Stack overflow is a programming error happens when a program tries to assign more memory from the call stack than what is obtainable. The stack is a section of memory resources that is utilized to collect information on the functions of the program and when this memory is low it will cause a stack overflow error.
This is not very good error to see as it means the program that is trying to allocate memory resources will crash, when this happens you will see a stack overflow error message on your screen.
If you keep getting a stack overflow error message there are three problems you can fix to stop the error message.
Listed below are three reasons that can cause a stack overflow error message.
The first reason that can cause a stack overflow error is if you have too many programs being used at one time; by having too many programs running at once it will greatly decrease the memory resources. Some programs that are used may take up more memory resources then others so by closing the programs that you are not using will drastically free up memory and stop the stack overflow error from occurring. To close the programs that you are not using you will need to open the Windows task manager by holding down CTRL+ALT +DEL.
This will not only free up memory resources from the stack but will also help the functionality of your system by speeding it up. This will close programs manually so you must be careful which programs you shut down as you will not be able to save your work before you close the program.
The second reason that can cause a stack overflow error is if you have too many programs in your Start-up folder these programs automatically start every time your system is booted up. Since these programs automatically start when your computer is started they will take first priority for memory.
By removing some start-up programs from the start-up folder it will help free up more memory for non-start-up programs and stop the stack overflow error. To remove these programs you will to check your start up folder in the start menu make sure to use caution when removing Start-up programs as some might be vital for the operation of your system.
The third reason that can cause a stack overflow error is if a registry on your system becomes corrupt this can happen in two ways. The registry can become corrupt if Adware or Spyware has made its way into the registry. The registry can also become corrupt if parts of information from a removed program are left behind in the registry.
Having a corrupt registry can drastically take up memory resources and cause a stack overflow errors. If you are getting the stack overflow error it always is a good idea to use a registry cleaner to remove harmful Adware and Spyware and to clean out parts of information left behind. Running a registry cleaner from time to time will stop the stack overflow error and will help the functionality of your computer by speeding it up.