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Forum topic by LeeinEdmonton posted 09-02-2008 04:11 AM 795 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LeeinEdmonton

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09-02-2008 04:11 AM

I’m like a lot of drivers who know little more about their car than how to drive it. That’s me when it comes to computers. I know how to turn the thing on, what the mouse & keyboard is for but when all of a sudden up pops a tab telling me somethings wrong but not really, it’s expressed in gobbly gook & certainly doesn’t tell me how to fix it.
What I would like to see is someone put out a dictionary that explains the meaning of EVERY Microsoft pop-up ever devised & tell me how & what to do about it. Is that too much to ask huh ? huh ?

-- Lee


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FredG

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#1 posted 09-02-2008 04:21 AM

Lee,
Under the Tools tab you can switch them off.

-- Fred

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lew

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#2 posted 09-02-2008 06:17 AM

Here is a complete list of error codes from the Microsoft Developers Network. You can explore various types of errors and what they mean. Warning- this stuff is pretty technical and not very intuitive.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms681381.aspx

You may find this is a little more helpful

http://www.gregorybraun.com/MSWinErr.html

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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pokieone

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#3 posted 09-05-2008 04:30 AM

You can read all the error messages you want; all that’s going to do is make you shake and scratch your head. Unfortunately, I have an Associates Degree in computers, and there are times when I think: could the error message be anymore vague. I hope you never see the blue screen of death!

Happy days,
Mike

-- I will not preach, nor will I be silent.

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lew

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#4 posted 09-25-2008 05:12 PM

Lee,

Found another source for analyzing those confusing pop up messages:

http://www.jibjab.com/view/41520

These make much more sense.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Chardt

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#5 posted 09-25-2008 06:48 PM

My favorite is the ‘Unrecognized Error’.

So, Windows has found an error in their software, but they don’t know what it is, or where?

Thanks for that slappy.

It’s like getting a ticket, asking the cop why and he says “hmmm, I’m not really sure, but it’ll cost you $150!”

-- When my wife ask's what I have to show for my wood working hobby, I just show her the splinters.

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