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.
- Open the computer’s code and compile program.
- Locate the manual debugging tool by looking on the toolbar.
- Look under the Tool tab and search for Debug or Debug compiler.
- Click result found.
- Review the code for errors.
- Fix all errors you find.
- Save all changes then run the compiler.
- Restart your computer when the process is complete.
Check to see if the Syntax Error persists.