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How To Fix Faultrep.dll Errors

Reader Question: “Hi Wally, How do I fix Faultrep.dll erros, they appear on my computer sometimes.”- Kelly A., USA

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer: Faultrep.dll errors, much like any missing dll errors, can appear in different ways. Sometimes they appear when an application is performing some task, and sometimes they appear when when the computer starts. But, there’s no need to worry, lets sort this out.

What does the Faultrep.dll error look like?

  • “Faultrep.dll Not Found”
  • “The file faultrep.dll is missing.”
  • “Cannot find [PATH]\faultrep.dll”
  • “Cannot start [APPLICATION]. A required component is missing: faultrep.dll. Please install [APPLICATION] again.”
  • “This application failed to start because faultrep.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”

When does the Faultrep.dll error appear?

Faultrep.dll error messages might appear while using or installing certain programs, when Windows starts or shuts down, or maybe even during a Windows installation. It is very helpful to know anything that might be causing it to appear.

Causes of Faultrep.dll error

Sometimes a malicious program or some other scenario may lead to its removal. The cause of the Faultrep.dll error might be a virus, malware, a registry problem or a hardware failure.

How To Fix Faultrep.dll Errors

Note: Start Windows in Safe Mode to complete any of the following steps if you’re unable to access Windows normally due to the Faultrep.dll error.

  • Restore Faultrep.dll from the Recycle Bin - The simplest cause for a “missing” Faultrep.dll file is that you’ve mistakenly deleted it.
  • Recover the file - If you are sure that you deleted it and emptied the Recycle Bin as well, then you could still restore it using a data restore utility. The recovery of your file depends on the amount of activity on the disk partition after deletion of the file.
  • Run a virus/malware scan - Install an anti-virus or an anti-malware software, and scan your whole computer. If a virus or malware caused the error then removing it might solve the problem.
  • Use System Restore - Use it to undo recent system changes. If you suspect that the Faultrep.dll error was caused by a change made to an important file or system configuration, a System Restore could solve the problem.
  • Reinstall the program - Reinstall the application that is giving this error.
  • Update the drivers - If it is a hardware issue. Note: The Faultrep.dll file may or may not be related to video cards – this was just an example. The key here is to pay very close attention to the context of the error and troubleshoot accordingly.
  • Roll back a driver - If updating a driver caused the problem.
  • Run the sfc /scannow System File Checker command - Do this to replace a missing or corrupt copy of the Faultrep.dll file. If this DLL file is provided by Microsoft, the System File Checker tool should restore it.
  • Install Windows updates - Many service packs and other patches replace or update some of the hundreds of Microsoft distributed DLL files on your computer. The Faultrep.dll file could be included in one of those updates.
  • Repair Windows installation - If the individual Faultrep.dll file troubleshooting advice above did not fix the problem, performing a startup repair or repair installation should restore all Windows DLL files to their working versions.
  • Registry Cleaner - Scan your computer with a registry cleaner utility such as WinThruster to repair Faultrep.dll related issues present in the registry.
  • Perform a clean installation of Windows - A clean install means to erase all data on the hard drive before installing Windows again. If all else fails. This might still work. You should back-up your documents, bookmarks, videos etc before doing this.
  • Hardware Check - If the problem persists after a clean Windows installation, then Run a diagnostic check of your hard drive and memory. You can run the built-in diagnostics utility of your computer by referring to the manual. You may also find a free diagnostic utility online. If a severe problem is discovered in the diagnostic test, replace the hard drive or memory as soon as possible. · Troubleshoot for a hardware problem if any Faultrep.dll errors persist. After a clean install of Windows, your DLL problem can only be hardware related.

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Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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