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If you're keep getting "Windows Error Reporting has stopped working" message in a infinite loop in your Windows 10/8.1/8/7, here is how to fix it.

Recently, we’ve seen how to allow or prevent Windows 10 to create dump files. Dump files created after a crash may be reported to Microsoft for analysis purpose. The service utilized in this process is the Windows Error Reporting service which keeps working in background and comes into play when a crash encountered. When the crash file reaches Microsoft via this service, the file is analyzed and a solution is reported back, provided if the solution of the problem found exists already. Thus in this way, Windows Error Reporting play crucial part in post-crash situations.

However, sometimes, this service may keep throwing stopped working message in a loop, due to which a normal user feels irritated with it and he’ll look to fix the annoyance:

Windows Error Reporting has stopped working

FIX Windows Error Reporting Has Stopped Working In Windows 10

If you’re also getting this error and tried a couple of options such as restarting the machine, System Restore, SFC /SCANNOW and nothing seems to be working, here is what else you can do to suppress the message:

FIX : Windows Error Reporting Has Stopped Working In Windows 10/8.1/8/7

FIX 1 – Using Registry Editor

Registry Disclaimer: The further steps will involve registry manipulation. Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries and create a System Restore point first.

1. Press W8K + R and put regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.

Windows 10 Registry Editor

2. In the Registry Editor window, navigate to following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

FIX Windows Error Reporting Has Stopped Working In Windows 10

3. Right click on Windows registry key and select New -> Key. Name the newly created sub-key as Windows Error Reporting. In the right pane of Windows Error Reporting, right click and select New > DWORD Value. Name the newly created registry DWORD (REG_DWORD) as DontShowUI. Double click on same DWORD to get this:

FIX Windows Error Reporting Has Stopped Working In Windows 10

4. Set the Value data to 1 and click OK. Close Registry Editor and reboot to make changes effective.

FIX 2 – Using Group Policy

FYI: Local Group Policy Editor is not available in Windows 10 Home editions. If you’re on Windows 10 Home and want to use Group Policy, go here and upgrade to Pro edition.

1. Press W8K + R and put gpedit.msc in Run dialog box to open Local Group Policy Editor. Click OK.

Local Group Policy Editor

2. In the GPO snap-in, navigate here:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Error Reporting

FIX Windows Error Reporting Has Stopped Working In Windows 10

3. In the right pane of Windows Error Reporting, look for Prevent display of the user interface for critical errors setting. Now set the policy status to Enabled from Not Configured (default) and click Apply followed by OK. Close GPO snap-in and reboot the machine.

FIX Windows Error Reporting Has Stopped Working In Windows 10

After restarting your system, you’ll find that error message no longer appears now.

Hope this helps!


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  • This is great. Really helpful and easy to follow.
    Thank you

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad we could help 😊

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