How to Troubleshoot DCOM Error 1084 on Windows 10?

The DCOM is a component on your Windows 10 computers. It lets PC to run programs over a network to some other PC. Typically, it is an abbreviation of Distributed Component Object Model. Also, it is a software module from Microsoft which allows the COM aims to communicate with each other even as that program is working distantly over the network. And the DSOM model another extension is known as COM Model. However, both extensions are always worked together for the planned task to be implemented.

Though, there are three modules are available that make this component work. They are as follows:

  1. CLSID stands for Class Identifier.
  2. PROGID stands for Programmatic Identifier.
  3. APPID stands for Application Identifier.

Generally, the DCOM Error 1084 occurs on your screen if you had recently updated your Windows computer then there is a higher chance that it has messed up with your documents due to which this error is popping up on your screen.

The symptoms of this error is that it slow downs the speed of your computer, the errors can also occur when your hard disk is failing, and in this situation, you have to check your drives by using the CHKSDSK.

Steps to Troubleshoot DCOM Error 1084 on Windows 10

To troubleshoot the DCOM Error 1084 on Windows 10, follow the steps to fix this error, but before going further with the steps always remember that you have to follow the steps in ascending order to avoid trouble and damages. Also, create a system restore point to save your data in a safe place. Here how to fix it:

Method-1: Re-install Graphics Driver

If you are experiencing the screen flashing, there is higher potentiality that it can be caused due to this error. This error often occurs because of some bad graphics driver, in this situation, you have to reinstall them on your computer. Here how to do it:

  1. Navigate to the ‘Start’ Menu and click on it.
  2. Click to type “Device Manager” in the Start menu search box to open the Device Manager.
  3. Under the “Device Manager” window, find the “Display Adapter” and click on it to expand it.
  4. After that, right-click on the graphics card driver and choose and click on the Uninstall tab.
  5. Next, follow the on-screen instruction.
  6. Once done, your driver will be automatically uninstalled from your PC.
  7. Finally, restart your computer system.

Method-2: Running Safe Mode

For booting your computer in Safe Mode, do the following steps:

  1. Go and click on the Start menu icon.
  2. Now, hit the Power tab and pressing and holding the Shift key, click on the Restart option.
  3. Once your PC boots up, it will display a blue screen with a roll of some options.
  4. From the given list, choose “Troubleshoot” option.
  5. Next, choose the “Advanced Options” tab and click on it.
  6. Under the “Advanced Options” window, hit on the “Startup Settings option.
  7. After that, a list will appear on your screen; hit the F4key to boot your system in Safe Boot Mode.

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