Runtime errors and generic errors like the ‘has stopped working’ message are very common in windows Vista and Windows 7. The authorware runtime error is a common example of a difficult error to fix. You can try to fix this error manually, but it is recommended to use some sort of automated tools.
The Cause of Authorware has stopped working Runtime Error
Let’s start off what Authorware actually is. Authorware is an tool just like flash. It also has many dependencies with flash and other Macromedia components. It enables you to use site like YouTube and flash based games or presentations.
The number one reason why you get this error is because dependencies and shared components are corrupt. This can be caused by other software, or even by windows tools. It is hard to fix manually, but it can be done
How to fix Authorware has stopped working Runtime Error
First, we need to uninstall flash and all other Macromedia components. You can do this via the software manager in the control panel.
After you uninstalled these components we are going to delete its temporary files, registry keys and user profiles. These are leftovers which are not deleted by the normal uninstallation. You can start regedit.exe by using the windows key + r. Type regedit.exe and search for a sub key name Macromedia. Delete all keys.
This can be dangerous to perform manually, so I suggest you use an automatic registry toolkit. It can perform this procedure safely, fast and successfully, because they invest a lot of money in error research.