Computer errors are almost as pervasive in the computing world as computers themselves. The increased use of computers, newer applications, and amount of malware floating around in cyber space, has also increased the chances of computer errors. The problem has become an epidemic, costing home and business users over $60 billion last year alone. On the other hand, the reaction of the computing community has been similar to patchwork and does not exhibit a long term strategy of error planning and resolution.
While PC and software manufacturers are trying their best to make their products error-free and fully protected from any security loop holes, at best they have only partially succeeded in doing this. With so many different potential sources of errors existing, it is important for you as a computer user to have some basic understanding of the nature of computer errors. This will not only help you take adequate protective measures, but will also enable you to decide on appropriate solutions.
This article intends to guide you through the causes of EXE errors and provide you with easy steps to resolve them.
It is important that all users understand the critical nature of EXE or executable files in making our computing so easy and user-friendly. Executable files are today used by almost all applications, programs and software to run and accomplish pre-specified tasks. Due to their vital nature, every computer contains thousands of EXE files. This increases the chances of an error occurring in these files as compared to other errors.
EXE errors can happen due to any of the following reasons:
There is conflict between programs: At times, a new program which is being installed may cause corruption of files or programs that are already residing on your PC. An example of such an error is the cntaosmgr.exe error. In order to deal with errors like these, you must make use of a utility provided in your operating system known as the Windows System Restore tool. This utility will assist you in reverting the settings of your system to the time prior to when the error took place.
You have unnecessary processes running in the background: Many processes may be running on your system without your knowledge and can pose problems. One such undesired EXE file is the ati2evxx.exe file that often comes pre-installed on your computer and uses up valuable computer resources. This causes your PC to slow down and the process must be disabled by using the System Configuration Utility or a third-party startup program manager tool in order to solve the issue.
You have undesired programs and unwanted enhancements: Many programs as well as enhancements are not really required and do very little to improve your computing experience. To make matters worse, many of them interfere with the normal functioning of your computer. One such problem faced by Vista users is audiodg.exe beeping. You can either remove the unwanted application or make sure that it does not load while the system is starting up.
Your PC is infected: EXE errors are often caused by virus and spyware that not only cause substantial damage to your system, but may also make changes to your Windows registry, thereby making the process of resolving these errors difficult. You must use reliable anti-virus and anti-spyware tools to avoid these problems.