How to Fix Error 1714

by Suvro Banerji

Windows Error 1714 is a common error message in Microsoft Windows operating system. Error 1714 may occur due to outdated Windows files. It may also occur due to a program that suddenly stops responding as you are trying to run it on your computer. Also, malware and corrupt registry files can contribute to this error. Note that you may need administrative rights to fix Error 1714.


Press the "Ctrl"+"Alt"+"Delete" keys to launch "Task Manager." Click the "Processes" tab. Scroll down the list and locate programs that are listed with "Not Responding" status. Single-click each of them and select "End Process."


Click the "Start" menu and select "All Programs." Choose "Windows Update." Click the option that says "Check for Updates" on the left pane. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete installation. Reboot your computer.


Click the "Start" menu and select "Run." Type "MRT" without the quotes and press "Enter." This will open "Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool." Click "Next" and choose "Full Scan." Follow the on-screen instructions to complete scanning and remove any malware that may have entered your computer.

About the Author

Suvro Banerji is a recent graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism where he earned a dual degree in broadcast news and political science. He began writing professionally in 2005 at KOMU-8 News (NBC) where he worked as a multimedia producer. Banerji has also interned with CNN for two consecutive years.

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