What are object errors?
An object error often occurs when part of a program becomes missing or corrupted. This can result from a program being downloaded incompletely or having an error during the download process. An object error can also happen when you are downloading a new program, or version of a program, and it downloads on top of an older program that has yet to be entirely removed. If you see an object error message while running Internet Explorer, the issue is likely caused by too many toolbars and add-ons, or a bad toolbar or add-on. There are thousands of object error codes, but they can often be solved with the same troubleshooting methods.
What can an object error do?
An untreated object error will make your computer run more slowly, and can also lead to unexpected PC shut downs. Your computer screen may freeze with certain programs as well, and you could be forced to restart your machine.
How to I fix and object error?
The way to resolve an object error depends on whether the issue is related to a program or Internet browser. Here are a few ways to troubleshoot the error before it leads to even bigger problems.
Scenario 1: Program Object Errors
If you notice an object error when you are opening a specific program, you can either repair the program installation or completely remove the program and then reinstall it from scratch. Repairing the program will take less time is less likely to result in the loss of data. As a result, it’s recommended to attempt a program repair before you do a complete reinstall.
To complete a program repair:
- Click on the Windows Start button, which is located in the bottom left corner of your desktop.
- Choose the Control Panel option from the Start menu.
- Once the Control Panel window opens, choose the Programs option.
- Choose Programs and Features from the Programs menu.
- Click once on the program that you want to repair from the available list. You should repair any program that experiences the object error screen. Start with the program that was installed just before the object error issue started, if possible.
- Click on the Repair link that appears in the toolbar after you have selected the program. Follow the on screen prompts to complete the repair process, and then reboot your computer once the repair is complete.
To complete a program uninstall:
- Follow Steps 1-5 above for the program repair process.
- Instead of choosing Repair from the Programs toolbar, click on the Uninstall link.
- Follow the on screen prompts to completely uninstall the program from your computer. Note that this process may result in the loss of program data, so you should back up your program files to your hard drive or an external storage device whenever possible.
- Reinstall the program using the software installation device or download link and reboot your computer.
Scenario 2: Internet Explorer Object Errors
Object errors are commonly reported with Internet Explorer, but may also occur with other Internet browsers. When you see an object error message each time you load your browser, try the following steps to remove the problem. Bear in mind that the toolbars and add-ons that are most likely to bring about an object error are ones that have free software attached.
- Open Internet Explorer and click on the gear icon. Choose “Manage add-ons” from the drop down menu.
- . Click on the toolbar that you most recently downloaded, or the one that you think may be the source of the error. Once the toolbar is highlighted, click on the “Disable” button at the bottom of the screen. If the toolbar is able to be deleted, click on the “Delete” button at the bottom of the screen. Repeat this process for every toolbar and add-on that you don’t use or that was downloaded right before the object errors started.
- Reset Internet Explorer to its default settings. Go to the Internet Explorer gear icon and choose “Internet Options” from the drop-down menu. Go to the Advanced tab and click on the “Restore Advanced Settings” and “Reset” buttons. Reboot your computer once your browser is reset.
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