A snap-in error is a very common type of Windows error, more prevalent on Win7 and W2008. However, it can also pop up on other Windows versions. MMC is a tool provided by Microsoft for managing & configuring the management console of the OS. The mmc.exe command helps users manage snap-in programs, which can be run by running the mmc.exe command.
MMC is a console that provides access to programs that you can put into it and then execute them. It’s like a container, but instead of storing Windows programs, it stores different programs on Windows.
Snap-ins are different to other consoles in that they are specific to Windows 8. When you take Windows 8, as an example, the snap-ins include an event viewer, a device manager, disc management, and more. In general, all of them are to be considered as snap-in applications.
If the particular feature or portal is not working, a user will end up with an error message popping up on the screen indicating the broken configuration registry. This will lead to snap-in initialization to fail and hence cause an error.
The following is a solution to this error:
Fix 1: Modify the registry
Since the leading cause is from the registry, that’s where the troubleshooting begins. Let’s take a look at the procedure:
- To open the Run dialog, press the Windows + R keys together.
- Type “Regedit” in the dialogue box and press enter or click Ok
- Open the registry using any method applicable to you, such as using the Command Prompt (which is applicable for Windows) or going through the settings on your device.
- When you open the Windows Registry Editor, click on HKEY LOCAL MACHINE which is located in the left pane.
- Ensure you select “SOFTWARE” from the list of options. You’ll then see “Microsoft” in that same list. Select that option to proceed.
- We recommend clicking on “MMC” to visit their website.
- To find your error message, follow these steps: Locate the “SnapIns” option and click on it. Inside “SnapIns” you’ll see multiple keys having the prefix “CLSID”. Inside the error message you receive, CLSID is mentioned along with some values or keys. You need to select the key that corresponds to your error message.
- Right-click on the CLSID option that’s similar to your error message and select “Export”.
- After exporting it, you should now delete it. You should confirm the pop up that shows up and proceed with deleting this registry file.
- Close all windows and restart your PC.
Within no time, the mmc could not create the snap-in error will be fixed.
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