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Best Windows Errors ever
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Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:50 pm Reply and quote this post
Since I switched to Mac, I don’t get much of these silly software errors.

I think I'm nostalgic Here's a small selection of the best Windows has to offer (in terms of errors of course).


Thanks for protecting my computer (from using IE):


This one looks critical:



Double one:


Just close the following application :


Read carefully :


Think twice : proceed or… delete ?


At least we know the reason :


Adding 0 printer successfully :




Wait :


Fortunately, everything is now under control with Vista:

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Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:18 pm Reply and quote this post
Ya know, I'll bet Gates feels like he's driving the getaway car!
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:32 am Reply and quote this post
gah its all so true lol. the amoutn of little eror boxes i get in vista is just frustrating. whats worse is most of them seem to bring themselves to the front and stop me fom doing anything else lol i like the dreamweaver : no error occured
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:03 am Reply and quote this post
some of them look so stupid that they're fake - my advise - get a mac - but by no means am I an Apple 'fanboi' - I have a windows laptop but sometimes I just go downstairs and boot up the mac - no more error messages there - but it runs very slow, it runs the min RAM specs, so I'll have to upgrade it. Soon.
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Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:41 pm Reply and quote this post
Heres a weird error my friend discovered, but you have to do this deliberately:

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Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:04 am Reply and quote this post
One thing that I’ve noticed about Windows Vista is that Microsoft seems to have hired robots to write the error messages that the OS displays, and that these robots are writing error messages so that other robots can understand them.  I want a human to write error messages, and for those error messages to be understandable by other humans - please.  Is that too much to ask?

Take, for example, this error message I got yesterday when trying to get Windows Update working on my 64-bit Vista install:

Code 8024402F

Seriously, how many people are there in the world who are going to go “Hmmm, error code 8024402F … ahhh yes, I know what the problem is”?  I can’t, and I’ve been neck deep in the Microsoft ecosystem for what is getting to be almost two decades.  I’m betting that that number is probably down in the single or maybe low double digits, and that those people don’t have any friends or social life because they waste all their time remembering error messages.

Why do I get that error code vomited out into my face by the system and yet have to click on the Get help link in order to get help on it?  Why can’t the page just display at least a brief synopsis of the problem that error code 8024402F relates to in order to give me a little heads up as to what’s coming?  And why does that Get help link look so pale and anemic compared to that Try again button, which despite inviting us to click on it is, in fact, utterly useless and you can click on it until the end of time and not get a result?

Arstechnica wrote:
I’m picking on this one error message here, and if it was the only such example of help written “by robots for robots” things wouldn’t be too bad, but it isn’t.  Windows is in fact crammed full of them, and to make matters worse, there are far too many undocumented error codes and far too many codes that just seem to be the programmer’s way of telling us that they really don’t know what went wrong.

Ease of use when the system is running properly is one thing, but it’s also important to have ease of use when things go wrong, and this is an area where Microsoft engineers could improve on greatly.  Sure, I have to acknowledge that Microsoft has made huge leaps forward and the greater use if web-based help is making sure that new and updated information is filtering down to the users, but there is, without a doubt, a greater need for clarity and easier access to information when it come to crashes, lockups, and other problems.  For example, Event Viewer is a vital tool when it comes to troubleshooting, but under XP venturing into the Event Viewer was only for those who knew what they were doing.  Under Vista, the Event Viewer has been improved considerably, but there’s still huge room for enhancement.


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Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:24 pm Reply and quote this post
Reports all over the world confirm the worst: the best Windows error everwas just the beginning of a planetary invasion by alien forces usingtime-space-twisting software code. There's no other explanation forthis gallery of demoniacally absurd errors:               
galleryPost('windowserrors', 13, 'Windows and other Software Errors Gallery');

Windows and other Software Errors Gallery via GIzmodo

They are even trying to trick us. What the hell does "Error, theoperation was completed successfully" means. And when a computer asksyou "Are you sure you want to send Recycle Bin to the Recycle Bin?"can't you see it's an evil—EVIL I say—trap to disintegrate this dimension? What are you people thinking, god-dammit?

What's your favorite error?
Youcannot eject your computer because one of the devices in the dockingstation cannot be stopped. Since this device is still being use, don'tremove the computer.
Thisproblem was caused by Windows Vista, which was created by MicrosoftCorporation. A solution is available that will solve this problem.(Obviously involves installing MS DOS 5.0)

Fatal Error: No Error.
Catastrophic failure.
Keyboard failure. Strike the F1 key to continue.
An error has occured (sic) while creating an error report.
Bad copy time calculation.
Norton CrashGuard has crashed.
Error. No error occurred.
Error. The operation completed successfully.
Dialog box: the command cannot be performed because a dialog box is open.
The application failed to properly uninstall the driver. Uninstall will continue, but the driver will still be installed.
Tohelp protect your computer, Windows has closed this program: WindowsExplorer. This helps against damage from viruses and other securitythreads.
Are you sure you want to send Recycle Bin to the Recycle Bin?
The report reporting that reporting has stopped reporting is still the best error EVAH.
I can't see this page. Explorer gave me an error

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