What Is Werfault.exe?
Windows 10 is a collection of dozens of programs, routines, and tools that work together. Due to errors and other issues, some of these programs and routines often encounter random crashes and errors.
Werfault.exe is the Windows 10 error reporting service, responsible for collecting error reports about these crashes and sending them to Microsoft.
Error reports sent by werfault.exe to Microsoft can help companies fix errors and improve overall system stability. Werfault.exe also provides a fix that can be used to try to solve the problem manually.
1. Restart Your Computer
The easiest way to solve Windows problems is to restart your computer. Restarting the computer will exit and restart all Windows tools, including werfault.exe. This can fix almost all random program crashes.
2. Update Drivers
The wrong driver is the main cause of wrfault.exe errors. When drivers for critical components such as GPUs do not work properly, they can cause various problems, including Werault.exe application errors.
So update all hardware drivers.
First press the Windows key + I. After the settings field opens, click Update and Security.
Next, select Show optional updates and click Download and install (if driver updates are available).
Alternatively, you can update the individual components through their respective management applications.
For example, AMD provides Radeon software and its hardware components. Nvidia GPU comes with Nvidia control panel. You can install and remove driver updates through these applications.
In short, whether you are using a new component or a reliable old component, please make sure you are using the latest driver provided by the manufacturer. Programs such as Driver Booster 8 can help you update drivers easily. So there is no need to run the old driver.
After updating the driver and restarting the computer, check to see if the error is resolved, and then go to the next solution.
3. Update Windows
Windows is constantly improving. Microsoft releases security updates and bug fixes every month. These updates are designed to improve system stability and reduce program crashes. If you install these updates from time to time, you will encounter errors and security issues.
Therefore, it is very important to update Windows regularly. Press Windows key + I, then click Update and Security. If updates are available, download and install them.
4. Scan Your Computer for Viruses
Viruses can infect application files. In many cases, files may become corrupted and inaccessible to programs. This will cause the program to crash and possibly cause werfault.exe errors.
Therefore, you need to make sure that your computer is not compromised. To do this, press the Windows key + I. In the settings panel, click Update and Security to open the Windows Update screen.
Next, select Windows Security in the left pane. Now select Virus and Threat Protection, and then select the scan option.
Finally, select Full Scan>Scan Now.
Windows runs a system-wide scan to identify threats. After the scan is complete, delete all threatening files and restart the computer.
After restarting, check if the error is resolved.
5. Run the Windows SFC Scan
The Windows System File Checker (SFC.exe) tool searches for damaged system files in the operating system. Once the tool finds the files that need to be repaired, it will repair them. Damaged system files are one of the causes of Werault.exe application errors.
First, find the command prompt in the start menu search bar, then right-click on the best match and select Run as administrator.
Next, type sfc /scannow and press Enter. The scan may take a few minutes, so please be patient and don’t close the command prompt.
After the scan is complete, Windows will try to repair the damaged files (if any). Finally, restart the computer and see if the error is resolved.
If the scan finds damaged files but Windows cannot repair them, try using a repair tool to repair the damaged system files.
6. Disable Werfault.exe
If nothing works, try disabling werfault.exe. But before we delve into how to disable werfault.exe, please remember that you can only use this option as a last resort.
In addition to third-party applications, Windows also uses werfault.exe to track errors and suggest fixes. If you disable it, Microsoft will not be able to encounter any problems or develop fixes. This may cause the problem to persist for too long.
To exclude the disclaimer, press the Windows key + R, type services.msc, and press Enter. This will open the list of services that Windows is running in the background. Scroll down the list to Windows Error Reporting Service.
Next, right-click “Windows Error Reporting Service” and select “Properties” from the list. Under Startup type, click the drop-down list and select Disabled.
Finally click Apply, and you will successfully disable werfault.exe.
Disabling werfault.exe should fix almost all werfault.exe application errors. However, if the error persists, your only option is to install a fresh copy of Windows.
Werfault.exe Loves to Haunt People That Neglect Updates
Keep your operating system, applications, and hardware drivers updated. Old drivers are the main cause of werfault.exe errors and they will not disappear unless you promise to update everything on your computer.
This update also ensures that you do not have to take unnecessary drastic measures, such as disabling werfault.exe.
In addition, please do not download programs from unknown websites, connect random flash drives to your computer, or open unknown emails. Oh, and don’t forget to scan your computer regularly for malware.