Download Loader.exe and Troubleshoot Runtime Errors

Last Updated: 11/25/2023
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Loader.exe uses the EXE file extension, which is more specifically known as a Mercury/32 Loader Module v4.62 file. It is classified as a Win32 EXE (Executable application) file, created for XAMPP 5.6.40 by Apache Friends.

Loader.exe was first developed on 08/16/2018 for the Windows 10 Operating System in EaseUS Todo Backup 11.5. The most recent version [file version 4.62] was introduced on 03/08/2019 for XAMPP 5.6.40.

In this short article, you will discover detailed file information, steps for troubleshooting EXE file problems with Loader.exe, and list of free downloads for every version that exists in our comprehensive file directory.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: Loader.exe
File Extension: EXE file extension
Description: Mercury/32 Loader Module v4.62
Object File Type: Executable application
File Operating System: Win32
MIME Type: application/octet-stream
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Developer and Software Information
Software Developer: David Harris
Software Program: XAMPP 5.6.40
Legal Copyright: Copyright © David Harris, 1993-2008.
File Details
Character Set: Windows, Latin1
Language Code: English (U.S.)
File Flags: (none)
File Flags Mask: 0x0000
Entry Point: 0x1000
Code Size: 49152

What are Loader.exe Error Messages?

Loader.exe Runtime Errors

Runtime errors are XAMPP errors that occur during "runtime". Runtime is pretty self-explanatory; it means that these EXE errors are triggered when Loader.exe is attempted to be loaded either when XAMPP is starting up, or in some cases already running. Runtime errors are the most common form of EXE error you will encounter using XAMPP.

In most cases, Loader.exe runtime errors occurring while the program is running will result in the program terminating abnormally. Most of these Loader.exe error messages mean that XAMPP was either unable to locate this file on startup, or the file is corrupt, resulting in a prematurely-aborted startup process. Generally, XAMPP will be unable to start without resolving these errors.

Some of the most common Loader.exe errors include:

  • Loader.exe - Bad Image.
  • Loader.exe Application Error.
  • Loader.exe could not be found.
  • Loader.exe could not be installed.
  • Loader.exe could not be launched. Class not registered.
  • Loader.exe could not be started.
  • Loader.exe failed to initialize properly.
  • Loader.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Loader.exe is not a valid Win32 application.
  • Loader.exe is not running.
  • Cannot find Loader.exe.
  • Error starting program: Loader.exe.
  • Faulting Application Path: Loader.exe.
  • The file Loader.exe is missing or corrupt.
  • Windows failed to start - Loader.exe.
System Error

The program can’t start because Loader.exe is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

Finding the source of the Loader.exe error is key to properly resolving these errors. Although most of these EXE errors affecting Loader.exe will happen during startup, occasionally you will encounter a runtime error while using XAMPP 5.6.40. This can occur due to poor programming on behalf of David Harris, conflicts with other software or 3rd-party plug-ins, or caused by damaged and outdated hardware. Also, these types of Loader.exe errors can occur if it has been accidentally moved, deleted, or corrupted by a malware infection. Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

How to Fix Loader.exe Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your Loader.exe issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.

Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the Loader.exe error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed XAMPP (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling XAMPP software.

You can uninstall XAMPP software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for XAMPP 5.6.40 and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall XAMPP software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

XAMPP 5.6.40

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Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many Loader.exe error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the Loader.exe error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.

If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your Loader.exe File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate Loader.exe file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free Loader.exe files for every applicable version of XAMPP. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download Loader.exe Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate XAMPP folder location:
    Windows 10: C:\xampp\MercuryMail\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\EaseUS\Todo Backup\BUILDPE\EaseUS\tb\bin\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\EaseUS\Todo Backup\bin\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\EaseUS\Todo Backup\BUILDPE\EaseUS-x64\tb\bin\
  4. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 10.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve Loader.exe problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.

Download Loader.exe Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying Loader.exe to your appropriate Windows system directory. Apache Friends typically does not release XAMPP EXE files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing Loader.exe and all other EXE files for XAMPP. An incorrectly installed EXE file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

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