One type of error that you may encounter while using a CD/DVD software is a file type error. File typeerrors are not very complex in nature and can be easily resolved independently by the average computer user. So, the next time your computer throws a file type error, make use of the steps listed in this article and you will be pleasantly surprised at the ease with which these errors can be resolved.
Before we discuss the steps to resolve common file type errors that you may come across while using a CD/DVD software, let’s go over a few file types associated with popular CD/DVD software.
How to resolve common file type errors
Uninstall and reinstall the CD/DVD software
A common cause of file type errors is poorly installed software or missing application files. The issue can be fixed by uninstalling and reinstalling the software. Use either the built-in Add or Remove programs utility or a reliable third-party uninstaller tool to uninstall applications from your Windows computer.
If the error persists, check to see if your software is up-to-date. Most software includes a ‘Check for Update’ command under the ‘Help’ menu that allows users to check for new updates and install them. See if this command is available in your CD/DVD software. If not, then manually install any new available updates from the software manufacturer’s website.
Perform a malware scan
Malicious programs, such as viruses, trojans, rootkits and other variants if present can cause frequent application errors by corrupting or deleting important files. The affect of a malware infection is not just limited to frequent application errors or software crashes and if timely action is not taken then you may end up with a system that refuses to boot.
To fix file type and other application errors caused by malware infection, reboot Windows in Safe Mode and run a malware scan on your system. Before running a malware scan on your system, you need to perform the following two essential tasks:
If you need help on how to reboot Windows in Safe Mode, refer to the steps listed below: