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How to Search Descriptions for Windows Error Codes

Created: 19 Aug 2010 • Updated: 19 Aug 2010 • 1 comment
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There are many types of errors on Windows, about installation, driver, program errors, etc., sometime the result is a simple error code and nothing else. If you are confused about these intricate error message codes, there are some helpful tools and resources available that explains the real meaning about these errors.


Error Goblin is a free service to discover what an error code exactly means. Just enter the Error code and the result will be the full description about this error.


Windows Error Look up Tool (WELT), simple enough, windows will display either decimal, hex, HRESULT, NTSTATUS and STOP error codes.  Type in an error code and WELT will display in English the error.

Roadkill's Error List, Displays information relating to a windows error code. Allows you to determine what the error message given by an application  actually means. The programming definition of the error is also given so coders can create a handler for them in their application.

For more information read also the  System Error Codes (Microsoft MSDN)

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