FIX: The Remote Procedure Call Failed in Windows 10/8/7

This tutorial will help, if you get error “The remote procedure call failed and did not execute  while you are trying to open pictures, documents, control panel.

The Remote Procedure Call Failed

The Remote Procedure Call Failed

How To Fix The Remote Procedure Call Failed in Windows 10/8/7

Method 1. Check for Some Related Services

The related services are Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator, Remote Procedure Call (RPC) and DCOM Server Process Launcher. Follow below steps to check for their settings.

Step 1. Press Windows Key + R then type services.msc in run dialog box and click OK.


Step 2. In Services window, look for Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator. Then double click it and set the Startup type to Manual.

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator
Step 3. Find service Remote Procedure Call (RPC). Double-click it and ensure the Startup type is Automatic and the status is Started.

Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Step 4. Find service DCOM Server Process Launcher. Now check if they are set to Automatic and the status is Started.

DCOM Server Process Launcher
Step 5. Restart your computer then check “The remote procedure call failed and did not execute” problem has resolved.

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Method 2. Open the Photo by using Open with

If you face the error “The remote procedure call failed” when you are trying to open a photo. Try these steps below, then you can open the photos again.

Step 1. Right-click on the photo that you wish to open and click Properties.
Step 2. When Properties dialog box opens, switch to General tab, you select Change button.

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Step 3. Choose Windows Photo Viewer then click OK.

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Step 4. Back to Properties dialog box, click OK to save changes.

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Now you try to open the photo again and check the problem has resolved.

Method 3. Perform a SFC Scan

If you get the following error message “The remote procedure call failed and did not execute” in explorer.exe, I recommended you should to check and fix the corrupted system file because the problem caused could be due to corrupted system file. To do this, follow these steps:

Step 1. Open Command Prompt as an administrator.
Step 2. When the Command Prompt window opens, type the following commands and then press Enter

SFC /scannow

Step 3. Wait until the process has finished then restart your computer.

Method 4. Run the Antivirus Software

If the problem persists, I highly recommended you run the antivirus that you have installed to check if the error message is caused due to malware or any virus.

Now visit the below provided link to learn more how to use MalwareBytes Anti-Malware.

That’s about it. If you want to copy this tutorial on your website, please write source and link to Windows 10 Tips. Thank you.

 


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