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Useful Tips to Fix “The Remote Procedure Call Failed” Error in Windows 8 Computers

09.18.2015 · Posted in Computer, COMPUTER AND TECHNOLOGY

In the modern digital era, every individual is fond of using apps that facilitate professional, personal and entertainment requirements in an amazing way. Windows 8 is one of the best platforms over which you get access to a wide array of apps. However, sometimes, accessing and using apps over Windows 8 gets difficult because of error “The remote procedure call failed.” If you are facing the same error on your computer screen, then this article will help you to know more about this error and provide you advanced troubleshooting tips to fix the same.

Causes of the Error

  • Incorrect allocation of registry files may cause “The Remote Procedure Call Failed” error.
  • You might face the problem if your system ‘RPC’ service is not set to automatic or not configured properly.
  • Sometimes Windows might show you the error when you run the cleanup software.


Troubleshoot Method One:

  •  Press ‘Start.’
  • Open the ‘Run’ dialog box by pressing ‘Windows’ and letter ‘R’ key together from the keyboard.
  • In the ‘Run’ box type ‘services.msc.’
  • Hit the ‘Enter’ key from the keyboard.
  • A new window screen will open in front of you.
  • Find the ‘Remote procedure call service’ from the list.
  • Now you have to right-click the ‘Remote Procedure call’ option and, then click on ‘Properties.’
  • Check and make sure that the ‘startup type’ is set to automatic and ‘service status’ is running.
  • Set the ‘startup type’ service to automatic.
  • Click ‘Start’ and, then click on ‘Apply.’
  • Press ‘OK.’

Now restart your machine and check whether the issue got resolved or not. If not, then it might be possible that system might have corrupt files, and you need to run ‘System file check’ scan. System file scan is an advanced utility that will help you to fix system corrupted and missing files. If you carry sound technical knowledge, then you run the utility with the help of below-mentioned guidelines otherwise, you can seek help from computer support firms for online technical support.

Troubleshoot Method Two: Run System File Checker

  • Move your cursor to the right edge of the screen and tap ’Search.’
  • In the search box type ‘Command Prompt.’
  • Now you have to right-click on the ‘Command Prompt’ and, then run it as an administrator.
  • ‘Command Prompt’ window will appear on the screen.
  • Now you have type ‘sfc/scan now’ in the ‘Command prompt’ and hit ‘Enter’ on the keyboard.
  • ‘scannow command prompt’ will scan all the protected files, and corrupted files will get replaced with a cached copy compressed a folder that is located at “%WinDir%\System32\dllcache” folder.

Note: It is advisable by experts not to close the ‘CMD’ window till the verification process is complete. Windows will automatically show you the scan result after the complete scan.

Windows will show you one of the following messages after the complete scan.

“Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations” that means your system doesn’t have any missing or corrupt files.

“Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation” that means your system have corrupted or missing files, and you need to run System File Checker in ‘Safe Mode’ to fix it.

Note: Make sure that ‘PendingRenames’ and ‘PendingDeletes’ folders exist under “%WinDir%\WinSxS\Temp” before running System File Checker in ‘Safe Mode.’

“Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log.” It means all the missing and corrupted files have been repaired by ‘SFC’ utility tool.

“Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log %WinDir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log.” It means ‘SFC’ tool is unable to fix the problem, and you have to repair the files manually.

Repairing corrupt and missing files is a very tough task. You need to find the corrupt files manually from the Windows folder that require hard core technical knowledge. Calling computer support firms will be one of the best choices that you can make for online technical support. Technicians from computer repair will diagnose your system completely with advanced tools and fix all the corrupt and missing files problem of your machine.


Mostly “The Remote Procedure Call Failed” error occurs if your system ‘RPC’ service is not configured properly or not set to ‘Automatic.’ If you are still getting the same error on your computer screen, then it might be possible that your Windows applications are either corrupt or missing, and you need to repair them manually. In such a scenario, it’s better if you will look for computer support firm for online technical support. However, you should always choose reputed computer repair firms to fix the problem for you.