Unable to open Audacity 2.0

I have installed and re-installed Audacity 2.0.0 on my pc running Windows XP Home SP3, but it will not launch, and I get the following message when I try to launch. Can anybody help please?


Unable to execute file:

C:Program FilesAudacityaudacity.exe

CreateProcess failed; code 14001.

This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.


Did you have an old Audacity?

Please see this FAQ http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/FAQ:Installation_and_Plug-Ins#probs

You apparently need to install the appropriate “Microsoft Redistributable Package”. The FAQ page has links and instructions about which one to install for 32-bit or 64-bit Windows.

– Bill