When you’re about change a particular setting in your Windows system, the dependency services must operate to avail the alteration. In case if dependency services are stopped or not working properly, you’re more likely to face issues. Recently, while changing Lock Screen, we came around following error:
The remote procedure call failed.
Specifically read : The Remote Procedure Call Failed While Resetting App Cache.
The system on which we faced this problem have a genuine and activated Windows copy. So activation wasn’t the issue. Also from the error message mentioned above, it is clearly looking like the issue is related with Remote Procedure Call service. This service runs in background and if it is stopped or not working properly, issues like this came into light.
Here are the simple steps you need to follow, in order to suppress this problem:
FIX : “The Remote Procedure Call Failed” In Windows 8 Or Later
1. Press + R and put services.msc in Run dialog box. Click OK to open Services.
2. In the Services window, scroll down and look for the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service. Since you’re facing this issue, this service may not be running. Double click on same service.
3. In the service properties window shown below, you’ve to select Startup type as Automatic. Then click the Start button so that service may start functioning. Click Apply followed by OK. Close Services window now.
Once you successfully started the service, you can try to change Lock Screen or the action where you faced error. You’ll find that problem no longer exists.
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