run time error XP pro

  johnnyrocker 10 Apr 12

this morning i get an ongoing message from allegedly microsoft saying i have a runtime error, it was alright when i closed last night , have run a full mbam sweep which found nothing any ideas? Xp pro sp3 etc


  northumbria61 10 Apr 12

Simplest solution might be to just run System Restore to a prior backup restore point (i.e., prior to the time this happened), assuming this is not a hardware issue.

  johnnyrocker 10 Apr 12

tried system restore and unfortunately no change, an AVG scan in safe mode found nothing?


  Terry Brown 10 Apr 12

Try running (from run) chkdsk /f

This will run a check of your hard drive and fix any errors it finds.

You may need your XP CD


  lotvic 10 Apr 12

Were there any clues/messages/error numbers, as to which software program was causing the error?

Did you try: close the pc down, unplug from mains, hold power button in for 30secs (to clear volatile memory and discharge any remaining power), then plug back in and boot up.

  johnnyrocker 10 Apr 12

the only clue given was internet explorer "unauthorised shutdown", tried sfc scan and it said file in use and offered to scan on next boot which i accepted. will try lotvics ideas now and thank you


  johnnyrocker 10 Apr 12

i would add that firefox has no problem. the error message was abnormal shutdown and not as i said "unauthorised"


  rdave13 10 Apr 12

Do you have Google Toolbar installed? Try uninstalling it if you have, to see if the error still occurs.

  johnnyrocker 11 Apr 12

i dont have google toolbar installed


  johnnyrocker 11 Apr 12

additionally i uninstalled and reinstalled explorer with no effects and these messages are doing my head in


  lotvic 11 Apr 12

It might be one of the addons conflicting or messed up

Do you still get the message if you start IE in No Add-ons mode?

Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet Explorer (No add-ons)

Also have you cleared History and emptied the Temp folder and the Temp Internet Folder?

Start | Run | %Temp% | press OK (opens Windows Explorer at the Temp Folder so you can see the files)


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