What is Runtime Error in AOL?
Runtime errors in AOL are errors that occur at some point during AOL’s execution. Runtime refers to the time from which a program, in this case AOL, is launched to the time that it is terminated. Errors that occur during a program’s runtime are called runtime errors. As with any broad category of computer errors, many runtime errors exist. Even within a single application such as AOL, dozens of different runtime errors may occur for a number of reasons.
Runtime Errors in AOL
Runtime errors in AOL can originate in the software itself. In this case, an exception may have occurred that the software is not equipped to handle or a bug may exist within the programming. Exceptions are events that the software encounters. Software is programmed to respond to triggers and events, but if an event doesn’t have associated instructions for dealing with it, it becomes an exception. From there, the software performs an exception handling routine where it searches for additional programming instructions. If the programmer has included instructions telling AOL how to deal with the exception, AOL will follow those instructions. If not, AOL does not know what to do other than display a runtime error message.
Bugs in AOL software can also trigger runtime errors. Software developers test their software extensively before releasing it. However, test environments can’t possibly account for all variables. Once new versions of AOL are released, it’s not unusual for new bugs to be discovered in the software as millions of users begin using AOL on computers of all types and configurations. You may be using AOL only to discover that a runtime error is generated every time you use a certain device such as a webcam or scanner.
Low memory and computer viruses are also underlying causes of runtime errors in AOL and other programs.
Solving a Runtime Error in AOL
If you are experiencing a runtime error in AOL, take a few minutes to consider the possible causes of the error. Does the error consistently happen when performing a specific function within the AOL software? Does the error message give you any other clues such as “a file is missing or corrupt”? Does the runtime error occur intermittently, especially when your computer is running low on resources? If you can pinpoint the cause, it’s easier to know which solution to try. The following general steps should help with your runtime error in AOL:
· Update AOL and your operating system. Just as developers discover new bugs once the software is released, they also fix them and issue updates. You should update AOL as well as Windows.
· If AOL generates runtime errors whenever you use a certain program or device, then update the program or device as well.
· If you receive an AOL error that says, “Visual C++ library. Runtime error. Abnormal program termination” you will need to uninstall AOL, delete the files in your C:\Windows\Temp folder, empty your Recycle Bin, and then reinstall AOL.
If the AOL runtime error seems to be related to memory issues, you may have too many programs running, a computer virus, or Spyware. Close unnecessary programs (and consider limiting startup programs in the future) and run a complete malware scan to ensure that your computer is not infected.
Runtime Error Types
How to Fix Runtime Errors