I have a Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB.
My computer is under Windows 10 21H2 (in French).
I tried to update Samsung Magician but it failed.
So I uninstalled it and then reinstalled it from the latest version 188.8.131.520.
Problem when I launch I always get the message:
"Failed to initialize application. Re-installing the application may fix the problem."
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling several times with the same result.
How to solve the problem?
solve by doing this
@PaddyC13 have you tried going to task manager (Start menu and search for task manger) and ending the task for Magician and see if it opens? When I did that it allowed me to open it while troubleshooting.
Also you can try going to the service for Magician and adjusting the startup start to delayed start as it worked for some.
1) Go to Start and type Services.msc
2) When the services app comes up, scroll down to SamsungMagicianSVC and double click its entry.
3) In the dialog box that comes up, change the startup start from "Automatic" to "Automatic (Delayed Start)."
4) Click "Apply" and then "OK" to dismiss the dialog box.
You may need to reboot for changes to take effect.
I hope this helps.
Same problem here and I too uninstalled it, also couldn't locate 7.0.0 either. However, I was able to locate my copy of 6.2.1 and install that. Immediately on launch it offered an update to v 6.3.0, which I installed without incident. Then immediately upon launch again, it offered an upgrade to 7.0.0 which I did and it installed and ran without a hitch. Maybe you can use this step-into techniques if you have an older version around.
P.S. (It did offer 184.108.40.2060 again but I declined this time. 😉)
Omg please someone contact them directly if can, this is nonsense, version 7.0.1 was also broken, I really lost a lot of respect for samsung company, older versions like 6xx dont work too, they trashed them and now they wont connect to verify info, My main question why they are even doing this, I'm a programmer myself and I know for sure this simple app doesn't need even need yearly updates let alone monthly, and in every update they just change some minor elements in UI and that's that, and every new version is slower than old ones, instead of being more responsive and faster. I lost a lot of respect for this company, next time I'm going to buy hardware I'm going to think twice about samsung.
Changing the SamsungMagicianSVC start option to Automatic (delayed) appears to resolve the issue. I suspected there was some kind of Windows startup timing issue since this was an intermittent problem.
It appears that they removed ver 7.1.0, I hope its programmers fix the issues properly, now I'm using older version 7.0.0, at least it stable and dont launch itself via a command prompt at windows startup like 7.0.1 does.
It seems like internship programmers are making new versions 😠