Windows 7 is way better than any previous versions. Most of the error you encounter using Windows 7 is during the installation. Lets have a quick look.
Installation Error Codes
Error “8E5E03fa” and “80246007″ are common errors that occur particularly during an update. You have to try a no-charge call to the Support for this and similar issues.You can get valuable information from this site.
Windows Protection errors:
When you start Windows, you see an error message(Where device name describes the device you are using e.g. Printer): ”While initializing device device name Windows protection” or when you shut down the Computer you may see “Windows protection error”.
Follow these steps-:
- Start your computer in safe mode.
- Boot the computer from an Emergency Boot Risk.
- At the “c:” prompt, type scanreg/restore and “Enter”
Select the previous registry you want to restore then press “Enter” (A properly working registry must have the word “Started” next to the date).
After receiving the notification that the registry is restarted properly, “Enter” to restart your Computer.
Windows Update Error 646
During the installation of the updates for MS Office (using Windows Update or Microsoft Update), you may see this message. The message is generated by Windows installer and it indicates that Windows Installer have encountered a problem.
To solve this problem, you have to verify the value of the AppData key in the registry(According to your Operating system).
- Start>Search box and type “regedit”.
- In “Program list”, right click Regedit.exe, then click “Run as administrator”.
- Locate and click the following registry subkey: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
- Locate “AppData” in the details pane of Registry Editor (The value of this key should be: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming).
- If the above value is not set, right click “modify” and change the value to: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming
- Close Registry Editor.
- Try to install the update again.
Other Common Windows Errors
1. Windows “Error 5″
The error “System error 5 has occured” may occurred while you are running “Net View” or “Net Time” or both.
Follow these steps:
- Verify the correct permissions on the remote host. (by typing GPResult.exe in command tool.)
- Open the necessary ports on remote computer.
- Verify that the account is active and connected to domain.
2. Windows Error 193
It occurs during the installation or after it. It indicates the corruption or missing of some files.
Follow these steps:
- Open a command window as administrator.
- Click Start>All Programmes>Accessories.
- Right click on the “Command Prompt”.
- Go to draw down Menu and click “Run as adminstrator”
- You will be asked for authorization (your User Account control mustn’t be disabled).
- Click “Continue” after inserting the password (if asked).
- Start the System File Checker.
- Type “sfc /scannow” in the Command Prompt and “Enter”.
- You will see the system scan will begin.
(The scan may take some time and Windows will repair or replace the corrupt of missing files. It will ask you to insert your Windows DVD. Close the Command Prompt when the job is done.)
3. Windows Error 1326
You see this error when trying to download the SR-1 update package for MS Office for updates. The error occurs because of the damaged Registry keys or missing/corrupt settings.
Re-run the SR-1 update:
- Click Start>Run
- Type “source path\setup.exe/L2/v”
- You will see “VERBOSE” on the first line of text.
- Open the Windows Installer Log file by using WordPad and search for Return Value 3.
- Back up the required lines in the log file to the line that contains the “Problem” file.
- Copy the files listed in the following table from your office 2000 CD into the specified location on your Hard Disk.
- Re-run the SR-1 updates with verbose logging enabled.
4. Windows Error 2
This error occurs normally during the computer updates.
Just restart your Computer and try to install the language pack again and do not interrupt or cancel during the installation. Also check and update any out dated drivers and repair Computer Registry (as described above in the article).
5. Windows Error 126
This error is an application runtime error. It happens when some application on your tries to retrieve information from DLL file but the concerned DLL file no longer exists.
Restore the deleted DLL file by double clicking Recyle Bin icon on the Desktop, right clicking the name of the file specified in the error and selecting the “Restore” option. This will surely fix the “Error 126″