The unfading popularity of Windows XP has started to create a headache for Microsoft. Even after 12 years since its release, XP still accounts for about 20 percent of total Windows market share. Owing to the higher vulnerability of the operating system to the latest security threats, Microsoft has been warning users to switch to the new operating systems from Microsoft. If you still own an XP powered machine and do not plan to make a shift to any new OS in near future, it is best to update your XP with the latest service pack. Common XP problems such as runtime errors can be averted to a great extent by updating the OS.
How to fix Microsoft errors in XP
According to XP experts, runtime errors in an XP system occur when you attempt to open certain files. In fact, it appears as a warning. At times, the error can be triggered by invalid entries in Windows Registry. If the cause of runtime error in your Windows XP machine were an invalid entry in the Registry, running a Registry Cleaner would help you get the issue fixed. Here are the instructions.
Instructions for fixing the XP Runtime errors
- Ensure that all running programs or applications are closed.
- Update your Windows with latest patches and bug fixes. If the runtime error message you get has an error code, type the error message in a search engine and find out what the issue is all about.
- If you have noticed any debug option when the runtime error occurred, execute the following steps. Go to Internet Explorer and select Tools and choose Internet Options from the context menu. Press the tab titled Advanced and choose the option that says Disable Script debugging. Close the Internet Options wizard and restart the browser.
- After that, remove all spyware and viruses in your computer by running a valid antivirus program. Virus is listed among the top reasons for runtime errors. Make sure that the antivirus program is updated. If you do not have a licensed antivirus program, download and install a trial version.
The simple steps given above should fix Microsoft errors including runtime errors in your Windows XP computer. Windows support for XP is set to end by April this year. Hence, make sure that you update your operating system with the latest service pack and security patches before this date.