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The meaning of Runtime Error 217

 

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The online help that comes with Delphi lists "control-C-exit" as the reason for a runtime error 217, here a listing of Delphi 3 Runtime Errors:


 STATUS_FLOAT_DIVIDE_BY_ZERO:    200;
 STATUS_INTEGER_DIVIDE_BY_ZERO:  200;
 STATUS_ARRAY_BOUNDS_EXCEEDED:   201;
 STATUS_STACK_OVERFLOW:          202;
 STATUS_FLOAT_OVERFLOW:          205;
 STATUS_FLOAT_UNDERFLOW,
 STATUS_FLOAT_DENORMAL_OPERAND:  206;
 STATUS_FLOAT_INEXACT_RESULT,
 STATUS_FLOAT_INVALID_OPERATION,
 STATUS_FLOAT_STACK_CHECK:       207;
 STATUS_INTEGER_OVERFLOW:        215;
 STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION:        216;
 STATUS_CONTROL_C_EXIT:          217;
 STATUS_PRIVILEGED_INSTRUCTION:  218;
In the case of 217, this listing is wrong.

In fact, Delphi executables will die with runtime error 217 when an exception was raised before SysUtils is initialized or after it is finalized. In both situations the regular exception handling is not put in place.

If the error occurs right at your application's startup, check your initialization sections. Try to move code into a later part, e.g. into FormCreate() events.
Otherwise check your units' finalization sections.

Some typical situations where this can happen:

  • unexpected date formats
  • disk or registry accesses where the user has not sufficient privileges
  • BDE Net Dir mismatches



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2006-03-28, 22:33:28
anonymous from United States  
In recent times I have been getting this runtime error, it states 217 at 0055A53C when Webroot Window Washer is launced. Any fix for this?
2006-03-31, 14:35:40
anonymous from United States  
im getting a runtime error 217 at 016DEAEA i do not really know what is causing this problem but it is annyoying. if you do know the answer please feel free to email me at.

thedelever@hotmail.com thank you,

Nick
2006-04-25, 09:36:53
anonymous from United States  
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I get this error a lot when I close IE windows, but it also happens sometimes with others windows. If I just click ok, ok, then system keeps running (though I will still get the errors later on too). If I click cancel, and I click cancel a couple of times in the future while the system is still running, the system will eventually freeze.

Above is FYI but also - any ideas?
2006-07-22, 19:40:05
anonymous from United States  
(runtime error 217 at 02b1fca) a friend is having this code everytime he tries to open an internet explorer window so at this point he can not access the internet. He is not very technically inclined and he lives in another state. He can access MSN messanger though, so nothing wrong with the connection. Please email if you know how to fix this.
dragon_jadedeyes@yahoo.com
2006-07-24, 15:22:38
anonymous from United States  
anonymous:
After installing some of my older programs, I now get this air message each time I close out of Internet Explorer: 'Enternet Explorer has encountered a problem and need to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience - Runtime Error 217 at 000A44E4.' I have tried everything, but no enchilada. Please help if you can. Thanks!
2006-07-29, 07:20:52
anonymous from United States  
I receive Runtime Error 217 @ 0088F822 every time I do right click on the mouse to open a folder. Please help if you can. Thanks!
2006-08-12, 20:44:44
anonymous from United States  
This happes too often, espicially when i close multiple windows in rapid succession.
2006-08-13, 11:40:31
Rob Dutch from Netherlands  
i recieve runtime error 217 at 015ff452 constantly ,somebody knows about this little sucker?
2006-09-15, 02:33:29
Rob from Netherlands  
http://www.tmt.com/..errors.htm runtime errors dictionary
2006-09-29, 00:55:05
hey_man421@hotmail.com from Australia  
run error 217 at 0009bcf1.

when ever I close foxmail5..but a hint here..I am using foxmail 6 over it?

No harm JUST a nausince, everytime I close...bugs the crap out of me...plz help...IF you can..

Thank you
2006-10-27, 13:30:50
[hidden] from United States  
Same boat here. Runtime error 217 when closing some Windoze windows. I'm wondering if this isn't relative to a driver ? Specifically the ATI Catalyst driver manager.

Custom System Specs :

AMD64 3000+ Socket 754 proc.
Epox 8NPA Sli NF4 motherboard
1GB GEIL RAM
ATI X600 256MB video card running dual monitors
Hercules Fortissimo II sound card
M-Audio 2496 Delta sound card
Logitech key trackball
Microsoft Multimedia Natural keyboard

Fresh installation of MS Windows XP SP2 w/all updates installed. Running MS Office 2003 (v.11) with all patches installed which brings it to MS Word Build 8106 and Outlook Build 8010. Note that I've been having these same errors for some time but as they aren't critical I've been just ignoring them. Prior to the current system/build I had the same errors on WinXP SP2 and Win2K Pro SP4 on the MSI NF3 motherboard as well so I doubt it's OS or chipset related. I'm really thinking it has something to do with MS Office and the ATI drivers but have nothing solid to base that opinion on.
2006-11-01, 23:38:59
anonymous from Australia  
run error 217 at 0009bcf1.

From the last communication I have had NO problems when I close foxmail5..but a hint here..I am using foxmail 6 over it...Foxmail 6 is a chinese version...Open it and install it...then go into directory and delete the chinese bak file and then it turns into English..yeehaw

So there seems to be NO conflict now?
2006-11-01, 23:45:10
anonymous from Australia  
anonymous

(runtime error 217 at 02b1fca) a friend is having this code everytime he tries to open an internet explorer window so at this point he can not access the internet. He is not very technically inclined and he lives in another state. He can access MSN messanger though, so nothing wrong with the connection. Please email if you know how to fix this.
dragon_jadedeyes@yahoo.co
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Here is only MY opinion..try using Hijackthis.....it sounds like a browser hijacker which will not let you use your own website....try this..it may help...IF this doesnt work try reinstalling Internet Explorer
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