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How to Fix the WerFault.exe Error on Windows 10

Windows 10 has a built-in error reporting mechanism. If you open an app, and it encounters a problem, you will see some sort of error message. The message is normally descriptive enough to tell you what might be the problem e.g. “code execution cannot proceed MSVCP140.dll was not found“. Not all error messages are as descriptive though and some are generic enough that you see the same message for multiple apps.

WerFault.exe error

What is WerFault.exe error?

The WerFault.exe error on Windows 10 appears when you launch an app. This may happen when you open it for the first time after installing it or after you’ve been using the app for ages. This error may mean one or several underlying Windows processes have crashed. The error may impact one app or it may prevent all apps from running.

Fix WerFault.exe error on Windows 10

Try the solutions listed below to fix the error.

1. Update graphics driver

For many users, this problem was fixed by updating the graphics driver.

  1. Open Device Manager.
  2. Expand Display Adapters.
  3. Right-click your graphics drivers and select Update driver from the context menu.
  4. Search online for drivers.
  5. Install available drivers and restart the system.

2. Run SFC scan

If there is a problem with the files or services on Windows 10, you may need to scan for damage and repair it

  1. Open Command Prompt with admin rights.
  2. Run this command: sfc /scannow.
  3. Allow the scan to complete and fix files.

3. Run memory diagnostic tool

The problem with Windows error reporting services can be fixed by running the memory diagnostic tool. This is a tool that’s already present on Windows 10.

  1. Tap the Win+R keyboard shortcut to open the run box.
  2. In the run box, enter mdsched.exe and tap the Enter key.
  3. Select the Restart now and check for problems option.
  4. Allow the tool to find and fix problems. 

4. Temporarily disable Windows Error Reporting services

If all else fails, you can temporarily disable the Windows Error Reporting services and run apps. You shouldn’t leave the service disabled. Once you’re done working, check your system for errors or consider creating a new user account.

  1. Tap the Win+R keyboard shortcut to open the run box.
  2. Enter services.msc and tap the Enter key.
  3. Look for windows error reporting services and double-click it.
  4. On the General tab, open the Startup type dropdown and select Disable.
  5. Click Apply and OK.
  6. Restart the system.

WerFault.exe Is Easily Fixable

The WerFault.exe error is often easy to fix. If it persists, try rolling back recent updates or creating a new user account. The error will not persist on the new account.

You will have to migrate to it and that can take time but it is easier than resetting the PC or reinstalling Windows 10.

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