Downloading and Repairing SHK12N04.GPD

Last Updated: 09/09/2019
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GPD files such as SHK12N04.GPD are categorized as Text (Generic Printer Description) files. As a Generic Printer Description file, it was created for use in Windows 7 by Microsoft.

SHK12N04.GPD was first developed on 07/22/2009 in the Windows 7 Operating System for Windows 7. This is the most recent release date from Microsoft, according to our records.

Below, you find comprehensive file information, instructions for simple GPD file troubleshooting, and list of free SHK12N04.GPD downloads for each available file version.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: SHK12N04.GPD
File Extension: GPD file extension
File Type: Text
Description: Generic Printer Description
User Popularity Rating:
Developer and Software Information
Software Program: Windows 7
Developer: Microsoft
Software: Windows
Software Version: 7
File Details
File Size (Bytes): 198
Oldest File Date: 06/10/2009
Latest File Date: 06/10/2009

What are SHK12N04.GPD Error Messages?

General SHK12N04.GPD Runtime Errors

SHK12N04.GPD file errors often occur during the startup phase of Windows, but can also occur while the program is running. These types GPD errors are also known as “runtime errors” because they occur while Windows is running. Here are some of the most common SHK12N04.GPD runtime errors:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Runtime Error!

Program: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\prnsh002.inf_amd64_neutral_42b7a64f45c7554c\Amd64\SHK12N04.GPD

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

Most GPD errors are due to missing or corrupt files. Your SHK12N04.GPD file could be missing due to accidental deletion, uninstalled as a shared file of another program (shared with Windows), or deleted by a malware infection. Furthermore, SHK12N04.GPD file corruption could be caused from a power outage when loading Windows, system crash while loading or saving SHK12N04.GPD, bad sectors on your storage media (usually your primary hard drive), or malware infection. Thus, it’s critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

How to Fix SHK12N04.GPD 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 SHK12N04.GPD 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 SHK12N04.GPD error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: Run SFC (System File Checker) to restore the corrupt or missing SHK12N04.GPD file.

System File Checker is a utility included with every Windows version that allows you scan and restore corrupted system files. Use the SFC tool to fix missing or corrupt SHK12N04.GPD files (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "cmd" but DO NOT PRESS "ENTER".
  3. Press and hold "CTRL-Shift" on your keyboard while pressing "ENTER".
  4. You'll be prompted with a permission dialog box.
  5. In the box, click "YES".
  6. You should have a black screen with a blinking cursor.
  7. In that black screen, type "sfc /scannow" and hit "ENTER".
  8. SFC will begin scanning for SHK12N04.GPD issues and any other system file problems.
  9. Follow any on-screen commands to complete the process.

Please be aware that this scan might take a while, so please be patient while it is working.

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

sfc /scannow

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 SHK12N04.GPD 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 SHK12N04.GPD 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 SHK12N04.GPD 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 SHK12N04.GPD file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free SHK12N04.GPD files for every applicable version of Windows. 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 SHK12N04.GPD Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy the file into the appropriate directory for your Windows version:

  4. Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\prnsh002.inf_amd64_neutral_42b7a64f45c7554c\Amd64\
  5. 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 7.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve SHK12N04.GPD 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 SHK12N04.GPD Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying SHK12N04.GPD to your appropriate Windows system directory. Microsoft typically does not release Windows GPD 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 SHK12N04.GPD and all other GPD files for Windows. An incorrectly installed GPD file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

Windows 7

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