How to Fix Runtime Errors?

In modern operating system environments, there are basically very few things which can cause annoyance to the computer user. One of the most common annoyances is the occurrence of a runtime error.


For novice computer users, the immediate reaction is that they have done something wrong. However, runtime errors can be caused by a number of factors. Runtime errors also very seldom cause major damage to the computer system or the corresponding application. This means that in most instances runtime errors are completely benign.


In the Microsoft Windows operating system, a runtime error usually results in a popup message box that will alert the user of the problem. At this instance, there is little to nothing that can be done to address the problem except for terminating the associated software application that caused the fault. In some instances, the program may fail to terminate in which case the computer user needs to shutdown the machine.


The message alert unfortunately will not provide a wealth of information on what caused the runtime error to occur. Also, it will not provide the computer user with a way of resolving the issue. There are some basic areas which can be checked to minimize the occurrence of annoying runtime errors, which may lead to data loss if the computer user fails to save his work.


The Windows database is considered by many as the nerve center of the Microsoft Windows operating system environment. This is a complex database of the important data associated with the different settings and preferences for the installed hardware and software components of the machine. Each time a new program or a new hardware component is added, its information is stored in the Windows database.


In this aspect, it is easy to understand how a problem in this database can lead to runtime errors. You should create a restore point before making any changes to the Windows database. It is also recommended to download a third-party PC optimization tool to resolve problems. This will minimize the possibility of damaging the Windows database and rendering the operating system unusable.


Another potential source of runtime errors is the bugs in the installed programs. Unless you have access to the source code of the application or have considerable knowledge in programming, the best way to resolve this issue is to notify the developer. You can also check on the Internet for any new releases and update your application.


Make sure that you are using the correct version of the program for the operating system that you have. Some software developers provide different versions of their programs for the various operating system platforms in the market. Make sure you have the correct one before installing it on your machine.


Another common cause of runtime errors which the computer user has more control over is the lack of installed Random Access Memory (RAM). Insufficient memory in a computer system may lead to runtime errors. This is one of the reasons why the majority of the system requirements for software applications specify a minimum as well as recommended amount of system memory.


Spyware, adware, and other malware are also potential causes of runtime errors. To address this problem simply install a reliable anti-spyware program in your machine. Make sure that it is always updated and regularly scans your system. Constant computer system protection will help you to prevent runtime errors that are attributed to this cause.


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