These troubleshooting steps get progressively more difficult and time consuming, so we strongly recommend attempting them in ascending order to avoid unnecessary time and effort.


 


Step 1: Repair Registry Entries Associated with Error 0x6


To manually repair your Windows registry, first you need to create a backup by exporting a


portion of the registry related to Error 0x6 (eg. Windows 7):


 


1. Click the Start button.


2. Type "command" in the search box... DO NOT hit ENTER yet!


3. While holding CTRL-Shift on your keyboard, hit ENTER.


4. You will be prompted with a permission dialog box.


5. Click Yes.


6. A black box will open with a blinking cursor.


7. Type "regedit" and hit ENTER.


8. In the Registry Editor, select the Error 0x6-related key (eg. Windows 7) you want to back up.


9. From the File menu, choose Export.


10. In the Save In list, select the folder where you want to save the Windows 7 backup key.


11. In the File Name box, type a name for your backup file, such as "Windows 7 Backup".


12. In the Export Range box, be sure that "Selected branch" is selected.


13. Click Save.


14. The file is then saved with a .reg file extension.


15. You now have a backup of your Windows 7-related registry entry.


16. The next steps in manually editing your registry will not be discussed in this article due to the high risk of damaging your system. If you would like to learn more about manual registry editing, please see the links below.


 


 


Step 2: Conduct a Full Malware Scan of Your PC


There is a chance that your 0x6 error could be related to a malware infection on your PC. These malicious intruders can damage, corrupt, or even delete Runtime Errors-related files. Furthermore, there's a possibility that the 0x6 error you are experiencing is related to a component of the malicious program itself


 


Tip : you must have a malware protection program installed


 


Step 3: Clean Out Your System Junk (Temporary Files and Folders) With Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr)


How to run Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr) (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):


1. Click the Start button.


2. Type "command" in the search box... DO NOT hit ENTER yet!


3. While holding CTRL-Shift on your keyboard, hit ENTER.


4. You will be prompted with a permission dialog box.


5. Click Yes.


6. A black box will open with a blinking cursor.


7. Type "cleanmgr" and hit ENTER.


8. Disk Cleanup will begin calculating how much occupied disk space you can reclaim.


9. The Disk Cleanup dialog box will appear with series of checkboxes you can select. In most cases, the "Temporary Files" category will occupy the most disk space.


10. Check the boxes of the categories you want to clean and click OK.


 


 


Step 4: Update Your PC Device Drivers


Please Note: Your Error 0x6 may not be related to hardware driver problems, but it's always a good idea to ensure all of your PC device drivers are up-to-date to maximize PC performance.


 


Step 5: Utilize Windows System Restore to "Undo" Recent System Changes


To use System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):


1. Click the Start button.


2. In the search box, type "System Restore" and hit ENTER.


3. In the results, click System Restore.


4. Enter any administrator passwords (if prompted).


5. Follow the steps in the Wizard to choose a restore point.


6. Restore your computer.


 


 


Step 6: Uninstall and Reinstall the Windows 7 Program Associated with Error 0x6


Instructions for Windows 7 and Windows Vista:


1. Open Programs and Features by clicking the Start button.


2. Click Control Panel on the right side menu.


3. Click Programs.


4. Click Programs and Features.


5. Locate Windows 7 Installation Error Code 0X6-associated program (eg. Windows 7) under the Name column.


6. Click on the Windows 7-associated entry.


7. Click the Uninstall button on the top menu ribbon.


8. Follow the on-screen directions to complete the uninstallation of your Error 0x6-associated program.


9. Instructions for Windows XP:


10. Open Programs and Features by clicking the Start button.


11. Click Control Panel.


12. Click Add or Remove Programs.


13. Locate Windows 7 Installation Error Code 0X6-associated program (eg. Windows 7) under the list of Currently Installed Programs.


14. Click on the Windows 7-associated entry.


15. Click the Remove button on the right side.


16. Follow the on-screen directions to complete the uninstallation of your Error 0x6-associated program.


 


 


Instructions for Windows 8:


1. Hover the cursor in the bottom left of the screen to produce the Start Menu image.


2. Right-Click to bring up the Start Context Menu.


3. Click Programs and Features.


4. Locate Windows 7 Installation Error Code 0X6-associated program (eg. Windows 7) under the Name column.


5. Click on the Windows 7-associated entry.


6. Click the Uninstall/Change on the top menu ribbon.


7. Follow the on-screen directions to complete the uninstallation of your Error 0x6-associated program.


 


After you have successfully uninstalled your Error 0x6-associated program (eg. Windows 7), reinstall the program according to the Microsoft Corporation instructions.


 


Tip: If you are positive that your 0x6 error is related to a specific Microsoft Corporation program, uninstalling and reinstalling your Error 0x6-related program will likely be the solution to your problem.


 


 


Step 7: Run Windows System File Checker ("sfc /scannow")


System File Checker is a handy tool included with Windows that allows you scan for and restore corruptions in Windows system files (including those related to Error 0x6).


To run System File Checker (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):


1. Click the Start button.


2. Type "command" in the search box... DO NOT hit ENTER yet!


3. While holding CTRL-Shift on your keyboard, hit ENTER.


4. You will be prompted with a permission dialog box.


5. Click Yes.


6. A black box will open with a blinking cursor.


7. Type "sfc /scannow" and hit ENTER.


8. System File Checker will begin scanning for Error 0x6 and other system file problems (be patient - the system scan may take a while).


9. Follow the on-screen commands.


 


 


Step 8: Install All Available Windows Updates


 Microsoft is constantly updating and improving Windows system files that could be associated with Error 0x6. Sometimes resolving your Runtime Errors problems may be as simple as updating Windows with the latest Service Pack or other patch that Microsoft releases on an ongoing basis.


To check for Windows Updates (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):


1. Click the Start button.


2. Type "update" into the search box and hit ENTER.


3. The Windows Update dialog box will appear.


4. If updates are available, click the Install Updates button.


 


 Step 9: Perform a Clean Installation of Windows


 This step is your final option in trying to resolve your Error 0x6 issue. Reinstalling Windows will erase everything from your hard drive, allowing you to start again with a fresh system. Furthermore, a clean install of Windows will also quickly clean out any and all "junk" that has accumulated over the normal usage of your computer.


 


Please Note: If 0x6 errors still persist after a clean install of Windows, your Runtime Errors problem MUST be hardware related. If that is the case, then it is likely you will need to replace the associated hardware causing the 0x6 error.


 


Caution: We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve Error 0x6 problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process