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What is Error 1706 and How to Prevent this Error Message

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By : Brian Williams    19 or more times read
Submitted 2008-06-27 00:00:00
Error 1706 gives you the message that setup can not find the required files, and this can be aggravating. This error message is usually the result of an incorrect path in your file or system configuration, and the registry should be edited to correct this problem. This can be caused if you are installing a media package from media which is removable, like a DVD or CD, and the file is not located on the root folder of the media. The installer for the package may need to query the source, and the source can not be found. Other issues can also cause Error 1706 messages.

There are some steps you can take to eliminate the messages saying error 1706, and these steps will also help your computer perform better and run faster than before, in addition to the security benefits these steps provide. Anti virus software should be installed and used on a daily basis. Some electronic infections, such as a worm or virus, can crash your computer, and may even cause actual damage to your disk or other components. Updating the virus definitions when available, and scanning your computer for viruses every day, may help get rid of error 1706.

Ways To Stop Error 1706 Messages

Remove any programs and applications you do not use on your computer. Not only do these programs take up space on your drive, they also clog up the computer, making it take more time to find the files needed for a program, and running it. Removing all programs which are not needed or used regularly can help stop some of the error 1706 messages from appearing, by making files much less condensed, and with plenty of space left on your drive. All of us have probably downloaded games or music at some time, possibly years ago, and if you do not use these programs it is a good idea to remove them from your system.

Spyware programs are a big contributor to error messages on your computer, and these secret programs will also affect the performance and speed of your machine. Many of these software programs actually have the ability to download and install other programs, without asking the user or even telling them about this activity. This can be a big concern, because one spyware program can lead to twenty in less than a day, and before you know it your six month old can crawl faster than your computer will function. An anti spyware program is a good idea, not just to stop error 1706 messages but also to protect the security of your system.

The best way to prevent error 1706 messages, and keep them from coming back, is to use a registry cleaner. Editing the registry manually is just not an option for most of us users, and unless you have the computer knowledge of Bill Gates you should never attempt to manually edit the registry. Registry cleaners are software programs which were specifically developed to clean out the Windows registry safely and conveniently, greatly reducing the risks of any mistakes or system damage.
Author Resource:- Brian Williams is a self-confessed PC fiddler dedicated to 'spreading the word' when it comes to fixing PC errors and helping people make the most use of their PCs. For FREE ACCESS to more PC tips n' tricks, just visit his PC Optimization blog.
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