Execution Engine Error

An Execution Engine Error is one that is commonly associated with the program Event Viewer. This error message is one that might not be very prevalent, but when it does come up it can cause things on a PC to wrong in an awful hurry.


Symptoms of an Execution Engine Error

For the most part an Execution Engine Error is easily noticed when as any attempt to open the Event Viewer program results in an instantaneous crash with the following message:


.NET Runtime version 2.0.50727.3603 – Fatal Execution Engine Error (7A036050) (80131506)

From there the only thing you can do is click on the red icon you see to get more information about the particular Execution Engine Error you are working with.


Causes of an Execution Engine Error

An Execution Engine Error can be caused by a couple of different things. The most common factor is one that Microsoft has already deemed important enough to make a fix for, which is program related. However, there may be an issue with a computer’s registry in some instances. No matter what the cause is though, without addressing the problem right away it will only get worse.


Fixing an Execution Engine Error

Because Microsoft came out with their own “hot fix” for this problem it is the first solution that you should attempt.


  1. Go to Microsoft’s help pages.
  2. Search for Execution Engine Error.
  3. Execute the hot fix as instructed.
  4. Restart your computer once the hot fix is completed.
  5. Attempt to run Event Viewer again and see if your system is fixed.

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