Topic: You receive an error message 'Magnification Error Code 7' and SuperNova fails to magnify the screen on a Windows 8 PC.

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Applies to: SuperNova Magnifier, SuperNova Magnifier & Screen Reader, SuperNova Magnifier & Speech

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Supernova starts with an error informing you that the Magnification Engine Failed to Start and quotes Error 7


To resolve this issue take the following steps:

1. Press WINDOWS KEY+E to open windows explorer
2. From the list of available drives, navigate into OS C:
3. ARROW DOWN to "Program Files (x86)" and press ENTER.
4. ARROW DOWN to "Dolphin and press ENTER.
5. ARROW DOWN to the folder relating to your supernova installation, for example "SnovaSuite1354" and press ENTER
6. ARROW DOWN to the file called "dolcompinst.exe" and press ENTER
7. After a few moments, restart the PC and the issue should now be resolved.

A reinstall of the software should also resolve this issue.


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