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Microsoft Help and support center doesn't workII

by lady pink / May 3, 2006 9:30 AM PDT

I'm running Windows Me and I keep getting this message when I try openning Help and Support the initialization
of the help center failed error number 2147143679. How do I correct or resolve this problem

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Microsoft seems to list that one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 3, 2006 11:47 AM PDT
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Re: ''Error Message: The Initialization of the Help Center.
by Jeannie13 / June 29, 2006 3:30 AM PDT

I had been working on Windows Me problems.
This was just the last one of many, that MS could help with. So, I was looking for help and read your post.
I would like to say thanks to you for all the help and insight. I did what you said and it worked.
Thanks again for the forum.

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The initialisation of the Help Center Failed
by BAHNERTH / July 17, 2006 2:21 AM PDT

Many thanks.

I too had exactly the same problem as lady pink but, since I rarely use help, didn't know how long ago it went wrong. I looked up any relevant MS articles and found the one to which you referred, ie number 274736 but although this referred to the correct error message: ''The Initialization of the Help Center Failed'', the error number was different, ie 2147024893 instead of 2147143679 which is what lady pink and I both got. Nevertheless I did try the routine given in that article but, unfortunately, it didn't work.

I then searched Google and discovered the message from lady pink and your reply. Although your first link wasn't of any use to me, your second link lead to the MS downloads from which I installed the MDAC 2.8 SP1 components. I wasn't sure what they were supposed to do but, since you had pointed to this download, I thought I would give them a try and it did the trick!

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Those that help themselves....
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2006 2:36 AM PDT

Also help others.

Thanks for the reply and how you cured it.


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helping a friend with winme
by Marianna Schmudlach / July 18, 2006 4:28 AM PDT
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(NT) Yes, worked for my brother too
by CDB68 / July 18, 2006 4:31 AM PDT
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