Fixing Runtime Errors

Because runtime errors (or run time errors) are specific to each program running on your computer, determining the cause of a runtime error is very difficult. Usually, when an application throws a runtime error, it will provide additional information. The error may say something like "Runtime Error: abnormal program termination", or "A Runtime Error has occurred. Do you wish to Debug?". Sometimes, when the JavaScript code on a web page fails to execute correctly, it may say something like "Error: Object required". It is important to always record all of the information presented in the error message before proceeding, as well as note what you were doing when the error occurred.

Attributing runtime errors to a program

Do you remember what you were doing when the runtime error occurred? If you were viewing a web page when you received a run time error, the web page you were viewing was probably trying to execute buggy JavaScript, Java, or ActiveX code. If you were running an application, the program you were using probably had faulty code within it. The solution for this is to download the latest patch from the manufacturer of the software.

Permanently fixing runtime errors

Once you've attributed the runtime error to a certain program or activity, try to resolve the runtime error by reinstalling and updating the software. If the run time error is generated by a web page, consider upgrading your browser to a newer version, or switching to an alternative browser like Mozilla Firefox or Opera.

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