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vcredist_x86.exe cannot be found

Subject: vcredist_x86.exe cannot be found

From: Mark

Date: 1 Aug, 2011 00:19:28

Message: 1 of 4

I'm receiving the following error that prevents MATLAB R2010a (x64) from starting:

=========
*Windows cannot find 'C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2010a\bin\win32\vcredist_x86.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.*
=========

I have noticed that it happens when Windows Update detects that there are updates available for Windows. I doesn't install them, just detects that they exists.

The running instances of matlab continue running without any error but I cannot start further instances. Even if I quit from all the running Matlab instances and try to start a new instance the error persist. The only way around this I found is to restart the computer. However, I am fed up of that. WTF is going on here?

I'm using Windows 7 Pro x64

Subject: vcredist_x86.exe cannot be found

From: Mark

Date: 1 Aug, 2011 00:29:10

Message: 2 of 4

Just an update. The initial error that appears is this:

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ERROR: Can't check VCRTs (line:793) System Error:2, The system cannot find the file specified.
Installing required run-time libraries. This may take a few minutes...
----------------

Then it tries to execute C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2010a\bin\win32\vcredist_x86.exe and it does not find it and shows the error I reported initially.

If I copy vcredist_x86.exe from the Windows SDK folder to C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2010a\bin\win32\, it is executed and then matlab still fails to start



"Mark" wrote in message <j14reg$mdq$1@newscl02ah.mathworks.com>...
> I'm receiving the following error that prevents MATLAB R2010a (x64) from starting:
>
> =========
> *Windows cannot find 'C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2010a\bin\win32\vcredist_x86.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.*
> =========
>
> I have noticed that it happens when Windows Update detects that there are updates available for Windows. I doesn't install them, just detects that they exists.
>
> The running instances of matlab continue running without any error but I cannot start further instances. Even if I quit from all the running Matlab instances and try to start a new instance the error persist. The only way around this I found is to restart the computer. However, I am fed up of that. WTF is going on here?
>
> I'm using Windows 7 Pro x64

Subject: vcredist_x86.exe cannot be found

From: arnaud.bore@gmail.com

Date: 23 Mar, 2012 14:41:14

Message: 3 of 4

Hello Mark,

Have got the same problem.

Did you fix it ?

thanks

On Sunday, 31 July 2011 20:19:28 UTC-4, Mark wrote:
> I'm receiving the following error that prevents MATLAB R2010a (x64) from starting:
>
> =========
> *Windows cannot find 'C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2010a\bin\win32\vcredist_x86.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.*
> =========
>
> I have noticed that it happens when Windows Update detects that there are updates available for Windows. I doesn't install them, just detects that they exists.
>
> The running instances of matlab continue running without any error but I cannot start further instances. Even if I quit from all the running Matlab instances and try to start a new instance the error persist. The only way around this I found is to restart the computer. However, I am fed up of that. WTF is going on here?
>
> I'm using Windows 7 Pro x64

Subject: vcredist_x86.exe cannot be found

From: Steven_Lord

Date: 23 Mar, 2012 16:47:59

Message: 4 of 4



<arnaud.bore@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:29834570.105.1332513674036.JavaMail.geo-discussion-forums@vbbhf3...
> Hello Mark,
>
> Have got the same problem.
>
> Did you fix it ?

If you have exactly the same problem, with a reference to win32 in the path
to the executable, try installing a 64-bit version of MATLAB instead. If
that doesn't work or you are unable to do this, contact Technical Support
for help with this installation/startup issue.

--
Steve Lord
slord@mathworks.com
To contact Technical Support use the Contact Us link on
http://www.mathworks.com

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