How to Repair SideBySide Error 59 on Windows 10 Computer

It is common for Windows 10 users to encounter errors from time to time when performing certain tasks in Windows. While most of these errors can be fixed simply by restarting the computer, fixing others can take a long time.

One such annoying error is the SideBySide 59 error in Windows 10, which occurs when users try to run certain applications on their operating system.

What causes the SideBySide 59 error?

Damaged operating system dependencies: A potentially corrupted system file used to connect the necessary VC++ dependencies to the applications that require them could also be the cause of this particular problem.

Damaged .DLL file belonging to the Bing Bar extension: There is a DLL file specific to the Bing Bar extension that is very prone to corruption.

Damaged system file: In some cases, this problem may occur due to a corrupted system file that affects Windows installation.

How to resolve the SideBySide 59 error message?


Perform an SFC scan

  1. Click on the Start menu and type cmd.
  2. Then right-click Command Prompt in the search results.
  3. Select Run as administrator > When prompted, click Yes to grant administrator rights.
  4. When the Command Prompt window opens, type the following command and press Enter to execute it:
    SFC /scannow.
  5. Now, wait for the process to complete.
  6. Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.

Remove the Bing search bar

  1. Press Windows + I to open Windows Settings.
  2. Click on Apps > Under Apps and Features, find the Bing Bar program.
  3. When you find it, click it to highlight it > Select Uninstall.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the uninstall process.
  5. Then restart your computer to apply the changes.

Restore or reinstall the software

  1. Open Settings and go to System > Applications and Features.
  2. Select the program that caused the error and select Uninstall.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen. If there is an option to restore the program, select it.
  4. If there is no way to restore the program, select Uninstall and reinstall the program after the process is complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are caught in this particular scenario and have installed Bing Bar on your computer, the only way to solve the SideBySide 59 error (right now) is to remove the Bing Bar utility from your computer.

  1. Choose Start -> Settings -> Update and Security -> Troubleshooting or select the Troubleshooting link at the end of this topic.
  2. Select the type of troubleshooting you want to perform, and then select Run Troubleshooting.

SideBySide errors are caused by the fact that the current version of Microsoft Visual C++ does not have backward compatibility with the failed commercial application.