How to fix "The remote procedure failed" Error?

How To Fix "The remote procedure call failed and did not execute" Error In Windows 10

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is a procedure call that is also known as subroutine call or function call. It is a protocol that one program can use to request service from another program that is located in a different computer on a network. By using this protocol a program does not need to understand the network's details, this way the requesting program is a client and then the program that is providing service is the server. If you are getting the "The remote procedure call failed and did not execute" error, then it means that there is something wrong with the Remote Procedure Call.

The Remote Call Procedure is the Service Control Manager for COM and DCOM servers and it performs object activations requests, object exporter resolutions and distributed garbage collection for COM and DCOM servers. If this service is stopped or disabled, programs using COM or DCOM will not function properly. It is strongly recommended to have the Remote Procedure Call service running. If you are getting the "The remote procedure call failed and did not execute" error, then it could mean that the Remote Call Procedure is disabled and in order to fix the error you need to enable it back again. Another possible reason for this error could be that there are some corrupted or damaged files on your system and you need to run the System File Checker. In this guide we are going to show you how to perform these necessary actions, read the guide below and follow our described steps one by one and hopefully your will be able to fix the problem.

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Check The Remote Procedure Call Service

Windows Services (also know as services.msc), are used to modify how Windows services run on your system. These services are responsible for running available programs and managing many system settings and resources. You can modify a service's settings for security, troubleshooting, and performance-related reasons. To check if the Remote Procedure Call service is enabled open Run dialog box by pressing Win + R keys on your keyboard, or by right-clicking the Start and selecting "Run" from the contextual menu.

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Once Run dialog box is open, type "services.msc" and press Enter or click "OK".

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In Services window find "Remote Procedure Call (RPC)" and right-click it, select "Properties" from the contextual menu.

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In Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Properties (Local Computer) windows find "Startup type" and make sure it is set to "Automatic" and the service is running. If not, then set it to "Automatic", click "Start" and "Apply" to save the changes.

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Now find the "DCOM Server Process Launcher" service in Services window and apply the same method to it as well. Then find "RPC Locator" and see if its startup type is set to "Manual", if not, then set it. See if this fixes the "The remote procedure call failed and did not execute" error.

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Run Windows Troubleshooter

Another thing that could possibly help is to run the built-in Windows troubleshooter. Windows includes a number of troubleshooters designed to quickly diagnose and automatically resolve various computer problems. Troubleshooters cannot fix all problems, but they are a good place to start if you encounter a problem with your computer, operating system or connected devices. To start troubleshooting, go to Settings and type "troubleshoot", select "Troubleshoot" from the list.

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In the troubleshooters list find the "Windows Store Apps" troubleshooter under "Find and fix other problems" and select it, click "Run the troubleshooter".

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Run System File Checker

System File Checker (SFC) is a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files. This guide describes how to run the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to scan your system files and to repair missing or corrupted system files (including .DLL files). If a Windows Resource Protection (WRP) file is missing or is corrupted, Windows may not behave as expected. For example, some Windows functions may not work, or Windows may crash. The "sfc scannow" option is one of the several specific switches available in the sfc command, the Command Prompt command used to run System File Checker. To run it you need to open Command Propmt first. To open it type "command prompt" in Search and then right-click on the "Command Prompt", select "Run as administrator" from the dropdown menu to run Command Prompt with administrator privileges. You must run an elevated Command Prompt in order to be able to perform SFC scan.

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In opened Command Prompt window type "sfc /scannow" and press Enter on your keyboard to execute this command. System File Checker will start and it should take some time to complete the scan. It should take about 15 minutes. Wait for the scanning process to complete and restart your computer. See if this fixes the "The remote procedure call failed and did not execute" error.

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Scan Your System For Malware

Perform a full system scan and see if it detects any malware on your computer. You can use Windows Defender (built-in antivirus program) which protects your computer against viruses, spyware, other malicious software. To run full system scan using Windows Defender type "virus" in Search and click on the "Virus & threat protection" result.

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In the Virus & threat protection window, click "Advanced scan".

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Select "Full scan" and click "Scan now". This will start scanning your system for malware. If there are any viruses found, delete them.

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Check For Windows Updates

You might want to update your current version of Windows. Checking for updates for the entire Windows operating system is usually a good idea and might help to solve this problem. To check for Windows Updates, type "check for updates" in Search and click the "Check for updates" result.

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You should be automatically directed to the Windows Update section. Click "Check for updates". Windows will start checking for updates. If there are updates available, install them and try checking for updates once more (just to ensure that you have the latest updates on your operating system). After the updates are installed (if there were any to install), see if this fixed the "The remote procedure call failed and did not execute" error.

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That's it, we hope at least one of our provided solutions helped to solve you the problem and fixed the "The remote procedure call failed and did not execute" error. If there is another method that solved the problem for you and it is not mentioned in our guide - do not hesitate to share it with us and with the others by leaving a comment in our comment section below.

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