Run-time error ’13’: Type mismatch

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Hi, I’m a Windows Vista user and I have the following problem. Every time I start (or restart) my machine, following message appears on the screen:


Run-time error ‘13’: Type mismatch

Here is also a screenshot of the message.

When I click on the close button or on the OK button, the message disappears and doesn’t appear again till the next start or restart. The error message started appearing couple of months ago and I cannot connect its constant appearance to any particular action or event. It doesn’t cause any significant problems, but it slows up the start of the computer. Is it an indication of a serious problem? Anyway, I want just to get rid of it.

Thanks in advance for helping!

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Answered By 0 points N/A #84037

Run-time error ’13’: Type mismatch


This error only comes out during restart if your have a problem with the files pertaining to shutting down, restarting, or putting your pc on stand by mode. It could be that there are some files corrupted on your pc or some files are missing for the commands that involves shut down, restart or stand by.

Try repairing your operating system or do a system restore to fix the problem. Or if you want, you can reformat your PC so that it will have a fresh install operating system and it will become much faster during start up and shutting or restarting your PC.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #197062

Run-time error ’13’: Type mismatch



Runtime errors don't stop your windows working completely but they prevent it from working correctly. To fix the runtime errors, you need to fix registry errors first of all. Follow the below steps to fix these errors – 

1. Click Start 

2. Open System Tools

3. Click System Restore.

4. Click Next > Ok. 

This will fix all the registry errors in your system, which are the main cause for the runtime errors. After doing this, if the problem still persists, then you can install CCleaner from internet. After installing CCleaner on your system, run it. 
It will fix all the problems, which was left by the system restoring option. Hope it helps.

Answered By 581880 points N/A #315928

Run-time error ’13’: Type mismatch


That error seems to be from a scheduled task in Windows Task Scheduler. If that error keeps appearing whenever the computer starts, go check which scheduled task it is pointing to then just disable it. Unlike startup programs that launch while the operating system is booting, programs that run with the Task Scheduler start only after you log in to your account and the tasks are account specific.

If there are multiple user accounts on your computer, other accounts may or may not have those tasks running. To see which task it is, click “Start”, “All Programs”, “Accessories”, “System Tools” then “Task Scheduler”. Next, click “Task Scheduler Library” on the left pane then on the middle pane, select the second item on the list and then click “Disable” on the right pane.

Don’t select to disable the first item because it is Windows default and required by the Program Compatibility Assistant. After this, close the Task Scheduler then restart the computer. If the error still appears, repeat the same steps then disable the next item. Keep doing it on every item on the list until the error disappears.

Once the error disappears, go back to Task Scheduler and delete the last item you disabled because it is the one causing the error.

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