Fix Windows 10 Remote Procedure Call Failed

Having trouble with the “Remote Procedure Call Failed” error on Windows 10? Let’s discuss how to fix this issue.

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Understanding the Error Message

When you encounter the “Remote Procedure Call Failed” error message in Windows 10, it typically indicates a problem with the system’s communication processes. To fix this issue, you need to check for corrupt system files by running the System File Checker tool in Command Prompt.

Open Command Prompt as an administrator by searching for it in the Start menu, right-clicking, and selecting “Run as administrator.” Once Command Prompt is open, type “sfc /scannow” and hit Enter to start the scan. This will check for any corrupted files and attempt to repair them.

If the System File Checker tool doesn’t resolve the issue, you can try running the Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool to repair Windows Imaging Format files. In Command Prompt, type “DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth” and press Enter. This will scan, detect, and fix any issues with the Windows image.

After running these tools, restart your computer and see if the error message persists. If the issue continues, you may need to seek further assistance from Microsoft Support or a professional IT technician.

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Initial Troubleshooting Steps

Windows computer with error message Remote Procedure Call Failed

  • Check your internet connection:
    • Make sure your internet connection is stable and working properly.
    • Try connecting to a different network to see if the issue persists.
  • Restart your computer:
    • Restart your computer to refresh the system and clear any temporary glitches.
    • Check if the issue is resolved after the restart.
  • Run Windows Update:
    • Check for any pending updates and install them.
    • Restart your computer after the updates are installed.
  • Check for malware:
    • Run a full system scan using your preferred antivirus software.
    • Remove any detected malware or viruses.
  • Check for system file corruption:
    • Open Command Prompt as an administrator.
    • Run the command sfc /scannow to scan and repair corrupted system files.

Advanced Solutions for Connectivity Issues

To fix the “Remote Procedure Call Failed” issue on Windows 10, try these advanced solutions:

1. Check for Windows Updates: Ensure your system is up to date by checking for and installing any pending updates in the Settings app.

2. Run SFC Scan: Use the System File Checker tool to scan and repair corrupted system files. Open Command Prompt as an administrator and type “sfc /scannow” then press Enter.

3. Reset Windows Update Components: Reset the Windows Update components by running a batch script. Search online for a reliable script and follow the instructions to execute it.

4. Restart Remote Procedure Call Service: Open the Services app, locate the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service, right-click on it, and select Restart.

5. Perform a Clean Boot: Boot your computer in Safe Mode to troubleshoot software conflicts. Open System Configuration, go to the Services tab, check “Hide all Microsoft services,” then disable all remaining services before restarting your PC.

Repairing and Refreshing Key Services

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Service Name Description Steps to Repair/Refresh
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) The RPC service is responsible for managing communication between different processes on a Windows system. 1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog.
2. Type “services.msc” and press Enter.
3. Locate the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service in the list.
4. Right-click on the service and select “Restart” or “Start” if it is not already running.
DCOM Server Process Launcher The DCOM Server Process Launcher service allows COM objects to communicate with each other on a Windows system. 1. Open the Services window as described above.
2. Locate the DCOM Server Process Launcher service in the list.
3. Right-click on the service and select “Restart” or “Start” if it is not running.
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) The WMI service provides information about the state of a Windows system to management applications. 1. Open the Services window as described above.
2. Locate the Windows Management Instrumentation service in the list.
3. Right-click on the service and select “Restart” or “Start” if it is not running.

F.A.Qs

What does remote procedure call failed mean?

The meaning of ‘remote procedure call failed’ is typically related to communication issues between different processes on your computer.

What does RPC failed mean?

RPC failed means that the Remote Procedure Call component in Windows was unable to successfully communicate between different processes over a network, resulting in an error message.

How do I enable remote procedure call in Windows 10?

To enable remote procedure call in Windows 10, you need to access the Services menu, locate the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service, set the Startup type to Automatic, and save the changes.

Why is remote procedure call running on my computer?

The remote procedure call is running on your computer to facilitate communication between different services and processes, ensuring that essential system functions can interact with each other seamlessly.

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