This error can occur when users try to access certain programs such as Outlook and Excel.
Although this error can slow down your productivity, you can fix it with a few simple steps.
- The comrec error is a generic system error that can be caused by a number of reasons, including corrupt files.
- Corrupt system files are usually the main reason for this type of error.
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Disable the Comrec feature in Windows 10
- Disable the COMREC feature on your Windows 10 computer. To do that, open File Explorer with the Windows key + E keyboard shortcut.
- Enter %localappdata% in the address bar, and press the Return key.
- Select the Comrec folder in File Explorer, and press the Delete key.
- Select the Yes button when prompted to confirm the deletion.
Run the Comrec troubleshooter
- To open the troubleshooter, right-click the Start button and select Troubleshoot from the menu.
- Select Other troubleshooters, and then open the “Comprehensive Error Reporting” troubleshooter.
Run the Repair Tool
- If Windows Update failed to install the latest cumulative update, you can manually run the Repair Tool.
- To do that, open the Start screen, type cmd, right-click the top result, and select Run as administrator.
- In the Command prompt window, type the following command, and hit Enter: wuauclt.exe /fixit
- Restart your computer.
- Reinstall the Windows Updates
If the Windows Updates are not installed properly, it might throw the comrec error.
- To re-install the updates, open the Start screen, type cmd, right-click the top result, and select Run as administrator.
- In the Command prompt window, type the following command, and hit Enter: dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
- Restart your computer.
Update Windows Update Agent
- Go to Start > type Control in the search bar > open Control Panel
- In the Control Panel window, go to Programs > Programs and Features
Run the DISM tool
- Click the Start button.
- Type cmd in the search box.
- Right-click Command prompt and select Run as administrator.
- In the Command prompt window, type the following command and press Enter to run it: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Reset the Registry
- Press the Windows key + R hotkey.
- Input â€ ̃regedit’ in Run and click OK to open Registry Editor.
- Click File and select Export.
- Enter comrec in the File name text field and click OK to open the window below.
- Select the System hive in the Save in list.
- Select the Save as type dropdown, and select All Files.
- Click Save.
- Close Registry Editor, and restart Windows.