Component Object Model (COM) Error – WS_E_OBJECT_FAULTED 0x803D0001

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “WS_E_OBJECT_FAULTED 0x803D0001” that is returned when working with COM based APIs or libraries in Windows.

COM Error Message


What is COM?

Microsoft’s COM stands for Component Object Model. Component Object Model (COM) is a networked, object-oriented framework for building interoperable binary software components.   Microsoft’s OLE (compound documents), ActiveX (Internet-enabled components), and other products are built on the COM base technology.

Error Description

Below is the description of this COM Error.

The operation could not be completed because the object is in a faulted state due to a previous error.