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Report • #3 probfixer December 30, 2009 at 09:00:46 You`ll need XP CD to install / repair XP....those floppy disks are only an alternative in case if your BIOS doesn`t support as i have a copy of xp pro and it comes up with a error that i skip past and it still loads ok ? Keeping track of when and where your 4096 error occurs is a critical piece of information in troubleshooting the problem. You will be prompted with a permission dialog box. http://introbuilder.net/windows-error/windows-error-code-4096.php

It's best to fix it at once because otherwise, continued corruption will just lead to other problems like blue screens and system crashes. Type "command" in the search box... Fortunately, there's a way around the problem. Any more advice would be appreciated. http://www.personalcomputerfixes.com/general-errors/error-4096-repair-%E2%80%93-how-to-repair-the-4096-error-on-windows/

Windows Installer) under the list of Currently Installed Programs. Please Note: Click the [ ] image to expand the troubleshooting instructions for each step below. Incorrectly editing your registry can stop your PC from functioning and create irreversible damage to your operating system. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

Right-Click to bring up the Start Context Menu. Because of this risk, we highly recommend using a trusted registry cleaner such as WinThruster (Developed by Microsoft Gold Certified Partner) to scan and repair any Error 4096-related registry problems. In the File Name box, type a name for your backup file, such as "Windows Installer Backup". Click Control Panel.

We are grateful for any donations, large and small! © 2016 Personal Computer Fixes. Your cache administrator is webmaster. All Rights ReservedAd Choices The information on Computing.Net is the opinions of its users. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-update/error-code-4096-file-is-missing-or-corrupt-windows/1863e735-6c8c-4f59-90ee-9af9cc5de8e8 Caution: Unless you an advanced PC user, we DO NOT recommend editing the Windows registry manually.

DO NOT hit ENTER yet! Causes of Error 4096 Corrupt download or incomplete installation of Windows Installer software. You can easily compare your performance to similarly configured machines using Futuremark's ORB database. A black box will open with a blinking cursor.

Runtime Errors such as “Error 4096” can be caused by a variety of factors, so it is important that you troubleshoot each of the possible causes to prevent it from recurring. The next steps in manually editing your registry will not be discussed in this article due to the high risk of damaging your system. Step 3: Clean Out Your System Junk (Temporary Files and Folders) With Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr) Over time, your computer accumulates junk files from normal web surfing and computer use. A black box will open with a blinking cursor.

Step 3 - Clean Registry Download This Registry Cleaner Cleaning the registry will also be extremely helpful in solving the error 4096 problem. System Restore can return your PC's system files and programs back to a time when everything was working fine. Drivers can work one day, and suddenly stop working the next day, for a variety of reasons. Click Here To Download A Free Scan

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Furthermore, a clean install of Windows will also quickly clean out any and all "junk" that has accumulated over the normal usage of your computer. Please contact your Network Administrator if you believe this to be the case. Tip: Although Disk Cleanup is a wonderful built-in tool, it will not completely clean up all of the temporary files on your computer. While it may seem to be a daunting and tedious task, replacing the hard drive is not that difficult, so long as you understand the procedures involved.

You will be prompted with a permission dialog box. User Name Remember Me? i had a similar problem on an Early Via p4 mobo gamergirl (#9) Lothar Newbie Videocard: Point of View 7600GT Stock Processor: Amd Athlon 64 3200+ Venice

In most cases, the "Temporary Files" category will occupy the most disk space.

Type "command" in the search box... Lothar View Public Profile Find all posts by Lothar (#7) Infested Nexus Ancient Guru Videocard: AMD Radeon HD 8850M Processor: Intel Core i5-4210U Mainboard: Latitude 3540 Memory: 1x4096MB These troubleshooting steps get progressively more difficult and time consuming, so we strongly recommend attempting them in ascending order to avoid unnecessary time and effort. Your cache administrator is webmaster.

Check the boxes of the categories you want to clean and click OK. Compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 Symptoms of Error 4096 "Error 4096" appears and crashes the active program window. If that is the case, then it is likely you will need to replace the associated hardware causing the 4096 error. Locate Windows Install Error Code 4096-associated program (eg.

Sometimes resolving your Runtime Errors problems may be as simple as updating Windows with the latest Service Pack or other patch that Microsoft releases on an ongoing basis. Windows runs sluggishly and responds slowly to mouse or keyboard input. Step 9: Perform a Clean Installation of Windows Caution: We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve Error 4096 problems. Click Yes.

Please Note: Using System Restore will not affect your documents, pictures, or other data. To use System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10): Click the Start button. Maintaining a driver backup provides you with the security of knowing that you can rollback any driver to a previous version if necessary. To check for Windows Updates (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10): Click the Start button.

Windows Installer), reinstall the program according to the Microsoft Corporation instructions.