Solved

mmc could not create the snap-in

Posted on 2010-11-09
6
1,437 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I bought a laptop and it had Vista. I installed Windows 7. Everything's been fine for a long time. I needed space on the Vista partition and deleted the files. Everything was fine until I tried to view my Event Viewer because the Stardock Impulse no longer worked, but the event viewer gave this error:

mmc could not create the snap-in

I did all this to put some of my music on the partition and hooked up my external hard drive...it would not mount. I tried some other external devices and they too no longer work.

I've run SFC /SCANNOW - no problems found.

I've uninstalled all .Net and reinstalled 1.1, 3.5, and 4.0, no change (1.1 SP1 wouldn't run, nor 2.0)

I've compared my system with another Windows 7 machine and not much difference in files. I'm at a loss now, and am ready to reinstall Windows 7, but don't want to reinstall my files and programs.

What surprises me is the variety of failures. I have MS Security and Norton's. I've NEVER had a virus (Thank the Lord) and nothing is detected. Any suggestions?
0
Comment
Question by:Abdicate
  • 4
6 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:Abdicate
ID: 34099177
Oh yea...Office 2010, the auto correct works, but when I put an animotion, the :) no longer changes to the smiley face, but a square box. So far, nothing else has changed.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:ken2421
ID: 34099268
Abdicate,
I have never had luck once I have removed and reinstalled .Net. I am not a programmer and I suspect they could tell me why but that seems to add to my troubles.

I have only seen what I think you describe once. It sounds like you are running 2 antivirus programs. That would be the first thing I would change. Second I would scan with Malwarebytes. http://www.malewarebytes.org and see what that came up with.

Short of malware I am thinking I would go after the fresh install. I hate the time but I love the performance.

HTH,
Ken
0
 

Expert Comment

by:bhgewilson
ID: 34104872
I am having the same problem without a solution.  Does anyone know?
0
The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

 

Author Comment

by:Abdicate
ID: 34114187
No, only MS Security. Even Reg Mechanic can't find anything wrong. I've attached the screen shot.

Abdicate-368611.flv
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Abdicate earned 0 total points
ID: 34125843
I surrendered for an upgrade install - it worked and I got to keep all my installs and accounts.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Abdicate
ID: 34153392
I don't think this should be asked if you answered your own question.
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

You may have a outside contractor who comes in once a week or seasonal to do some work in your office but you only want to give him access to the programs and files he needs and keep privet all other documents and programs, can you do this on a loca…
When you try to extract and to view the contents of a Microsoft Update Standalone Package (MSU) for Windows Vista, you cannot extract the files from the MSU. Here we are going to explain how to extract those hotfix details without using any third pa…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a introduction in two parts how to utilize Windows Live Movie Maker to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7 operating system.
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…

756 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question