why do i keep recieving this rpcrt4.dll

kreepnslo69 Member Posts: 1 New User
edited April 2023 in Legacy Laptops and Netbooks


  • Sharanji
    Sharanji ACE Posts: 4,327 Pathfinder
    The Rpcrt4.dll file is a file associated with the Remote Procedure Call program, and is used by a number of Windows applications for network and Internet connections, which allow computers and devices to communicate between one another in order to keep your computer in perfect working order. Because this file is a dynamic link library file, this means that it has a specific function that it must carry out in order to keep your system working.

    Run System File Checker tool
    System File Checker is a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files.
    To do this, click Start, type Command Prompt or cmd in the Search box, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
    Type the following command and press Enter
    sfc /scannow
    Note: Do not close this Command Prompt window until the verification is 100% complete. The scan results will be shown after this process is finished.
    Please try the above method and let us know the status.

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  • Puraw
    Puraw ACE, Member Posts: 9,078 Trailblazer

    Before you run the System File Checker, refresh your System image file online first, then run SFC /scannow because if your system image is corrupted SFC will not find anything wrong as it will compare your corrupted system with the same corrupted image file. So to do this properly (checking your system) do the following:

    Open a Command Prompt as administrator (right click) and type or paste the following command:

    Dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    This will take 15 minutes and should end with "Successful completed" if not try again till it ends OK.

    next run the command posted by @Sharanji SFC /scannow (don't forget the space before /)

    This takes another 20 minutes or so and may end with "Found Corrupted Files that were repaired". Run it again till you see "no integrity violations found". If you are curious and want to see what files were repaired go to c:\windows\logs\CBS\CBS log and double click on CBS log, scroll to the bottom and the corrupted file(s) will be listed there😉

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