The WerFault.exe file is associated with the Windows Error Reporting Program in the Windows Vista operating system. This executable file allows Windows to track and fix errors that occur on Windows Vista. As well being able to track and fix errors, this feature also makes sending the error data and receiving of solutions and updates by users possible. This feature however has a tendency to hog disk space and cause some problems of it’s own on your system. Because this file is executable it means has a specific job which it needs to do in order for your computer to function correctly under certain conditions presented by us, the users. If an executable file is unable to function correctly and depending on what the file’s job is then it can have consequences, which can cause your computer to experience major problems.
There are a number of reasons why the WerFault.exe error may occur on your computer that include files missing, damaged BIOs, viruses, incorrect installation of third party software, corrupt registry keys, hardware issues and low disk space. The following tutorial will explain to you how you can successfully fix the WerFault.exe error on your computer.
Firstly it is recommended that you disable the Windows problem reporting because this is the program that is directly linked to the WerFault.exe file that is causing your computer to experience these errors. To disable the program, follow these steps:
- First, click on Windows Error Reporting, then select Control Panel.
- Next choose System and Maintenance
- Select the Problem Reports and Solutions option.
- After this, choose the Change Settings tab that you can find on the left part of the Problem Reports and Solutions Window.
- The next step is to choose the Advanced Settings option.
- Finally, click on the “Off” button to disable Error Reporting in your computer.
Next you should check your computer for any viruses by using any anti virus protection software that you have on your computer. Viruses have been known to cause many computer problems like this one. They have the ability to damaged and corrupt files that can fatally damage your computer.
Finally it is highly recommended that you perform a registry scan on your computer as this is a good opportunity to find out if there are any impurities located within your computer’s registry that can contribute to the following errors. The registry is an extremely delicate virtual database that stores highly sensitive information as hierarchical files and settings that the computer uses constantly. If the registry is damaged or corrupt in anyway then there’s a good chance that the hierarchical information stored inside it has been altered and changed, which can serve a fatal blow to your computer and display errors that are past repair.