Types of PC Programming Errors and How to Fix Them!

Programming errors

It is likely that part of your day already depends on your PC running effectively without delays. Whether you use one at work, for gaming, or to socialize, it can be extremely frustrating when your computer is out of action for seemingly no reason due to programming errors.

You will be pleased to know that not every PC fault happens at random. Most of the time, a computer malfunction is caused by a programming error. There are several types of programming errors that your PC can face, so let’s look at what they are and how to fix them so you can get back to using your PC without any issues.

Interface Errors

An interface error is caused when your computer gets confused between the types of programs it is trying to run. Your PC will try to run a piece of software using the exact protocols it would normally; however, it may perceive the correct software as incorrect and shut the program down or release an error message.

You may need to call software support if this happens to your computer. An interface error can only occur if there is an additional bracket of code in JavaScript, so it needs to be removed. You can attempt to do this yourself if you know how to code in this language. If not, then it is best to get your PC fixed by the professionals.

Runtime Errors

Runtime errors are quite common in computers, and they are caused by a mismanagement of your stored memory. Basically, the computer will briefly miscommunicate with its memory servers, which can lead it to use up more RAM without needing to. Therefore, your computer will struggle to run certain software because it is too focused on processing the additional RAM.

You can attempt to fix this issue yourself with a simple restart. This action should revert your RAM processor to normal. However, this may also occur because a new program has confused the memory server. If restarting your computer does not work, then you may have to delete the troubled program and all associated files and re-install it.

This can be a pain if the software causing the issue is a videogame that you have sunk a good number of hours into, but it is necessary for the health of your PC.

Resource Errors

Your computer will inform you that a resource error has occurred by displaying an error message in your browser. It will tell you that your resource limit has been reached; however, anyone that knows a thing or two about computers will understand that this is almost impossible. Instead, your PC has tried to buffer a request for storage and not understood the assignment, which causes it to respond in the only way it knows how, with a resource error message.

These errors are simple enough to fix by refreshing the page and waiting. This will rest the resource request. However, there is a small chance that this action may fail, in which case you will need to seek help from IT support.

Logic Errors

A computer’s internal logic is the code it uses to perform its basic tasks. Therefore, a logic error will occur if there is a disruption or misunderstanding in this code, and this can result in all kinds of errors.

Again, anyone who is well-versed in coding can trace back the lines of script to discover and delete the mistake. However, those who are not will need to install a debugger.


Unfortunately, not every computer error is caused by the PC itself. There are going to be times when your PC has become subject to a bug, and these can be quite harmful depending on the length of time it has been in the system and the type. Most bugs are prevented by the initial fuzz testing.

You can find a guide about fuzz testing at ForAllSecure, and you can use this ultimate guide to fuzz testing to rule out any possible bugs in your system if your PC has in fact undergone this process.

However, there are going to be times when a bug is not a result of a lack of fuzz testing, which means that you will need to be proactive. Your best chance of maintaining your files is by disconnecting from the internet and running a virus scan. If the bug is new, it will be easily removed; however, some viruses can only be deleted with a hard factory reset.


An error message on your computer screen can be enough to cause you to panic. However, the problem is never as serious as it may seem. Try to stay patient and discover what type of programming error you are facing so that you know how to proceed correctly.

Programming errors article and permission to publish here provided by Grace Murphy. Originally written for Supply Chain Game Changer and published on May 20, 2022.