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Error: C:\Program Files\ArcPad 8.0\Desktop Tools\cabhead. This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect

Error Message

When creating CAB files with the 'Get Data For ArcPad' wizard, the following error occurs in ArcPad 8.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1):

"C:\Program Files\ArcPad 8.0\Desktop Tools\cabhead
This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem."

Note:
This same error may occur with the following path: C:\Program Files\ArcPad 8.0\Desktop Tools\CABHEAD.exe

Cause

This is a known issue, since the Microsoft C++ RunTime was removed from ArcPad 8.0 SP1.

Solution or Workaround

To resolve this error, install Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86) on the computer running ArcPad 8.0 SP1 from the following link: Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86).

Note:
The Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86) should be included in Windows XP SP3.