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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Runtime Error, A Brief Introduction

A runtime error is a computer error that appears in the form of a message box consisting of a particular code and computer becomes noticeably slow before a runtime error appears.

No sooner the runtime error message has been displayed and closed, the software showing this error would normally hang or close automatically. In some cases, the operating system may reboot.

A wide variety of errors cause these problems. which include:

  • conflicts between the TSR (Terminate and Stay Resident Program)and other
  • currently running applications;
  • software issues;
  • memory problems;
  • and harmful applications such as computer viruses.

With this, the procedures necessary to correct this type of error differs from one case to another. If the runtime error you are experiencing were caused by a TSR then you can simply use the "end task" function of the Task Manager.

If you consequently encounter a runtime error that is persistent, the software that displays the error message has certain issues and problems. You can resolve this problem by visiting the website of the software's developer and downloading and installing all the updates and patches needed for the smooth running of the software. However, if you have already installed all updates and patches and the runtime error message still appears, you can opt to uninstall and reinstall the program.

Another type of runtime error is usually caused by memory issues. In this case, it is a good idea to first contact the developer of the application that caused the error message. More often than not, they can provide you with a possible set of solutions. But if their given solutions cannot resolve the issues, you need to contact the manufacturer of your computer or motherboard and ask for a technician or someone from the company who can assess your hardware.

A different type of runtime error is caused by harmful programs such as viruses and other malicious processes. These harmful programs are capable of altering the computer's settings. With this, they are very much capable of generating runtime errors. In order to prevent runtime errors that are caused by such malicious programs, you need to frequently update your software security application. If your PC does not have a good software security program, you need to install one and scan your computer for possible threats to the stability of your system and the security of your private data.

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