Fix Runtime Error 217 for windows xp/7/8 and 8.1

Runtime errors are the errors that takes place as soon as the specified program is invoked. These errors may occur because of various reasons depending on your system but here in this article I am going to cover possibly all the major reasons that may cause Runtime error 217 in your system.

Causes of Runtime Error 217

  • DLL registration failure during installation
  • Boot time collision between two or more programs
  • Corrupt or missing entry in windows registry
  • Virus / Malware infection
  • Incomplete installation / uninstallation of program

How to Fix Runtime Error 217


In many cases , Runtime Error 217 occurs during windows startup.
If you are receiving error message immediately when you start your windows it means problem is with your startup. Some programs are having collision while windows is starting and generating error message.  All you have to do this is , Clean up your boot process. Follow a few simple steps given below to clean up boot process :

For windows vista / windows 7:

Before Following Below Steps, you might want to Try RegCure Pro Which Does the Job Instantly and prevents any other error messages in future. You should download directly from HERE and Install it. Then do a Quick Scan for errors to Fix Them. As Easy as that.

The above tool i mentioned should fix the issue but still for few of you just follow the below steps.

Step 1. Click on Start , type msconfig.exe in Search box, and then press Enter. ( You might get prompted for administrator password to proceed further. If asked fill password and proceed )

Step 2. Open General tab, click on Selective startup option, and then uncheck Load startup items.
Step 3. Now go to Services tab, check Hide all Microsoft services check box, and then click on Disable all button present at bottom right. This will only allow Microsoft services to be invoked at startup and all other subsidiary services will be disabled.

Step 4. Finally , click on OK and restart your system to check if you still receive Runtime error.


For windows 8/8.1 & Windows 10:

For Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 Users too, Quickly Download RegCure Pro From HERE and install it. Run it to scan for errors to fix them.

Ok So if its the first time you have received this issue and want to fix it for now, Then Follow below steps.

Step 1: Go to search box, Type msconfig and press enter.

Step 2: In the Services tab of System Configuration dialog box, check Hide all Microsoft services check box, and click on Disable all.

Step 3: Now go to Startup tab and click on Open Task Manager.

Step 4. Select each item being displayed under startup in task manager one by one and Disable them.
Finally close the task manager, click OK and restart the computer.

If nothing Works, the you Need to Scan your PC for Errors with RegCure Pro and Fix the errors that are found.


If you are receiving Runtime Error 217 with Internet Explorer or Norton Antivirus updates so you may try doing following steps :
  • Click on Start button
  • Go to Control Panel and click on Network and internet OR Internet options.
  •  Click on Manage Browser Add-ons and look for Norton Confidential Browser Helper plugin which  is being used by Internet explorer.
  • Select and disable it.


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