How to Fix Runtime Error 7 – "Out of Memory"

Runtime error 7 is a common error which shows at random times on your PC. It shows the "Out Of Memory" message – and consequentially stops your software / processes from running. The error itself is not actually caused by a general lack of memory, but a simple problem with one of the DLL files of your system – FM20.dll. This file is used on a number of Windows applications to help with a number of different functions on your PC, but it is sometimes used in a continuous "loop", leading your PC to become unable to read the file as it loses too much memory.

This error will typically appear in this format:

  • Runtime Error "7": Out of Memory

In order to fix Runtime Error 7, you need to be able to repair the various problems which are causing it to show up. Not many people know this – buy this error is predominately caused by an issue with the FM20.dll file on your system being unable to run correctly. This causes the various applications which require the file to continuously loop – using up more & more memory on your system. The steps to resolve this error are to first stop the FM20.dll file from running, and then correct any issues on your software / Windows system which may be contributing to the error.

The first step is to remove FM20.dll from your application or if you're a user. This is vitally important as it means that if you're looking to get the most out of your PC, you need to ensure that everything is working as smoothly as possible. After you've done that, you should then remove the comctl32.ocx file from your PC, as this may also be causing some problems that could lead to the runtime 7 error. This file is used to control various aspects of your software, and is used by many programs on Windows. Unregistering & then replacing the file will refresh it and allow it to run properly again.

You also need to clean out the registry of your PC. This is a central database which stores vital settings & information for Windows, and is what allows your computer to "remember" a huge number of important details for your PC. Although this database is arguably one of the most important parts of all Windows systems, it's also causing many problems for your system – including DLL & runtime errors. In order to ensure the registry is 100% operational, you need to be able to use a registry cleaner program to automatically scan through your system and fix the various errors that are inside.