Have you made any software or hardware changes on your computer prior to this issue?
Let’s follow these methods & check if it helps:
You may try to start the RPC locaterservice on your computer. To do so, follow these steps:
i. Type ‘services.msc’ in the Start, Run box & press Enter.
ii. In services window, locate RPC locaterservice in the services list.
iii. Under service status, right click on RPC locaterservice and select Start.
iv. Close the services window. Restart the computer.
Thank you. I had eventually found another way to access services, but yours is simpler and I will remember it for future reference. I use the sfc method with the installation disk when the PC has crashed - usually after negotiating round some website whose
pages take a lot of loading owing to numerous adverts from different sources. I really need a more modern, higher powered PC! For now, I often use the "mobile" version of sites to avoid the ads.
I see Dableena S is already a 'community star'. I agree whole heartedly.
Recently went through the System Services, 'switching off' all of the processes that I considered wasting my processing capacity. Oh ohhhh! Bad decision if you don't know what you'er doing (and I obviously didn't). So, restart the RPC service (now I
also know it means 'Remote Procedure Call' and it's partner the RPC locator) and it's smooth sailing again.
Know that old expression, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", well that's why!!
And Lo and Behold, despite having done nothing but check all settings I know about were correct, this morning the clock had already synchronized itself with internet time. The trouble is, these computers sometimes get above themselves and think they're
human, playing practical jokes for the fun of it!