Syntax Error

A Syntax Error is one that occurs in the syntax sequence of a particular program that is intended to be written in a certain computer language. This can happen in a number of programs and when it does there is typically an error message that is associated with it.


Symptoms of a Syntax Error

Whenever a Syntax Error occurs the end result is not being able to access the particular program that you are trying to access. The telltale sign of course would be the pop-up style error message that alerts the user to the fact that such an error is occurring.


Cause of a Syntax Error

A Syntax Error can be caused by a variety of factors. Most commonly, Syntax Errors are caused by misspellings or bad punctuation. This is commonplace when a program tries to translate itself from one platform to another. The problem can be further intensified if the PC in question has a cluttered registry that has therefore become corrupt.


Fixing a Syntax Error

Syntax Errors can often be debugged and fixed automatically, but in some cases manual manipulation may be needed.



  1. Open the computer’s code and compile program.
  2. Locate the manual debugging tool by looking on the toolbar.
  3. Look under the Tool tab and search for Debug or Debug compiler.
  4. Click result found.
  5. Review the code for errors.
  6. Fix all errors you find.
  7. Save all changes then run the compiler.
  8. Restart your computer when the process is complete.

Check to see if the Syntax Error persists.

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