“Failed to open the file” Error in Snipping Tool or Snip & Sketch App

snip failed to open the file

When you use the Snipping Tool to screenshot the screen or a window, the snip may be copied to the clipboard but the Snipping Tool can’t open the image. The following error appears after taking a screenshot: Snipping Tool Failed to open the file. On Windows 10, the Snip & Sketch tool may throw the … Read more

Error 0x80070643 Installing KB5007651 (Update for Windows Security platform)

kb5007651 error 80070643

Windows 11 users are seeing the error 0x80070643 (“Fatal error during installation”) when installing KB5007651 (Update for Windows Security platform) via Windows Update. Here’s the error message verbatim: Updates failed Update for Windows Security platform – KB5007651 (Version 1.0.2109.27002) Install error – 0x80070643 [Fix] Error 0x80070643 Installing KB5007651 Many users have indicated that the following … Read more

Media Creation Tool Error 0x80072F8F – 0x20000 in Windows 7/8

media creation tool error 0x80072F8F

When you attempt to upgrade to Windows 10 from a Windows 7/8 computer using Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool, the error 0x80072F8F - 0x20000 may appear. The full error message verbatim is below:

There was a problem running this tool

We're not sure what happened, but we're unable to run this tool on your PC. If you continue experiencing problems, reference the error code when contacting customer support. Error code: 0x80072F8F - 0x20000

media creation tool error 0x80072F8F

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[Fix] COMDLG32.OCX Missing or Dependencies not Registered

comdlg32.ocx error 339 missing

The comdlg32.ocx module is used in old/classic Visual Basic applications. This ActiveX control is responsible for the functionality of common dialog boxes in your VB application. Common dialog boxes include the Open and Save As file dialog boxes; the Find and Replace editing dialog boxes; the Print, Print Setup, Page Setup printing dialog boxes, etc.

When you attempt to run a program created using Visual Basic 6.0 on a Windows 11/10 computer, one of the following errors may occur:
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Fix: MRT.exe Blocked by System Administrator

mrt blocked by administrator

When you attempt to run the MRT.exe or the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) on your Windows computer, the following error may appear:

This app has been blocked by your system administrator.

Contact your system administrator for more info.

mrt blocked by administrator

MSRT is a tool to remove infections from the computer. This tool scans for a specific, prevalent malicious software, which amounts to a small subset of all the malicious software that exists today. If MRT or MSRT is blocked, then it could be the handiwork of some malware (or in the aftermath of malware removal) on the computer.

If some policy settings are blocking MRT.exe from running, this article will tell you how to remove those policies and enable MRT.

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