MMC: Failed to create empty document

Posted: 07-30-2004, 07:49 PM
Hi:

What is the solution to the message, "Failed to create
empty document" when trying to run MMC or do a defrag.
WinXP Pro. The user is a local admin & the environment
variables point to a valid temp directory with plenty of
free space.

Thanks,
Chris

MMC: Failed to create empty document


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Re: Failed to create empty document
Posted: 08-01-2004, 04:44 PM
| "Chris Ryan" http://www.microsoft.com/communities/privacy.mspx
| wrote in message news:76c101c4766e$48089a60$a401280a@phx.gbl
| What is the solution to the message, "Failed to create
| empty document" when trying to run MMC or do a defrag.
| WinXP Pro. The user is a local admin & the environment
| variables point to a valid temp directory with plenty of
| free space.

According to "Greg Hayes/Raxco Software", this message can
indicate that a registry key required by the application is
corrupt or missing. For reference see the following Google
Groups archived newsgroup post:

----- Begin Original Message -----
From: "Greg Hayes/Raxco Software" <ghayes@i-hate-spam@raxco.com>
Subject: Re: Defrag dilemma
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 09:59:21 -0500
Message-ID: news:<#w77Y3txCHA.2288@TK2MSFTNGP09>
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain
Google Groups Link to archived newsgroup post:
http://groups.google.com/groups?&as_...8@TK2MSFTNGP09

This message can indicate that a registry key required by the
application is corrupt or missing.

Did you run any sort of "registry cleaner" on this system? Do
you have any restore points to restore to and see if it resolves?

----- End Original Message ----- .

And as for the registry keys to check, Kelly Theriot MS-MVP(DTS)
has published a *.reg file that restores the Disk Defragmenter
(dfrg.msc) registry keys. For more information see the following
Web Site:

Troubleshooting Windows XP, Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
291. Restore Defrag Snap-In


 
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