Same error message on opening for me.
This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem. [OK]”
Reinstalling did not fix. I have not and will not try installing on C:\ drive.
Forgot to add: Running Windows XP Professional Version 2002, Service Pack 2 on an Acer TravelMate 5614WSMi. Also running AVG 9.0.
There has been several reports about Scrivener not running under Windows XP.
I was unable to duplicate this on any of my test XP machines until I found a very old copy of XP and proceeded to pursue an update path over the course of a day.
What I discoved is that XP users must be running service pack 3 at least. But even then, you must run the Windows Update to ensure Windows XP is fully up to date. Remarkably, I had to run the Windows Update FOUR times in succession - each time it downloaded items? Go figure Windows?
Eventually, on hitting the Windows Update for the fifth time, exhausted and weak at the knees, I was kindly informed that Windows was all up to date.
At this point Scrivener for Windows ran perfectly.
I’m not exactly sure which component made all the difference due to time and the volume of correspondence I’ve had today. However, I can confirm that Scrivener does run nicely with a fully up to date version of XP running service pack 3.