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23 Nov 2009

HI , i am treating RPC ERROR on my machine.If I open my disk manager diskmgmt.msc type in run box, i see RPC Server is unavailabel . And then when network connection is open , RPC Server error is seen on my screen.

Posted by:

06 Dec 2009

Like a previous poster, I also had to enable print spooling when I was getting the RPC message.

Posted by:

28 Dec 2009

Sometimes it's because the "remote registry" service (default "auto") is not running.
See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555839

Posted by:

20 Jan 2010

WORKED!!! Thank you

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12 Mar 2010

Hello Mr. Bob,
i need to ask you something reacently itried to install some printer on frend compyuter and i got message tht the rpc server is unavaleble i tried your solutions andididn't secsided canyou tell me what istheproblem andcanit be hardwere problem not softvere

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12 Mar 2010

After a conficker virus infection and repair efforts my entire CURRENTCONTROLSET key is missing. My system fails on boot at a WINSRV not found error, but this is due to the RPC not functioning. RPC could not be started from the services manager. If copying the missing key from my laptop does not work it seems a good time to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7. Thanks for sharing the fruits of your labor!

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17 Mar 2010

Had a problem like this. A user got infected with a anti-virus malware (Windows XP). The infection added a dependency to the rpc service. When the dependency (a bad program) was removed, RPC no longer worked. Just used regedit to remove the DependentOnService entry under the rpcss service entry, rebooted and rpc worked again (along with all the other services dependent on it).

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Mike Meier
28 Apr 2010

Thanks for the article. Between it and the comments it helps understand this problem better. But, in my case, the RPC error seems to be associated with COM+. A program I wrote talks to another program that is on the same computer, and it all worked fine for months, then the RPC service error again! In past instances we found problems with the network and solved that, then with power-save features on the PC and the network card itself. Turned these off and we're fine. Then the problem hit again last night. Any ideas on RPC and it's effect on COM+? I do understand that RPC can effect numerous other services on a PC, but have not seen any specific mention of COM. Thanks.

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17 May 2010

I can't synchronize items to my mp3 player, because it says my rpc server is unavailable, this didn't work. Any help?!?

Posted by:

25 May 2010

This actually worked! Nasty spyware!! Thanks :)

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shanil jain
07 Jun 2010




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10 Jul 2010

The article is no help to those of us that don't have inter-connected machines, from which to import the registry entry from the working machine.

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05 Aug 2010

Hi, I just uninstalled nic card driver, rebooted, problem solved. Not sure if malware. Still searching.

Posted by:

02 Nov 2010

please help, i had read your article but not solution, my problem with sharing folder if i want sharing folder the message " ..... RPC Server Unavailable". I have reformat my pc but the message still like this, so would you help me

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08 Dec 2010

Thanks Bob! After looking at my Ipconfig info more closely, it told me that there was an RPC problem. When I read this article I checked my services an sure enough, my RPC Locator was not running and was set to start manually. I turned on the RPC and problem solved. Thanks for the info. Bobby

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24 Dec 2010

Thanks for the article.

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31 Mar 2011

Thanks for this. Helped me allot. :)

Posted by:

23 Apr 2011

Can actually start rpcss using the DOS command: net start rpcss.

Ex: Start > Run > net start rpcss

Posted by:

21 Sep 2011

Dear Bob,

I used LENOVO G530 with 32bit OS (vista Ultimate), 984 MB RAM size, pentium (R) Dual CPU local disk size of more 260G. My system suddenly started acting strange. I cannot serve pictures from the internet, can't save adobe reader files anymore from the internet, so many sofwares are not launching again, my printer is practically not responding and even mozilla fire fox software I use for browsing and some other softwares I use for music among other things.

I often get the repply that RPC Server Unavailable when I try to save pictures from the internet or do some other things. I have gone through your article on "RPC Server Unavailable" but I didn't quite get it because I am not a system engineer.

Please kindly help with the breakdown I need to take to resolve this issue. It is really affecing me and making me seek.

I look forward to your response soonest. Thank you very much.




Posted by:

22 Mar 2012

Hi Bob,
thanks a lot, you've helped me solve my problem. In my case, it was enough to run the "Control Panel / Performance and Maintenance / Administrative Tools / Services" path and tick "start service".

Cheers and greetings!

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