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Getting quick pop up with registry error while installing

I installed MFC-240C machine for the first time and was able to use it for few days. Then my computer gets terribly slow. I am running Windows XP home edition. When I try to reboot I get the back screen before windows logo for about 3 minutes. Nothing helps with the slowless and I had to reformat and reinsall windows. After reinstalling windows I cannot install the driver again. At the point it get to writing registry a quick pop up appears. I cannot read the message in the pop up because it closes within a second. Then the setup status goes upto 66% stops there. Please help.Thank you in advance.

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Re: Getting quick pop up with registry error while...

First you start your computer in safe mode then choose the login name as administrator then click on run and type msconfig and press enter on window will open call system configuration utility select startup tab then click on disable all the it will promt you to restart just restart and see .

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Brother mfc-430w printer install problems vista

Start > Accessories > Command Prompt


Start > Run > type "cmd.exe" (without quotes) and click OK

In the black window that opens, type "sfc /scannow" (without quotes) and
press Enter. Have your Windows XP CD handy.

If you don't have a WinXP CD, see:

Jan 04, 2012 | Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Using Windows 7, Trying to install printer, Brother MFC-240C. When computer starts or restarts Small window reads: Failed to start the ControlCenter. The required registry information is missing. Please...

After doing a bit of reading, it seems the Brother MFC-240C model is discontinued. I didn't see any support for windows 7, so what we can try is changing the compatibility.

1) Uninstal the suite/drivers, then restart your computer.
2) Reinstall the suite/drivers and restart your computer once again.
3)Look for BrCtrCen.exe in the directory of where ever the suite is installed.
Should be either
C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\ControlCenter3\BrCtrCen.exe (for 65 bit windows)
C:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter3\BrCtrCen.exe (For 32 bit windows)
4) Right click BrCtrCen.exe, go to compatibility options and set the compatibility to vista.

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Mar 28, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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Getting error code 46. how do i fix it?

Brothers are a real pain. I had to re-install them several times but you can try a registry cleaner such as ccleaner free on filehippo.

Nov 02, 2010 | Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have a new LC61 and just replaced the blk

Leave the machine on with ink installed, unplug power for a few seconds and then plug in while you hold the stop button for a few seconds. Should clear the error for you, if not you may need a new ink sensor board.

Jan 08, 2010 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

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NO CARTRIDGE message when new cartridge installed

Make sure there is ink in all cartridges and unplug the machine. Plug it back in while you hold the stop key and it should clear the error.

Nov 23, 2009 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

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Brother MFC 240C has error message ''NO BLACK CARTRIDGE'' even though new cartridge is installed.

I learned this one from a Brother tech, and it usually works:
  1. Put your machine where you can easily reach the power plug.
  2. Lay a few layers of paper on the desk beside it to protect the desk from ink.
  3. With the machine plugged in, remove all four inks. Stand them upright on those papers you laid down.
  4. Close the top.
  5. Unplug the machine and wait 15 seconds before plugging it back in.
  6. Of course, the machine will complain that there is no ink installed. It should tell you which color it want you to install first. Raise the top and install all inks, in the order it asks.
  7. Lower the top when all the inks are in, and the machine should return to normal.
These machines detect ink by shining a light through a clear rib in the cartridge. What you've done resets the machine's threshold between light and dark, so it recognizes full cartridges again.
If it doesn't work, try it once more, and you might still get lucky. otherwise, you may have a defective cartridge, or you may need a new main board$$$.

Nov 08, 2009 | Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Sep 17, 2009 | Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Mfc-240c reading offline and empty black

Regarding your problem: If one of the color ink cartidges is out of ink, the MFC 240C printer will not operate when you only install a black ink cartidge. It requires that all four catridges have ink available in them for it to function. When you examine a cartridge it may appear that it has a little ink in it when you get message that the cartridges needs to be replaced because a little ink remains to prevent the print head from drying out.

Sep 24, 2008 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

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Error 46

Getting error 46 means waistinktank filled up.

You need a new waistinktank.

Im not sure if you can get one at a service partner (see brother homepage of your country). Ask for it. If your machine is still in warranty they will do the job for free.

BTW: You must have run a lot of cleaning cycles! Is it because you run generic ink? The waist ink tank of the lc51 carts last at least 3 years at normal office condition.

Nov 28, 2007 | Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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