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I am using Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Lenovo IdeaCentre K330. Recently i checked my Windows Event Viewer and i see that I have got a lot of the following error's:

SideBySide Event ID: 33

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Power Dial\MFC80.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.


This error occurs every time I boot my system. The Power Dial regulates the clock speed of the CPU and GPU in the system and it is provided by Lenovo. It is located in C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Power Dial where also MFC80.DLL is located. They service's LenovoCOMService is on automatic.

Has someone experiences the same problem or has an idea how to solve this ? I don't want to delete the software or disable the services. I was actually searching on Lenovo site for the Power Dial software to re-download it, but i could not find any link for download. If someone knows where i can re-download the software that would probably solve the problem. Thanks

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Here is a link for power dial from software informer. I do not have a Lenovo to test it on, so this is just a suggestion that may be what you are looking for power-dial.software.informer.com – Carl B May 15 '13 at 1:20
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Also you may try to install the required package microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=14431 – Martheen Cahya Paulo May 15 '13 at 1:48
    
@CarlB there is no link available at software informer. – Devid May 15 '13 at 10:19
    
@MartheenCahyaPaulo why should i install Microsoft Visual c++ ? – Devid May 15 '13 at 10:20
    
@MartheenCahyaPaulo it seems that downloading Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package solved the problem. Post your comment as answer and i will accept it. Thanks – Devid May 15 '13 at 11:07
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Install Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (found it by searching for the public key token)

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As mentioned by @MartheenCahyaPaulo above the problem occurs because of the missing Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package. To solve the problem just go here and download the Redistribution Package. After that you want see anymore the above mentioned error's in the Windows Event Viewer.

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