Local Error-Code Rosetta Stone

In "Deciphering Error Codes" ( http://www.langa.com/newsletters/2003/2003-05-08.htm#3 ) we discussed ways to find out what *any* error codes mean via online searches. That’s the best way, because it’s universal (works for all software, all operating systems, etc.) and is always up to date. But there are times when you can’t get online. What then?

Fred, This is about your article concerning Deciphering Error Codes…. This program might be helpful and it’s free and only 62K download. "Error Messages for Windows" http://www.gregorybraun.com/MSWinErr.html . This is what the page says about the program. —Karen Swartz

"Error Messages for Windows is a small utility that will allow you to look up MS Windows error code numbers and display a descriptive message explaining what the numeric code actually means. If you have software programs that produce numeric error codes now you can find out what they really mean…..Error Messages for Windows also provides a facility to display and print all of the error codes and messages defined for your version of MS Windows….. XP, Millennium Edition and 98 as well as MS Windows 2000 and 95/NT systems."

Thanks, Karen!


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Fred Langa

About Fred Langa

Fred Langa is senior editor. His LangaList Newsletter merged with Windows Secrets on Nov. 16, 2006. Prior to that, Fred was editor of Byte Magazine (1987 to 1991) and editorial director of CMP Media (1991 to 1996), overseeing Windows Magazine and others.