Microsoft Management Console Unable to Create New Document [FIX]

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Windows users reportedly are unable to open the Device Manager, Disk Management tool and other programs on their system due to the Unable to create new document error.

The full error reads Microsoft Management Console; Unable to create new document. whenever the user tries to access their computer properties or settings.


What can I do if Microsoft Management Console fails to create a new document? The first thing you can try is run the System File Checker utility. That should deal with an obvious system corruption that’s at hand. In case the problem re-appears, consider checking your User Profile for corrupted files.

Read the detailed instructions below.

Fix Microsoft Management Console Unable to create new document

  1. Run System File Checker
  2. Check User Profile for Corrupted Files
  3. Reset Windows Without Deleting Personal Files

1. Run System File Checker

Windows OS comes with a built-in command line based file checker tool that scans all the protected system files and replaces corrupted files with a fresh copy of the system files. You can run the System File Checker tool to fix this error. Follow these steps do the same.

  1. Press Windows Key + R, to open Run.
  2. Type cmd in the Run box and click OK to open the Command Prompt.
  3. In the Command Prompt, type the following command and hit enter.
    sfc /scannow
  4. System File Checker will scan the system for any corrupted files and fixes them if required.
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  5. Restart your computer and check for any improvements.

2. Check User Profile for Corrupted Files

At times, the problem may have only affected your current user profile. It happens that some files might get corrupted for a specific user profile. You can log in to an alternate user account to see if the error is user specific.

Note: To test this method, you must have an alternate user account created first. If you don’t have an alternate user account, here is how to create one.

  1. Type Cmd in the Cortana/Search bar.
  2. Right-click on the “Command Prompt” and select “Run as Administrator“.Windows 10 - Create New user- Command prompt
  3. In the Command Prompt, type the following command and hit enter.
    Net user test /add
  4. You should see “The command completed successfully” message upon successful completion.

Close the Command Prompt window and login with the newly created user account. Here is how to do it.

  1. Press “Windows Key + L” to lock the screen.
  2. Click on your alternate user account and sign in.

Try to open the settings or program that was giving the error. If the error does not appear, you may have to create a new user profile with admin access as the error is with your user profile.

3. Reset Windows Without Deleting Personal Files

If the issue persists, it is possible that some system files are corrupted and preventing the system from accessing the programs and settings. To repair the issue you can reset the PC without deleting your personal files. Although, this will remove all installed apps but will not delete your personal files.

  1. Click on Start and select Settings.
  2. Click on Update and Security.
  3. Click on the Recovery tab.
    Reset Windwos 10 PC - Get Started
  4. Under “Reset this PC” section, click on “Get Started” button.
    Reset this PC - Choose an Option - Keep My Files
  5. Under “Choose an option” click on “Keep my files“.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions and Windows will reinstall the OS without affecting your personal files.

After the reboot, check if the error is resolved. If not, you may have to completely reset the PC and remove everything including your personal files.

Before factory resetting your PC, make sure you take a backup of your personal data. Once the backup is created, proceed with the following steps to reset the PC again.


You would also require a Windows installation disc or a bootable Windows 10 flash drive to reinstall the OS.

Insert the Bootable media drive into your PC and reboot your System. Follow the on-screen instructions to format the drive and clean install Windows 10.
Windows 10 - Fresh - Clean Install tool
You can also use the Windows 10 clean install tool to do the same. Although, it requires a stable internet connection to download the Windows ISO (up to 3GB in size).

Download and run the tool. Follow the on-screen instructions to Clean Install Windows 10.


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