How to Fix Runtime Library Error

Runtime errors occur when one or more files or processes that are launched sequentially when you run a program develop a glitch. In this article, we will discuss tips that help you prevent and fix runtime library error.

First, let’s take a look at the common causes of runtime errors:

  • Malware programs
  • Missing or damaged Windows files
  • Broken or corrupt software installation
  • Registry Issues
  • Memory Issues

You may perform the following steps to fix runtime library error:

Run a malware scan

Malware programs, such as viruses, worms, rootkits, and trojans, if present on your computer, can corrupt files and cause recurring runtime errors when you try to run your applications. The first thing you should do when you receive a runtime error is to run a malware scan on your computer using advanced security tools, such as STOPzilla Antivirus and Spyware Cease. If the malware scan reports infection, promptly remove the malware and restart your computer. Run your applications again to see if they are working normally.

Run the SFC (System File Checker) command

If the error persists, run the SFC command. System File Checker is a built-in command-line utility in Windows that scans all the protected Windows files. In case a file is found to be missing, damaged, or is of an incorrect version, it replaces the file from the Cache Folder, or from the Windows Installation disc.

To run the SFC command, perform the steps illustrated below:

Note: To run the SFC command, you need to be logged in with Administrative rights. Also, you may be prompted to insert the Windows Installation disc, so keep your original Windows CD or DVD handy.

  • Click Start and then click Run.
  • Next, to scan and repair Windows protective files, type the following command in the Open box and press Enter:
    sfc /scannow

After running the SFC command, download and install the latest Windows updates.

Reinstall the Software

If the error still persists, the runtime library error may occur due to broken software installation or damaged software files. To fix the issue, uninstall and reinstall the software. When you uninstall software, ensure that all its associated files and registry entries are also removed. To completely uninstall software or programs, you may use a reliable third-party uninstaller tool, such as Perfect Uninstaller.

Run a registry scan

Incorrect, corrupt, or missing registry entries also cause runtime library errors to occur. At this point, if you are still getting the error, it will be prudent to run a registry scan, using a reliable registry cleaning tool, such as RegServe.

RegServe is a top-rated registry cleaner that uses advanced algorithms to perform deep registry scans and removes all the bad registry entries.

Install more RAM

Runtime errors may also occur if you do not have sufficient memory. Check the amount of RAM you have installed and if it is minimal, install more RAM.

In case the above steps fail to resolve the runtime error, contact the manufacturer of the software that is generating the recurring runtime library errors for help.