Fix MMC Could Not Create Snap-In Error – Windows 10/11 Viewer Event

In this article, I will discuss how to fix the MMC could not create snap-in error in Windows 10/11 Event Viewer.

Enable Microsoft .NET Framework

Microsoft .NET Framework installation screen

1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.

2. Type “appwiz.cpl” and hit Enter to open the Programs and Features window.

3. In the Programs and Features window, click on “Turn Windows features on or off” on the left-hand side.

4. Look for “.NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)” and “.NET Framework 4.8 Advanced Services” in the list.

5. Check the boxes next to these options and click “OK” to enable them.

6. Windows will now install the necessary components to enable Microsoft .NET Framework on your system.

7. Once the installation is complete, restart your computer.

8. After restarting, check if the issue with MMC Could Not Create Snap-In Error has been resolved.

By enabling Microsoft .NET Framework, you can ensure that the necessary components are in place for various Windows applications to function correctly. This can help resolve errors such as the MMC Could Not Create Snap-In Error in Windows 10/11 Viewer Event.

Modify and Tweak Windows Registry

To fix the “MMC could not create snap-in” error in Windows 10/11, you can modify the Windows Registry. First, open the Registry Editor by pressing Windows key + R, typing “regedit“, and hitting Enter. Navigate to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MMC\SnapIns” in the registry editor.

Next, locate the CLSID key associated with the snap-in that is causing the error. You can identify the correct key by checking the error message for the snap-in’s name. Once you find the correct CLSID key, right-click on it and select “Delete” to remove it from the registry.

After deleting the problematic snap-in’s CLSID key, restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This should resolve the “MMC could not create snap-in” error in Windows 10/11.

It’s important to note that modifying the Windows Registry can have unintended consequences if not done correctly. Make sure to back up your registry before making any changes and proceed with caution.

Rename the MMC.exe File

  • Rename the MMC.exe file located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder to MMC.old.
  • Press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog box.
  • Type services.msc and press Enter to open the Services window.
  • Locate the Windows Management Instrumentation service in the list.
  • Right-click on the service and select Restart to restart the service.
  • Try opening the Event Viewer again to see if the issue is resolved.

Use System and File Scans

To fix the “MMC Could Not Create Snap-In Error” in Windows 10/11 Viewer Event, start by conducting system and file scans to identify any potential issues. Use the System File Checker tool to scan and repair any corrupted system files that may be causing the error.

After running the System File Checker, perform a full scan of your computer using a reliable antivirus software to check for any malware or viruses that could be interfering with the Microsoft Management Console.

If the error persists, try resetting the Microsoft Management Console settings to their default configuration by using the command-line interface. Open the Command Prompt as an administrator and type “mmc /resetuserdata” to reset the MMC settings.

Additionally, check for any recent software installations or updates that may have caused the error. Uninstall any recently installed software or updates that could be conflicting with the MMC.

Finally, restart your computer after completing these steps to apply the changes and see if the error has been resolved. If the issue persists, consider seeking further assistance from a professional technician or Microsoft support.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you fix MMC has detected an error in a snap-in?

To fix MMC has detected an error in a snap-in, you can try running DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth in Command Prompt as an administrator. Additionally, reinstalling the specific snap-in that is causing the issue may help by uninstalling and then reinstalling the related feature.

How do I add snap-in Event Viewer?

To add the snap-in Event Viewer, you can run Event Viewer in Microsoft Management Console. From the main menu, select File->Add/Remove snap-in and choose Event Viewer. Click the Add button, select the computer (e.g. local computer), and press OK. Finally, click OK in the Add or Remove snap-in dialog.

How do you fix MMC could not create the snap-in Windows 10?

To fix “MMC could not create the snap-in” error in Windows 10, you can try renaming the MMC.exe file, reinstalling Microsoft C++ Redistributable, enabling or turning on MMC, running SFC/DISM scans, and fixing the Windows Registry.

How do I fix MMC error?

To fix MMC errors, you can perform a “Check Disk” scan, scan and fix corrupted system files, run the hardware and devices troubleshooter, update or remove corrupted third-party programs, fix the Microsoft Visual programs, use a system restore point, or reset your Windows device.

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