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Fix: Autopilot.dll Wil error was reported

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Windows is by far the most popular PC operating system on the planet. However, as hard as Microsoft has worked to get Windows where it is today, it still isn’t immune to random bugs and glitches that keep ruining the user experience from time to time. 

In this article, we’re talking about the Autopilot.dll WIL error, its causes and what you can do to fix the problem.

What causes this error?

There can be a number of problems that can trigger this error for you. Some of the most common reasons are as follows:

  • Outdated Windows version. 
  • Corrupt or missing system files.
  • OS instability caused by overclocking.

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How to fix this?

Here are six solutions you can try. 

Check for an update

The first thing you should do is update your PC. Updating your PC will, in most cases, update your drivers and files fixing any issues.

Check out this detailed guide to know how to update your PC here

Run an SFC scan

Corrupt files are the number one reason your PC might behave weirdly. Here’s how you can get rid of them and potentially resolve the error. 

Step 1: Press the Windows Key + S to open the Cortana/Search box and search for Powershell. Open Windows Powershell from the search results.

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Step 2: Type sfc /scannow to scan your system for issues. 

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Step 3: If the SFC scan finds any problems, use the following command to resolve them. 

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
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Restart your PC, and the error should be resolved. 

Stop overclocking

If you’re overclocking your CPU, GPU or RAM, there’s a chance that you’re running into thermal throttling issues, which are causing more harm than good. Revert your PC to the default factory settings to see if that helps. 

Disable Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant Service

Microsoft’s sign-in assistant service is usually responsible for facilitating signing in on different services on your PC but can sometimes interfere with the functionality of other programs. You can try disabling it to see if that fixes your problem.

Step 1: Press Windows key + R to open the Run prompt. Type services.msc and hit enter. 

Step 2: Find the Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant service and double-click it to open its properties.

Step 3: Click the Startup dropdown in the General tab and select Disabled. 

The issue should be gone. 

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Restore to a previous backup

Restoring your system to a previous state when everything was working fine can often help solve BSOD problems on Windows. 

Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Reset this PC. Then, launch the Recovery setting from the search results. 

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Step 2: Click on Open System Restore. 

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Step 3: Select the recommended restore point and click the Next button to proceed. 

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This should revert any software or driver-related errors that might be causing errors.

Repair your system

If nothing else works, the best way to eliminate the error is by simply reinstalling or repairing your OS. 

The Windows Media Creation tool is a great way to install Windows and repair the OS. Using this, you can perform a clean installation or repair your OS without affecting your data.

You can download the Media Creation Tool here

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: