corrupt (downloaded from sourceforge).

Help appreciated.

I have started a new topic for you. It’s not possible to answer multiple people in the same topic.

From your description, you have not downloaded and installed the appropriate 32-bit or 64-bit Microsoft “Redistributable Package”. This usually fixes the problem so please do that, as described here:
Audacity Manual .


Thanks - that solved the problem.