Whenever Windows 10 device encounters an issue, whether it is application issue or a system problem, shows an error message on the screen. But sometimes users may be annoyed with these frequent error messages. This process is also known as Werfault.exe, sometimes consumes way too much CPU power of your system. Don’t worry. There are some easy fixes to solve this issue very easily.
Fix 1 – Turn off the Windows Error Reporting service
You can easily turn off the Windows error reporting service on your computer.
1. Press the Windows key+R.
2. Type “services.msc” in the Run window. Click on “OK“.
3. Once the Services window opens up, look for the “Windows Error Reporting Service“.
4. After that, double click on the particular service.
5. Click on the drop-down of ‘Startup type:’ and set it to “Disabled“.
6. Finally, all you have to do is to click on “Apply” and “OK“.
This should stop the Werdefault.exe service on your computer.
Fix 2 – Use Group Policy
You can use the group policy to block the Error reporting system.
1. You need to press the Windows key+R.
2. After that, write “gpedit.msc“. Click on “OK“.
3. Go to this location-
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > All settings
4. On the right-hand side, scroll down to locate the “Disable Windows Error Reporting“.
5. Double click on it to access it.
6. When the policy appears, click on the radio button of “Enabled“.
7. After that, click on “Apply” and “OK“.
Close the Group Policy screen and reboot your computer.
Fix 3 – Use the Registry Editor
You can modify the registry key to disable the error reporting service.
1. Press the Windows key+R. Here, write “regedit“.
2. After that, press the ‘Enter‘ key from your keyboard.
Important– You have to careful making any change in the registry editor. Before going further altering the registry, we urge you to make a backup of the registry on your system. It is very simple –
After opening the Registry Editor, click on “File“. Then click on “Export” to make a new backup on your computer.
3. After taking the backup, go to this location-
Computer/HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting
4. Once you are in the correct location, look for the “Disabled“.
If you don’t see the key, right-click on the space and then click on “New>” and then click on “DWORD (32-bit) Value“.
5. Name the key as “Disabled“.
6. Double click on the “Disabled” key.
7. After that, set the value of the key to “1“.
8. Click on “OK“.
Close the window and restart your computer. This should fix the issue on your computer.
Fix 4 – Run an SFC test
You can run an SFC and DISM check on your system to check for any system file corruption.
1. Press the Windows key+R.
2. Then, type this code and hit CTRL + Shift + Enter.
3. Simply copy this command and paste it in CMD window. Thereafter, hit Enter to run the scan.
4. To launch a DISM scan, paste this command in the terminal and then hit Enter.
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
Once all these checks are complete, close the terminal and restart your device.
Fix 5 – Run Memory Diagnostics
Run to check if this is an issue of memory corruption on your system.
1. At first, right-click on the Windows icon and thereafter click on “Run“.
2. In the Run window, type “mdsched.exe” and hit Enter.
3. Here are two options. To restar the system now and begin the checking click on “Restart now and check for problems (recommended)“.
If you want to schedule the checking process, click on the “Check for problems the next time I start my computer” option.
Your system will reboot and memory-checking process will begin.
Windows Error Reporting feature allows Windows to retrive error info for their developers to implement bug fixes. The error reporting feature usually runs background and consumes a neglible amout of resources. If your problem solves, after few days you can easily enable the Error Reporting feature simply by redoing the fixes we have mentioned in this article.
Sambit is a Mechanical Engineer By qualification who loves to write about Windows 10 and solutions to weirdest possible problems.