5 easy steps to Fix Dell PCDRCUI.exe system Error

  • PCDRCUI.exe is associted with PC Doctor application.
  • PC Doctor application is developed by Dell Support Center to fix errors associated with Dell devices.
  • If PCDRCUI.exe file gets corrupted or missed then Dell support center can give you an error.
Steps to fix PCDRCUI exe error

What is pcdrcui.exe?

Pcdrcui.exe is an executable file from Dell Support Center, developed by Dell to help out users to patch many errors. But because it is an executable file we must be careful about it and make sure that it is from the Dell support center not a trojan or a malware file which can harm our system.

PC Doctor, Dell Support Center built the software to help out the users. One of the software uses is to check the disks for bad sectors or any problem and to check pc health and help diagnose pc problems.Dell support center is preinstalled in almost all new laptops or tablets ,notebooks to help the users if an issue occurs. When software detects any issue it sends the system state information to the Dell Support center which will inform and help the user to troubleshoot the issue. Some of the users cannot run Dell support Center or Lenovo ThinkVantage because of pcdrcui.exe error . There can be many reasons for errors like corrupt or missing files, malware or firewall blocking applications.

Is pcdrcui.exe safe?

Yes, PCDRCUI.exe is completely safe if downloaded from PC Doctor website or legitiamte source. Some antivirus engines may alert PC doctor as threat, then we will recommend you to remove Dell Support Center with antivirus and re-install it from Dell website.

Causes of pcdrcui.exe application error

PCDRCUI.exe application error can occur in Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Windows 10, as this error is not specific to particular operating system. It is associated with applications like PC doctor, Dell Support Assistant, Lenovo Support, Toshiba Care application. PC doctor or Dell system can give PCDRCUI.exe process error because of many reasons, still below we have listed 4 main reasons because of which PCDRCUI.exe can show an system error:

  • PCDRCUI.exe can gets corrupted due to some hardware or software changed.
  • Some programs can delete important files of PC Doctor, which can lead to PC Doctor error.
  • As mentioned earlier some third-party antivirus or firewall can block PCDRCUI.exe.
  • If system have malware or virus than it can show PCDRCUI.exe error.

How to check if PC Doctor is not infected by malware?

First of all we have to check if this is malware software or a Dell Support Center file. For that first check the trustworthiness of the executable yourself:  

  • PCDRCUI.exe location must be c:\program files\Dell Support Center\pcdrcui.exe
  • Publisher : Dell inc.
  • Publisher url : www.dell.com
  • Size: 51.13 MB

Now you can also use an anti-malware tool for malware detection to check if the file is correct or not. If you find that file is not any malware or virus infected but you want to delete it you can remove it from your windows by following ways.

Common error messages of pcdrcui.exe

Here are common errors messages, if PCDRCUI.exe gets corrupted or missing:

  • pcdrcui.exe Application Error
  • pcdrcui.exe system error
  • pcdrcui.exe lenevo system error
  • pcdrcui.exe is not a valid Win32 application
  • pcdrcui.exe is not running
  • pcdrcui.exe not found
  • Cannot find pcdrcui.exe
  • Error starting program: pcdrcui.exe
  • Faulting Application Path: pcdrcui.exe

How to fix pcdrcui.exe error?

Dell Support Center or PC doctor can give any of the above error messages due to many reasons, but to fix it you just have to follow below steps:

Total Time: 5 minutes

step 1 # remove dell pc doctor application

Uninstall PC doctor application and install it again from Dell website. To delete PC doctor you can perform follow steps:

  • Press Windows key + R, together – To open Run Window.
  • Type appwiz.cpl, and click OK – To open Programs and Features from Control Panel.
  • List of software installed on your PC will be shown, from this list click on PC doctor application and uninstall it.
  • Restart your system.
  • step 2 # Re-install dell pc doctor

    Once your system comes back, try to download PC Doctor (PCDRCUI.exe), from here.
    After uninstalling from your system, restart the computer and again install the application freshly by downloading it from the official website and installing it again on your computer again . This  should solve corrupt file errors and problems.

    step 3 # Unblocking pcdrcui.exe in Window Firewall

    Your window firewall can also block Dell Support center execution and show pcdrcui.exe error. Window firewall is your window operating system’s network security system which controls incoming and outgoing network traffic including activity on the internet. If your software execution is blocked by the firewall then you have to unblock pcdrcui.exe from the firewall network security system.we will look at how to do it.

  • Press Window key + R key together.
  • Type firewall.cpl in it and click ok.
  • From left sidebar, Click on allow app or feature through firewall
  • Click on change settings and then click on allow another app.
  • Click browse and locate file pcdrcui.exe in program file folder
  • Click add and then click ok.
  • Your app is now allowed through Window firewall
  • step 4 # run sfc /scannow

    SFC /scannow can resolve many errors including PCDRCUI.exe error. To execute this step follow below process:

  • Press Windows key, Type cmd, Run Command Prompt as Administrator.
  • Run sfc /scannow command by pressing Enter/Return Key.
  • Wait for the process to complete to 100%.
  • Restart your system and try to run Dell Support Center
  • With the help of this step you can solve many system errors still if you are here to fix another error, then visit our specific section for the guides to fix Windows Errors.

    step 5 # run DISM command

    Just like SFC /scannow DISM commands can resolve many system errors like Windows Update or Activation errors. To execute this fix follow these steps:

  • Press Windows key, Type cmd, Run Command Prompt as Administrator.
  • Run DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command by pressing Enter/Return Key.
  • Wait for the process to complete to 100%.
  • Restart your system and try to run Dell Support Center or PC doctor.
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    As we can see from above, that pcdrcui.exe error can be fixed by above given methods. There are two other applications powered by PC-Doctor with the same name pcdrcui.exe, namely Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox and Dell Support Assist. These are also user support systems to troubleshoot the problems. If you are facing errors with these applications, then also you can follow similar steps.