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How to fix Windows 2000 runtime error?

Windows is arguably the most commonly used operating system worldwide but if you’ve been using the OS for a long time, you might be aware of the thousands of errors that the system can run into for things as little as a missing file or conflicting software.

Windows 2000 runtime error code 4 is one of the frequently reported issues and in this article we discuss the causes of the Windows 2000 runtime error code 4 and how you can fix it in a jiffy.


What causes Windows 2000 runtime error code 4?

Errors are expected even with the best programs; the runtime errors usually occur because four main reasons:

  • Virus infection
  • Conflicting program
  • Memory problem
  • Incompatible graphics card

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How to fix the Windows 2000 runtime error code 4 ?

Here are seven ways to fix the Windows 2000 error code 4.

Close the conflicting programs using the task manager

The most common cause for runtime errors is that some programs conflict with each other. To resolve the problem, follow these steps:

  • Press Ctrl > Alt > Del buttons at the same time to open the task manager
  • Click on the Processes tab.
  • In the processes tab Right click on the programs, then select the End task option — from the new menu — to close the program.

The conflicting program will show the error when you close the process, if it is not resolved then you can follow the next method.

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Uninstall and reinstall the conflicting program that you found in task manager

Sometimes the programs are not installed properly and start conflicting with the other programs, so you can uninstall the program from the Control panel > Program and Features.

Find the program in the control panel and uninstall it and check if the error is resolved or not. You can reinstall the program after the error is resolved.


Keep virus protection program up-to-date

As we have mentioned above virus is a cause for runtime error, so do a full virus scan through your virus protection program and once you find out the virus, remove it or quarantine the virus.

Keep your anti-virus/anti-malware software updated.

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Re-install MS visual C++ package

Runtime error might be caused because the runtime library was not properly updated. To resolve that uninstall the MS visual C++ package and install a fresh one.


Cleanup your disk

Runtime error can be caused because your computer is short on memory.

  • You can use disk cleanup by Right-clicking on the main directory of your computer and then clicking on Properties > General tab.
  • You can try freeing some space from your drives by backing up your data to some external hard drives.
  • Clear your computer’s cache memory.

Reinstall your computer’s Graphics Driver

Runtime error can be caused due to a bad graphics driver; you can uninstall the driver and reinstall the latest and fresh version from the original site.

To uninstall the graphics driver, follow these simple steps:

  • Open Device manager the find the device manager
  • Right-click on the Video Card Driver and click on the Uninstall option.
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If the error is related to Internet Explorer, you can disable script debugging and error notifications. To disable script debugging and error notifications, follow these steps: Open Internet explorer, and then open Settings > Internet option > Advanced tab and find Disable script debugging.

Click on the box beside the Radio button and uncheck Display notification about every script error > Apply > Ok.

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