Many people have reported an error with Prime.exe on their IBM ThinkPad 570 MT 2644 programs. While the problem seems to root from missing files, their leading cause lies in malware interferences mainly.

What is Causing this Problem?

The Prime.exe error has been passed around with different names because it appears in multiple system areas. Some have reported it as “Error in Application: PRIME.EXE,” while others describe a “Win32 Software Error: PRIME.EXE” error message popping up. The main issue is rooted in damages due to malware. These viruses damage critical system files such as the Prime.exe and can continue to do so if left unchecked. So, tending to this issue is crucial in the short term and can save you from a long-term issue that might be coming up.

Fix 1: Use Windows Defender

Start by heading to Windows Settings, and look for the Privacy & Security section. Once there, open the Windows Security setting and enter the Virus & Threat Protection tab. After that, search for a ‘Microsoft Defender Offline Scan’ and open it, then click on Scan and wait for it to complete. Once done, let the PC reboot itself automatically and see if the Prime.exe file issue is resolved.

Fix 2: Use Third-Party Anti-virus

If you are still getting the Prime.exe Error on Windows, chances are Windows Security has failed to detect it. You can download a third-party anti-virus and use it to detect any malware. If a virus is detected, quarantine it using the utility, and the malware will be separated from the system.

If you’re having trouble with Windows updates, registry errors, drivers, and activation, we recommend using Restoro. This software will scan and fix your problem automatically.

Fix 3: Use System File Checker

SFC, short for System File Checker, is a Windows utility for issues such as Prime.exe error where files are missing or corrupt due to some malware. Since in the previous fixes, we worked on removing the source of this problem, we did not replace the missing/corrupt file with a fresh one, and to do that, you must follow the sequence of steps below.

First and foremost, open the Run program by pressing the Win+R keys, type in CMD, and hit Enter, launch it in administrative mode. Once the window opens, type in ‘sfc /scannow’ and hit Enter to execute the SFC Scan. Wait for the scan and file replacement to complete and restart your PC. Then, see if the problem remains or not.


Dealing with missing files, such as Prime.exe can seem like a difficult task for beginners, but once you get the hang of it, the solution lies in only a single fix from the above. If you are facing errors and issues with other PC games or your PC, then also see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes.

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