What is Runtime Error in Vista?
Windows Vista runtime errors
Windows Vista computer users occasionally encounter runtime errors which are errors that occur during a program’s runtime. The runtime is the period of time when a program is running. Runtime errors in Vista don’t generally cause the application to completely stop (those errors are generally called stop errors) though they do disrupt the program’s proper execution. For example, a component of the program may fail if that function requires an external DLL file that no longer exists. A runtime error will appear notifying you of the problem and you may not be able to use that particular function, but in general the entire application won’t crash.
Losing data is a possibility
While Vista runtime errors don’t generally cause program or system crashes, they can damage the file that you’re working with and you may lose data within the file. When a file is severely damaged due to the interruption, you may not be able to open it in the future.
Vista runtime errors can be caused by memory issues, conflicts between two running programs, programming errors, and malware such as computer viruses and spyware. Troubleshooting runtime errors involves addressing each of these potential root causes.
In addition to troubleshooting your runtime errors by taking these steps, consider turning on Vista’s Problem Reports and Solutions feature.
Go to Start > Control Panel > System and Maintenance > Problem Reports and Solutions. Now, click on Change Settings and choose the option labeled “Check for solutions automatically.” Click OK. The next time your computer encounters a Vista runtime error, Windows will check Microsoft’s database to see if a solution to that problem currently exists. If one does, instructions will be provided to you as to how to solve the problem. If the solution involves an update, a link to the update is usually provided.
Send problem report
If no solution currently exists, you may be prompted to send a problem report to Microsoft. There is no danger in doing this. It does not compromise your privacy in any way. Go ahead and send the problem report so that Microsoft can get to work at solving this particular runtime error in Vista.
Runtime Error Types
How to Fix Runtime Errors