Resolve Faultrep.dll Error in IE6

The faultrep.dll file is associated with the Windows fault reporting system and is required for smooth functioning of the system.

By default, the file is present on your Windows computer when you purchase it.

Faultrep.dll Error in Internet Explorer 6

On a Windows XP computer when you click a link in an email in Internet Explorer 6, you receive a failure message and Internet Explorer closes. When you check the Event Viewer, you see that the culprit is faultrep.dll and you receive the following error when you try to register this DLL file:

“Faultrep.dll was loaded but the .dll RegisterServer entry point was not found. The file cannot be located”

To fix the issue, we recommend you perform the following steps in the sequence they are listed:

Step 1 – Uninstall and Reinstall Internet Explorer 6

Use the built-in Add or Remove Programs utility to uninstall IE6. Next, restart Windows and reinstall IE6.

If you need assistance for uninstalling IE6, refer to the steps discussed below:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Click Add/Remove Windows Components from the left panel.
  5. Locate and clear the check box for Internet Explorer and click Next.
  6. Follow the screen instructions to complete the task.
  7. Restart your computer.

Step 2 – Run the System File Checker Tool

If the error persists, run the system file checker using the sfc /scannow command. This will fix the issue if the error is being caused by a corrupt or missing DLL file.

Here’s a look at the steps you need to perform to run the system file checker tool.

Note: You need to have your original Windows XP CD with you to run this utility.

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type sfc /scannow, and then press Enter.

When prompted, insert your original Windows XP CD.

If you do not have your original Windows XP CD, either download the required DLL file from a reliable online DLL library, or copy it from a computer that has the same configuration as yours.

After you have procured the DLL file and saved it on your desktop, perform the following two tasks.

  1. Rename the old DLL file
    • Click Start.
    • Click Search.
    • Click For Files or Folders.
    • Click All files and folders.
    • Type faultrep.dll in the box under All or part of the file name.
    • Select Local Hard Drives in the Look in drop-down menu.
    • Click Search.
    • In the right-pane, right-click faultrep.dll, and then click Rename.
    • Rename the file to faultrep.bak.
  2. To do this, perform the following steps:

  3. Register the new DLL file
    • Click Start.
    • Click Run.
    • In the Open dialog box, type regsvr32 faultrep.dll and press Enter.
  4. Before you do that, save the new DLL file in the following folder – C:\Windows\System32

    Now, perform the following steps to register the DLL file.

Other Common DLL Errors Associated With This File

You may receive any of the following DLL error messages pertaining to this file after you have installed/uninstalled a program, when you start or shutdown Windows, or at random times.

  • “File Fautrep.dll is missing”
  • “Cannot find faultrep.dll”

The procedure to fix these DLL errors is pretty much the same as the steps we have discussed above. If you are receiving the error only when you try to run a particular program, uninstall and reinstall the program to fix the issue.

If the error persists or the issue is occurring with more than one program then run the system file checker command to replace the missing or corrupt file or download the DLL from an online DLL file library and register it.