Samsung 840 SSD Program issue

I am trying to install Samsung Magician and keep get and error, see attachment link. I am a network/computer guy for a living so I have verified that the WMI service is running and I even went to the point of stopping services and renaming the repository directory and restarting everything. No luck. Anyone ever see this and have a solution? I can't even update firmware until Samsung Magician is installed.

Error message link:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/9683271/Photos/Capture.JPG
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  1. Watch this YouTube link for instructions on enabling WMI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgsHfc-4TUE
  2. Dereck47 said:
    Watch this YouTube link for instructions on enabling WMI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgsHfc-4TUE


    With all due respect Dereck, I'm a computer guy for a living, I stated in my original thread I already validated that the service is running and even went to the level of recreating the repository. This issue is beyond that basic function.
  3. Sorry! If I would have read your post thoroughly I would have seen that you already did what I suggested! :)
  4. I am having the same issue. Tried calling Samsung this evening, but they said to call back between 9am - 6pm (timezone?).

    I just purchased a Lenovo W520 and read a good set of posts regarding this issue here:

    http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Cannot-install-Samsung-Magician-4-0-for-SSD-on-W520/m-p/1043181

    Although none of these suggestions helped me, perhaps one of these suggestions may help others.
  5. Which Version? 4.0 or 3.2?
  6. Both I have tried. Neither one will install.
  7. mattpaler said:
    I am trying to install Samsung Magician and keep get and error, see attachment link. I am a network/computer guy for a living so I have verified that the WMI service is running and I even went to the point of stopping services and renaming the repository directory and restarting everything. No luck. Anyone ever see this and have a solution? I can't even update firmware until Samsung Magician is installed.

    Error message link:

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/9683271/Photos/Capture.JPG


    I get the same error when I try to install version 4.0. When I try install the 3.2 version, I get the following message:

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/21862473/samsung840_3.2error.jpg
  8. Just got off the phone after a lengthy call with Samsung support. They are recommending that you run the 3.2 version of software magician which can be found here:

    http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/MZ-7PD512BW

    The trick to getting around this issue is to run the executable in XP SP3 compatibility mode. To do this:

    1) right click the executable and select Properties
    2) select the Compatibility tab
    3) click the checkbox marked Run this program in compatibility mode for:
    4) in the dropdown box, select Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
    5) click Apply
    6) click OK
    7) run the setup program as administrator

    When I followed these steps, I finally got it installed. BTW, Norton Ghost is no longer available to do cloning, but Samsung has software that will do this here:

    http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/samsungssd/downloads.html

    Just download the version from the Samsung Data Migration Software section.
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