How to Troubleshoot Runtime Error 217 (0041AC0D) on Windows 10

Execution time error 217 may occur when opening an application on a Windows PC. This problem can have several causes, such as an incomplete download package, corrupted files, etc. The error also indicates the address where the runtime error occurred.

What is the cause of runtime error 217 (0041AC0D)?

  • Damaged system files: If this problem occurs with different programs, it is likely that the system files are damaged, which affects the startup of VB programs. In this case, restoring the system files using utilities such as SFC and DISM should solve the problem.
  • Incomplete application installation: The most common cause of this error is an incomplete application installation caused by an unexpected system shutdown or by your AV blocking the installation.
  • Conflict with a third-party application: there are several conflicts with third-party applications that are known to cause this particular problem at runtime.
  • Major registry error: If you encounter this problem when trying to run Autodata, it is most likely related to a corrupted DLL file (ChilkatCrypt2.dll).

How to restore runtime error 217 (0041AC0D)?

Configure the country settings

  1. Press the Windows + R key combination.
  2. Type Control Panel and click OK.
  3. When the Control Panel opens, type Region in the search box.
  4. Click on Region and Language
  5. When the Region and Language applet appears, identify the regional settings and correct all of them.
  6. Click OK when the process is complete.

Performing a clean boot

  1. Press the Windows + R keys.
  2. Type “MSConfig” and press Enter.
  3. Go to the “Services” tab, check the “Hide all Microsoft services” box, and then click on the “Disable all” option.
  4. Click “Apply” and then “OK”.
  5. Now restart your computer.

Updating the Msvcrt.dll file

  1. Start your computer as an administrator
  2. Press the Windows + R keys.
  3. Type wuauclt.exe /updatenow
  4. Press OK

Disable startup programs

  1. Press the Windows + R key combination.
  2. Type MSConfig and click OK.
  3. Click the Startup tab.
  4. Click Disable All, then click OK
  5. After performing these steps, you should restart your system and the runtime error should no longer appear.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Perform a reboot.
  2. Disable startup programs.
  3. Change regional settings.
  4. Run wuauclt on the command line.

Memory leakage is the most common cause of runtime error on a Windows computer. It occurs when a program misallocates memory, such as consuming more memory without freeing it up. Memory leakage also occurs when executing code cannot access an object stored in memory.

You may encounter a Runtime Error 217 when running an application. This error annoys Windows users because it prevents them from running the program. This 217 error occurs when a user tries to run an application or installed software.

  1. Temporarily disable Microsoft services.
  2. Run the faulty application in safe mode.
  3. Get enough memory and storage space.
  4. Scan for malware.
  5. Restore the Visual C++ runtime environment.
  6. Reinstall the Visual C++ runtime environment.
  7. Perform a clean boot.
  8. Reset/install the display driver.