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Forum topic by LeeinEdmonton posted 2188 days ago 775 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LeeinEdmonton

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2188 days ago

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 2188 days ago

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

-- Fred

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lew

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#2 posted 2188 days ago

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 2185 days ago

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 2164 days ago

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 2164 days ago

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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