Code  80041014 – Component failed to initialize

Troubleshooting Code 80041014 – Component failed to initialize

Introduction to Code 80041014

Error code, 80041014 occurs when you execute a VBScript connecting to WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation).  It means that COM cannot locate a provider referenced in the schema. A wild guess, crucial DLLs have been accidentally de-registered from your machine.

The Symptoms You Get

The script does not manipulate the WMI object as you had hoped, instead you get a Windows Script Host error message.

The Cause of Code 80041014

It means that COM cannot locate a provider referenced in the schema. In practical terms it means that the files used by WMI have been deleted or become corrupt.

The Solutions

You need to re-register all the .DLL and .EXE files needed for WMI.

From the CMD prompt, navigate to the %windir%\System32\Wbem directory.
Type the following at the command prompt and then press ENTER:

for %i in (*.dll) do RegSvr32 -s %i

After the .DLLs have been re-registered you will then need to re-register any .EXE files found in the Wbem folder, except for Mofcomp.exe and Wmic.exe. For example, to re-register the executable file Scrcons.exe type the following from the command prompt:

regsvr32 -s scrcons.exe


Example of Error Code 80041014 Script

No examples at present.

Seven General Troubleshooting Strategies for 800 Errors

  1. Golden Rule – Break Your Script into Sections

  2. Play the Numbers Game

  3. Try a Walk-Through

  4. If You Are Still Stuck Try a Parallel Approach

  5. Change of Scenery

  6. Avoid ‘Over-think’

  7. Find a Sounding Board


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