This error can occur due to Windows update or driver malfunction as reported by the users in the Microsoft Community Forums.
I just updated my MDT task sequence for installing Win 10 Enterprise from 1703 to 1803 all deploys correctly but when trying to enroll in face recognition the bioenrollmenthost.exe crashes with error below. I have updated drivers, bios, tpm and can not get this to work.
In order to fix the Windows Hello issues in Windows 10, keep reading our guide below.
How do I fix the bioenrollmenthost.exe msvcrt.dll error?
1. Roll back to the previous build
- Click on Start and select Settings.
- Choose Update and Security.
- Click the Recovery tab.
- Under Go back to the previous version of Windows 10 click the Get Started button.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to roll back to the previous version of Windows. After the restart check if you are able to set up Biometric sign-in feature.
- You can roll back to the previous Windows OS build from the settings within 10 days of the build was installed.
If the bioenrollmenthost.exe msvcrt.dll error started to occur after upgrading to the latest Windows OS build, the issue can be with the Windows build and not your system.
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2. Update Camera Driver
- Press Windows Key + R to open Run.
- Type devmgmt.msc and press OK to open the device Manager.
- In the Device Manager, expand Cameras section.
- Right-click on your camera and select Update driver.
- Select Search automatically for updated driver software.
- Wait for Windows to look for any pending updates and install them.
- Reboot the system and check for any improvements. Hopefully, you won’t see the bioenrollmenthost.exe msvcrt.dll error anymore.
3. Install Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Update
- Go to the Microsoft Download Center.
- Select the language and click on the Download button.
- Now select the Download file for 64-bit or 32-bit (x86) Windows version and click Next.
- Run the installer and wait for the installation to complete.
- Reboot the system and check if you are able to set up Windows Hello facial recognition feature without any error.
This should resolve the bioenrollmenthost.exe msvcrt.dll error for good.
These were our solutions to quickly solve this annoying problem. Which of them did you use? Leave us your answer in the comment section below.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in July 2019 and was revamped and updated in February 2021 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.