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Runtime Errors, And How They Can Be Prevented

Jul 14, 2008
Runtime errors are a common occurrence on many computers, and these messages can be very annoying and frustrating for users. There are ways to prevent runtime errors from happening if you use some preventative maintenance and ensure that your PC security level is high enough. These methods will allow you to stop these errors while helping to boost the way your PC runs and functions. The steps involved are basic, and you do not need extensive computer knowledge to perform them and eliminate the runtime errors.

The first thing you should do is to run Disk Cleanup. This Windows utility will help you clean up files on your disk that are not needed or used. It will also help you remove temporary Internet files and pages that are stored on your system, plus delete any cookies, saved passwords, and links. Disk Cleanup can free up a significant amount of space and resources on your computer, and this will help to stop any runtime errors from happening.

Ways To Stop Runtime Errors

Protect your computer against viruses and other software programs which may harm or damage your system. Make sure you have anti virus software installed so any infections are detected immediately, before any damage is done. These programs are available online, and the cost ranges from free to very expensive, depending on whether you are a business or home user, and what functions you need in an anti virus program. The business version will cost more because of the increased abilities, but you can find many anti virus programs that offer a free version for home users.

Spyware can be a big cause of Runtime errors, and these programs are insidious. Spyware usually does not tell you before it downloads and installs, and these programs do not get consent from the user. Instead they run secretly in the background, causing your computer performance to greatly decrease, and the number of error messages to increase significantly. Spyware also has the ability to capture sensitive personal information by recording the keystrokes you enter and the sites you visit.

Eliminate all unnecessary or unused programs from your PC. The more programs you have installed on your system, the more likely you are to get an error message, including those messages relating to runtime errors. By removing all the programs you do not use and need regularly, you will free up both resources and disk space on your system, and this will prevent some errors from occurring.

The best way to prevent and fix runtime errors is to clean out the system registry. When programs are added or removed, fragments may stay in the registry. In addition, many viruses, spyware, and other harmful programs may add keys and entries to the registry. All of these can fill up the registry and cause errors to occur, plus they will affect the speed and performance of your PC. A registry cleaner can clean out the registry in just minutes in most cases, without any of the risks involved if you are attempting to manually edit the registry. This will prevent and fix runtime errors.
About the Author
Brian Williams is a self-confessed PC fiddler dedicated to 'spreading the word' when it comes to fixing PC errors and helping people make the most use of their PCs. For FREE ACCESS to more PC tips n' tricks, just visit Optimize-Your-PC.com.
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