Top 7 Ways to Fix Runtime Errors on Windows 11 – Guiding Tech

Do you keep getting runtime errors every time you launch specific programs on Windows 11? Well, then it’s certainly a cause for concern. If the standard fixes, such as restarting the program or your computer, don’t work, it’s time to dig a little deeper.

There can be several reasons behind a runtime error, ranging from damaged system files to improper program installation. Below are some effective troubleshooting tips you can employ to fix runtime errors on Windows 11.

1. Run SFC and DISM Scans

Damaged or corrupted system files on your PC can cause runtime errors. Fortunately, Windows includes some built-in tools that can help you easily repair those system files.

Before begin troubleshooting, it’s essential to ensure that filesystem on your harddrive or SSD isn’t suffering from any errors. For that, you can run an SFC (or System File Checker) scan on your PC by following the steps below.

Step 1: Right-click on the Start icon and select Terminal (Admin) from the list.

Step 2: In the console, run the following command and press Enter:

sfc /scannow

After the scan completes, you’ll see details if there are any errors. Also, you’ll find instructions to repair those errors from the command prompt.

After that, run the DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) scan.

Launch Windows Terminal with administrative privileges (as shown above), run the following commands one by one and press Enter after each command:

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

It’s normal for the process to appear stuck at times. So, do not close the Terminal window until the scan is complete. Restart your PC only after you see the message of the scan completed and see if the runtime error appears again.

2. Repair Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages

Problems with the Visual C++ Redistributable packages on your PC can also give rise to runtime errors on Windows 11. You can try repairing them to see if that helps.

Step 1: Click the search icon on the Taskbar, type in control panel, and press Enter.

Step 2: Use the drop-down menu in the top right corner to change the view type to large or small icons. Then, go to Programs and Features.

Step 3: Select the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package and click on Change. You’ll have to repeat this process to repair all the packages.

Step 4: Hit the Repair button and wait for the process to complete.

3. Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages

If repairing Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages does not help, you can try reinstalling them. Here’s how you can go about it.

Step 1: Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box. Type appwiz.cpl in the Open field and press Enter.

Step 2: Select the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package and click on Uninstall.

Step 3: Click Uninstall to confirm.

Repeat the above steps to remove all the old, unwanted packages. Next, head over to Microsoft’…….


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