What Causes “Runtime Error”s?

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mike-4-2-56.jpgmike-4-3-56.jpgmike-4-4-56.jpgmike-4-5-56.jpgmike-4-6-56.jpgmike-4-7-56.jpgfelix-_3-7-reduced.jpgfelix-_3-8-resized.jpgAlright you computer scientists out there, what causes “runtime error”s? I keep getting a pop-up window supposedly from Microsoft that says there is a C++  Visual Runtime Library “runtime error”.  The address seems to be: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE R6025 -pure virtual function call. Is this a virus? It doesn’t seem to be causing any slow-downs or any other problems, just an annoying pop-up window every so often. It may be connected with streaming radio, I don’t know. Any offers of help would be gratefully accepted.

Last week, Cathy and I went to Claremont and a new housing development near the Padua Hills Theatre, an old theatre building dedicated to live performance. It was a beautiful place, we painted the side entrance to the theatre, a series of white columns receding into the distance, surrounded by a dark grove of olive trees. Cathy’s painting was well-composed and well-balanced, with the columns on the left and the Padua Hills Theatre sign on the right. She got some beautiful yellows, olive greens and violets into her painting, and good dark values. I got some good darks into my painting as well, but balanced the composition so that the image was split right down the middle of the page, with the columns on the right and the dark olive trees on the left. Brenda Swenson, our crit master, pointed out that I could re-mat the painting and take the curse off the evenly spaced composition. We’re all getting a lot of valuable advice and experience painting with this great group. After we painted we were invited to the nearby home of Karl and Sandy Flores for lunch! They displayed digital photos of all of the painters at work on the biggest DLP (?) television screen I have ever seen! It was so big and dominated the room so much that it was hard to concentrate on the paintings and the critique. After lunch, Cathy and I drove up to the Mt. Baldy Lodge and village center, hoping to find a little snow. We even brought our snow boots, but only found a few dirty patches of snow, most of it had already melted off from the storms in January. That didn’t stop us from putting a little of the cold stuff down each other’s necks!

This week’s “Marvelous Mike” episodes are from 4/2 to 4/7/1956, and continue the story of Mike’s entry in the school’s first-grade painting contest. Mr. Crump, Mike’s “father”, has to get Mr. Van Goth, the company’s art director, to be the judge of the contest, which puts him in an uncomfortable position. Again, Mr. Crump is usually the victimized clown in these early Mikes. His adopted son almost always extricates Crump from his convoluted schemes. We also have the last page of “Fair Weather Enemies” and the first page of “You Auto Be In Pictures” from Felix The Cat #3. Jim Tyer, one of the world’s most creative cartoonists, is once again at the helm.

Last week, I did a little tribute to Al Scaduto, as King Features ran his last “They’ll Do It Every Time” strips. A note on the King Features website explains that the last TDIE Sunday page was 2-10-2008. The last one they ran on the website was 2-3, so what happened to 2-10? I’ll let you know when I find out. KFS also says that Scaduto has been doing TDIE since 1948, and that the strip was in 100 papers. I’ll bet that’s one of the main reasons, besides Mr. Scaduto’s unfortunate death, that King is ending the strip. Not much income from those few outlets.

3 Responses to “What Causes “Runtime Error”s?”

  1. David says:

    A runtime error basically means the program did something the programmer didn’t expect. It’s probably not a virus, though a virus certainly could cause something like this. Unlikely though. Most likely a programming bug in IE or an add-on.

    If you’re using IE6 this is probably your problem:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=299318 Unfortunately, looks like it never got fixed. Probably should upgrade to IE7.

    If you’re already using IE7, it could be one of the plugins/add-ons you have installed. You could try disabling them one at a time and see if that helps. Could also try out Firefox…

    If you want to e-mail me, we could try some other things, but fixing this type of thing is kind of a black art and almost impossible to do remotely (for me anyway).

    Enjoy the blog; thanks for posting.

    — David

  2. Mark Kausler says:

    Hi David,
    Thanks for addressing this problem. I have IE 7.0.5730.11. I will try to go into the plug-ins and see if any of them are the problem. Are they easy to access? I’ve stopped listening to internet radio the last few days and the pop-ups have ceased. The info you sent says that this is a problem with streaming radio. It may be related to Winamp, which I prefer to use over Windows Media Player. Maybe I should un-install Winamp and then re-install it? I’m glad you like my blog.
    Best Regards, Mark

  3. Chris Sobieniak says:

    Heh, I remember getting runtime error’s too, but I hadn’t seen them in a long time!

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