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.
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)