Error 740 typically occurs when the end user attempts to run an application on Windows Vista / 7/8 or 10 systems. This error is primarily due to the fact that the application itself has been configured to “Run as Administrator”, which means that your user profile does not have the required administrator privileges to run the application or that the system has restricted the account.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 use a security metric setting called User Account Control. With different levels of permissions, problems can occur when you try to run software applications as a normal “user” instead of an “administrator” at the system level. Specific actions by a “user” will cause User Account Control to display a dialog message, which will allow you to elevate your level of Windows permissions as an administrator.
A number of symptoms commonly associated with this error are:
- Error 740 is displayed, which closes the current program.
- When you try to run a specific application, it crashes frequently while in use.
- The operating system runs very slowly and takes a long time to respond to keyboard and mouse input.
- The computer sometimes freezes for a few seconds in some cases
- A virus has infected your system and corrupted important files or system applications.
- The Windows registry has been corrupted due to a recent installation or uninstallation of a program.
- The Windows operating system did not install correctly.
- The program has knowingly or unknowingly deleted a file that is part of another program.
Solution 1. Simply click on the application icon and select Run as administrator. Most of the time, this will solve the problem.
- Find the application that gives you the code “Failed to create the 740 process” and right-click on it.
- Choose Run as administrator from the menu.
you can configure the running of a specific application as an administrator by following these instructions:
- Find the application that gives you the error “CreateProcess Failed Code 740” and right-click on it.
- Choose Properties from the list.
- When the Properties window opens, go to the Compatibility tab.
- Make sure to check “Run this program as administrator”.
- Click Apply and OK to save the changes.
Solution 2: Disable User Account Control
User Account Control is designed to notify you if you make changes to your computer that may require administrator privileges. These changes include installing new software or changing system settings.Some users would say that disabling User Account Control has a slight security risk because you will not receive notifications if you install new software or make system-related changes. To disable User Account Control, follow these steps:
- Press Windows Key + S and enter the user account control. Select Change User Account Control Settings from the list.
- Move the cursor to the maximum and click the OK button.
- After you disable User Account Control, the problem must be resolved and you will not see the error Createprocess Failed Code 740.