How to Fix “The Remote Procedure Call Failed” Error in Windows 7 Computers?

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Windows errors are hard to fix, but some self-help guides available over the web can assist in fixing complex PC errors with ease. Applying a wrong PC troubleshooting strategy can damage your computer components to an irreparable extent. So, read this article to know who you can fix the “The remote procedure call failed” error without causing any damage to your PC parts:

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Remote Procedure Call is one of the most important protocols that allow one computer program to execute a program on a server computer. Fixing the error is a difficult task, but if you have access to correct PC troubleshooting tips, then it is a matter of a few minutes. If you are using Windows 7 computer and facing the same problem then, Read the below article to know more about the error and learn some helpful tips to fix the problem:

Causes of the Error

  1. Windows will show you “The Remote Procedure Call Failed” error due to the wrong allocation of registry files.
  2. Windows will display this error code, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is not started or set to automatic.

Computer Support Tips to Resolve the Error

Troubleshoot Method One:

  1. Click ‘Start.’
  2. Type ‘services.msc’ in the search dialog box.
  3. Press ‘Enter.’
  4. Scroll down to “Remote Procedure Call” in ’Services’ section.
  5. Ensure that the status says “Started” and is set to ‘Automatic.’
  6. Ensure the second “RPC Locater” should be set to ‘Manual.’
  7. Restart your device and check whether the problem got fixed or not.
  8. If not, then run ‘Microsoft Safety Scanner’ tool to fix the problem.

‘Microsoft Safety Scanner’ is the free security tool that helps you to remove spyware, viruses, and other malicious software. It will work easily with your existing antivirus software, and it’s a free security tool from Microsoft. You can visit Microsoft’s official website to download the software and run it to fix the problem. You can try downloading and installing the software on your own with the help of guidelines available on the official website. If you are unable to search the tool and are facing the same problem, then you can call computer support companies to get online technical support.

If you are facing the same issues after running the ‘Microsoft Safety Scanner’ tool, then download and run the ‘System File Checker’ utility to find the error causes. ‘System File Checker’ is a Windows utility that allows you to scan your device for corruptions in Windows system files and helps you to restore corrupted files. If you are an advanced computer user, then you can run the utility on your own. However, it is better to contact computer support engineers for getting the expert tech help.

Troubleshoot Method Two: Run ‘System File Checker.’

  1. Click ‘Start.’
  2. Type ‘CMD’ in the search box.
  3. Right-click the ‘Command Prompt.’
  4. Then click ‘Run as administrator.’
  5. Command Prompt window will open.
  6. You need to type ‘sfc/scannow’ in ‘Command Prompt’ window.
  7. Press ‘Enter.’

All the protected system files will get scanned by “sfc/scan” command, and it will replace corrupted files with the cached copy, located in the “%WinDir%\System32\dllcache” folder.

Note: It is advisable not to close the Command Prompt window until the verification gets completed. Windows will show you the scan results after verification process gets finished.

You will receive the following messages after the complete scanning:

  1. “Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.”
  2. “Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.”

How to Resolve the Issue?

The error occurs because some required important files are either corrupted or missing, and you need to perform ‘System File Checker’ scan in ‘Safe Mode.’ You will also require ensuring that the ‘PendingDeletes’ and ‘PendingRenames’ folders exist under the “%WinDir%\WinSxS\Temp.”

Follow These Tips to Enter ‘Safe Mode’ in Windows 7:

  1. Hit the ‘Power’ button to turn on the machine.
  2. Press ‘F8’ key repeatedly before the Windows logo appears.
  3. A black Windows will appear on the screen with some instructions like ‘Window Advance Boot Option’ or repair your computer.
  4. Highlight the ‘Safe Mode’ option with the help of ‘Down/Up arrow’ key on the keyboard.
  5. Press ‘Enter’ on the keyboard.
  6. Windows will automatically start in ‘Safe Mode.’
  7. Click the ‘Start’ button.
  8. Type ‘CMD’ in the search box.
  9. Right-click the ‘Command Prompt.’
  10. Then click ‘Run as administrator.’
  11. Command Prompt window will open.
  12. You need to type ‘sfc/scannow’ in ‘Command Prompt’ window.
  13. Press ‘Enter.’

After the scan gets complete, Windows will show you the following message:

“Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log.”

Restart your system and check whether the problem got fixed or not. If you are unable to fix the problem with the help of above troubleshooting steps, then contact online technical support firms to find the cause of the problem.


“The Remote Procedure Call Failed” mostly occurs if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Service is not started or is set to automatic. If the problem prevails after following the above troubleshooting steps, then it might be possible that the registry files are not working properly. To fix the problem, you can contact online tech support firms to scan your machine and lookout and repair the possible issues that might be causing the error.

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