Windows message with the description “Error 996”
can be many events which may have resulted in the system files errors.
An incomplete installation, an incomplete uninstall, improper deletion
of applications or hardware. It can also be caused if your computer is
recovered from a virus or adware/spyware attack or by an improper
shutdown of the computer. All the above activities may result in the
deletion or corruption of the entries in the windows registry. This
corrupted registry will lead to the missing and wrongly linked
information and files needed for the proper working of the application.