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.
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.
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
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