The remote procedure call failed and did not execute : Explorer won’t load

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Try the following steps :

Type Services into the start menu search box.

In Services, scroll down to “Remote Procedure Call” and make sure the status says “Started”

and set to Automatic.

The second “RPC Locator” should be set to “Manual”.

Now, if that doesn’t work:

Try sfc /scannow from an admin prompt

Finally, if those two fail, try copying the files and folder from another computer:

Copy these folders into the failed machine’s c:\Windows folder


Note, you will probably have to copy the folders using the admin share (or WinPE), such as \\Non-workingMachine\C$\Windows, from the working computer

If everything fails, perform a repair using the W7 Setup DVD

  1. Put the disc in your optical drive and restart to boot from the DVD. You may have to change the boot settings in your BIOS if booting from a CD/DVD is not enabled. Watch for the  “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD” message.
  2. On the “Install Windows” screen, make the appropriate selections for language, time, and keyboard, and then click “Next”.
  3. On the next screen, click “Repair Your Computer”. Do not click “Install now”
  4. In “System Recovery Options”, select which operating system you want to restore if any are listed. It will be blank in many systems with only one operating system.
  5. Click “Next”.
  6. The “System Recovery Options” screen shown below will open.
  7. Select “Startup Repair” or whichever option you wish to apply.

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