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Hello Shintaro,
Can you check why I am getting this error in the Event Viewer every time I use Format Factory to convert files?

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Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files (x86)\FreeTime\FormatFactory\MFC80U.DLL". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC80.MFCLOC,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="8.0.50608.0" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.
 

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If you still get the error install the Visual C++ redistributable package from Microsoft HERE.

MFC80U.DLL is Microsoft Foundation Class Dynamic Link Library which is part of Visual Studio 2005 / Visual C++ Runtime.
 
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I installed it and still getting the error,
However I installed this "Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package" from this link
www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5638
And the error gone.

Can I ask a question please?
Does installing many versions of Microsoft C++ cause BSODs like AVs do?
Right now I have 3 versions installed. 2010, 2008 and 2005.
 

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Short answer, No.

Having multiple version of the Visual C++ Redistributable is similar to multiple versions of Microsoft .NET.

Long answer:

When people build applications using the programming language C++, they use system API (Application Programming Interface) call(s) that may be specific to a version of the Microsoft programming library. Sometimes, Microsoft changes the way that the API is used between versions, that is why programmers lock their program to a specific version of the Runtime. In this case it appears to be specific to Visual Studio 2005.

I was hoping the 2008 version would have solved the issue, but you found that the 2005 version was required. Most programs have the redistributable as part of the program install, so you never have to worry about it. But appears that Format Factory doesn't.
 
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Thank you Shintaro for giving me the attention to download a different version of Visual Basic Redistributable Packages. Without your help of course I wouldn't have even thought of trying to download this 2005 version. :)
 
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I got an error again.

Application Error
Faulting application name: mbamservice.exe, version: 3.0.2.0, time stamp: 0x5318d363
Faulting module name: mbamservice.exe, version: 3.0.2.0, time stamp: 0x5318d363
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000522d7
Faulting process id: 0x7fc
Faulting application start time: 0x01cfab54731d9076
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
Report Id: a757c555-1752-11e4-8275-e0db559e06ea
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
 

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I would suggest that you uninstall Malwarebytes then re-install it.

HERE is the instructions on how to do that.
 

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