The 131 error is a common World of Warcraft error that’s caused by your computer not being able read a file that it requires to run the World Of Warcraft game. As can be seen in the error above, the actual file itself can be quite obscure, and the error can show for a number of different reasons, including everything from your computer being out of date to your registry settings having some sort of problem. If you’re seeing this error on your system, you need to fix any of the problems that are leading it to show – a process that can be done by using the steps below:
What Causes The 131 Error With World Of Warcraft?
The 131 error is continually being caused by problems & issues within the system of your PC, especially with particular files. The most likely cause of the problem is down to the a particular file being corrupted – but can also have a number of other problems with the likes of Windows not having the correct settings, or being out of date. You can fix the problems you’re seeing by using the steps outlined below:
How To Fix The 131 Error On Your PC
Step 1 – Download A Repair Tool
We’re fortunate in that Blizzard actually released a working repair tool to fix the error you’re seeing on your system. You can download this repair tool and then run it to fix any of the corrupted files that your system may have. This should work to resolve the error, but if it does not you should then proceed onto the steps below:
Step 2 – Re-Install World Of Warcraft
The first step to resolve this error is to re-install the version of World of Warcraft that’s on your PC. This will basically refresh any of the files / settings that could be causing problems for your system, and will essentially allow Windows to run the game much smoother as a result. You can re-install your game by using the tutorial here:
- Click “Start > Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs”
- Remove World Of Warcraft from your system
- Follow the Uninstall process
- Restart your PC
- Allow your computer to re-install the application
Step 3 – Clean The Registry Of Your PC
The “registry” is a central database which stores all the settings & information that your computer uses to run its software. This is a very important part of your computer, which is continually being opened whenever your use your system – and is consequently being opened 1,000’s of times when you play World Of Warcraft. Although the registry will usually work perfectly on your PC, it’s got a habit of continually becoming damaged and corrupted – leading your system to run much slower and with problems as a result. If you try the steps above and find they only have limited effectiveness, it’s recommended that you use a registry cleaner to fix any of the problems that your system may have.