Windows® XP Error Messages
Common error messages on Windows® XP and ways to fix errors
Regardless of the type of operating system you are using, you are bound to encounter error messages. There is possibly no guaranteed way of avoiding these problems. However, these problems are quite common and can be dealt with easily. Let us first look at what possible common error messages you may get on your Windows XP. Error messages such as RunDll and Dll errors are quite common when using Windows . Dll errors occur when the program you are trying to access is missing a file. Sometimes,important files may be missing when you try to open a program. This is when you will end up with errors such as “Unable to find the file xxx.exe” and “Error in starting program xxx. Dll was not found.” Dll error messages can also crop up when you try to uninstall any software on your Windows XP. Without realizing it,Windows may remove some files which you may actually need. You may also experience RunDll errors on your Windows® XP. These are usually caused by corrupt or incomplete installations which have taken place. You will get the Rundll error messages when Windows tries to open up a file which has been affected. RunDll errors may also occur if files have been affected by virus and spyware. Another common Windows XP error message you may get is the Windows shutdown error. This error message displays itself in the form of a hanging when trying to shut down the computer completely. When this happens, it means that there is some error in the registry. Having seen the common error messages on Windows XP, let us look at some ways to resolve these issues:
- Use registry cleaner
- Check registry
- Check problem programs
Use registry cleaner
A Windows XP registry cleaner should be used to solve most of the problems you face with Windows XP. This registry cleaner is a software which is designed to set your registry right. The clear will set right missing dll files and corrupt registry entries. All you need to do is run this software and click away on your mouse. Thereafter, you should run this cleaner at least once a week so that small problems can be picked up before they wreck havoc to your computer. The registry cleaner will fix errors like crashes, freezing, missing dll files, slowdown of the computer, startup problems
and so on. Therefore, the registry cleaner is a useful tool to have on your
If you are facing the problem where your Windows XP is taking a long time to shut down completely, then you should immediately go and check your Windows®registry. The Windows registry is an important directory which stores settings/options and contains information/settings about hardware devices and the software applications. Be careful with this directory because a small wrong move can be highly detrimental. Do back up all data before amending the registry. Close all applications which you think are causing the slow shut down. You can amend options like AutoEndTasks, WaitToKillApp, HangAppTime and WaitToKillServiceTimeout. You can also make use of shutdown tools such as 'Quick Shutdown.’ Meanwhile, also ensure that you have latest Service Pack along with updates installed. If the error message mentions a particular file/service, it means that it is listed on a tab under 'System Configuration utility,’ If so, turn it off.
As mentioned before, Rundll and dll error messages arise because of some problem with the installation of a program. Therefore, it might help to check if those programs have been installed properly. You could manually remove the programs and then try reinstalling them. Once you do this and try to access the programs again, you should note if you get similar errors. In case you have removed a program or any Windows component and have been experiencing the problem since then, then you should try reinstalling the program or component again. It is also possible that program has not been completely removed. Go to 'Add/ Remove Programs' to remove the program.