How to Fix DCOM Error 1084 on Windows

The ‘DCOM got Error 1084’ usually appears if you’ve recently updated your Windows which can be due to corrupt system files or registry errors. DCOM (Distributed Component Object Model) is a Microsoft component that allows COM objects to communicate with each other. The symptoms of this error include computer freezing in which case you are impelled to shut it down or restart. The freezing of circle dots while your system boots also indicate this problem. That, however, at times, can be solved by just waiting it out or with a restart.

The error can also indicate failing hard disk in which case you’ll have to verify your drives using CHKDSK. Some users have reported that they weren’t able to even boot up their Windows because of this error and the only resolution was to repair their Windows.

What causes DCOM got Error 1084?

The DCOM error is usually popped because of –

  • Corrupt system files. The DCOM error usually points to corrupted OS. If you had a recent Windows update, there’s a possibility that it might’ve messed around with your files due to which the error is occurring.

Due to DCOM got Error 1084, you might face screen flickering, frequent freezes or your Windows won’t boot up. To solve these errors, follow the provided solutions:

Solution 1: Reinstalling Graphics Driver

If you are facing screen flickering, there’s a possibility it is caused by this error. If this is not the case for you, skip to the next solution. Resolving this issue is pretty straightforward. This frequently occurs due to bad graphics driver in which case you’ll have to reinstall them. To do this, follow the instructions:

  1. Go to Start Menu and type in ‘Device Manager’.
  2. Open Device Manager.
  3. There, locate ‘Display Adapters’ and click to expand it.
  4. Right click on your graphics card driver and select ‘Uninstall device’.
  5. Follow the prompted instructions and your driver will be uninstalled.
  6. Reboot your system.

After your system has loaded up again, download the latest graphics driver from your graphics card manufacturer’s website and install it. This will remove the corrupted files and your screen won’t flicker anymore.

Solution 2: Running SFC and DISM

Utilizing Windows built-in utilities is important while resolving certain issues. Like we mentioned earlier, the DCOM error indicates corrupt OS most of the time, therefore, System File Checker and Deployment Image Servicing and Management can potentially find and repair the corrupted files on your system.

Follow the SFC and DISM articles already published on our site in detail to learn how to run SFC and DISM.

Solution 3: Running Safe Mode

Sometimes, the third-party software installed on your system can be the one causing the issue. To verify this, you’ll have to start your system in Safe mode. Safe mode allows you to boot up your system with the minimal services required for boot-up so that you can investigate if a third-party software is causing the issue. To boot up your PC in Safe mode, do the following:

  1. Go to the Start Menu.
  2. Click on the Power button and while holding Shift, click Restart.
    Click Restart while holding shift
  3. When your system boots up you will be shown a blue screen with a list of options. Select ‘Troubleshoot’.
    Select Troubleshoot
  4. There, select ‘Advanced Options’.
  5. Inside Advanced options, click on ‘Startup Settings’.
    Click Startup Settings
  6. You’ll be shown a list, press F4 to boot your system in Safe Boot mode.
    Press F4 for Safe Mode

If your system runs fine in safe boot mode, this means a third-party software is interfering with your system which causes the error, thus, you’ll have to uninstall the software that you had installed before the error popped up.

Solution 4: Restoring your System

If you failed to find the third-party software that is responsible for the error, perhaps you should try restoring your system. System Restore allows you to restore your PC to a point where certain apps weren’t installed. By doing this, you might just solve your error.

We’ve already written an article on how to restore your system to a certain point – so please refer to this article where you’ll learn how to restore your system quite thoroughly.

Solution 5: Repair your Windows

Some users have reported that when this error occurred to them and they couldn’t even boot up their windows as a result, repairing their Windows solved their problem. You can repair your Windows without having to lose your personal files. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Insert a Windows Setup DVD or bootable USB.
  2. When prompted ‘Install Windows’ option, select ‘Repair your computer’.
    Select ‘Repair my computer’
  3. Follow through the instructions and see if it solves your problem.

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