NVIDA CUDA SDK Browser problem

I installed the SDK, but when I tried to invoke the CUDA SDK browser, it gave an error saying " C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA CUDA SDK\SDK Browser\browser.exe This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix the problem". I have reintalled the tool several times, but the problem is still there, and testing the nvidia card using the bandwidth program passed as well. Does anyone know how to fix it? will it affect using the cuda tool kit?


sir ,
have u gt any solution for this problem ??
Me too getting the same error ! :( <img src=‘http://hqnveipbwb20/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/crying.gif’ class=‘bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:’(’ />

i tried reinstalling
cudadriver_2.3_winxp_32_190.38_general.exe on my 32 bit xp and

but no change…

please help

Details of your comp specs would help.

You need to update Microsoft.VC80.CRT

Please, try to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package ATL Security Update (Date Published: 7/28/2009)

vcredist_x64.exe (if you have a 64bit operating system)


vcredist_x86.exe (this is required)


Have you installed dot net framework?? It might be a good idea to check that. ;)

I found this trouble in Windows XP x64 and x86 with all frameworks installed.

Any installation or reinstallation of dot net frameworks not solve the problem… neither the dot net 3.5 SP1.

I have not tried the dot net 4.0 beta.

If you run the “browser.exe” from command line, you get the following message: “the system cannot execute the specified program”.

On a semi-clean Windows 7 (64bit) installation, last MSDN DVD distribution, works fine… with no addons or patches.

(Vista? I have not tried)

I solved it installing CRunTime update from MS VC 2005 redist… link above.

Is MS VC Redist even a requirement for the SDK installation?? I don’t remember seeing that in the requirements.

Only Redistributable Package ATL Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1… released in date (7/28/2009)… only 8 MByte for two packages… not full VC 2005 redist :)

Here files affected: KB973544

Same trouble, I had, with new OpenCL browser.

Perhaps, I say perhaps, with Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 already installed on Xp, the OpenCL setup does not update the mentioned files?