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Undocumented Windows 95 Error Codes
By Claus Kucher

[ Jody and I have not seen this circulating, and so we shall share it
 [ with all the Windows users on MMD.  The Digest tonight is very short,
 [ anyhow.  I am suspicious that Herr Kucher, himself, is the creator
 [ of this devilish humor!  -- Robbie

Recently the following undocumented Windows 95 error codes were found.
Billy Boy decided -- as usual -- to 'forget' to explain them in the
manuals, so they will be spread via the Internet:

WinErr: 001  Windows loaded - System in danger

WinErr: 002  No Error - Yet

WinErr: 003  Dynamic linking error - Your mistake is now in every file

WinErr: 004  Erroneous error - Nothing is wrong

WinErr: 005  Multitasking attempted - System confused

WinErr: 006  Malicious error - Desqview found on drive

WinErr: 007  System price error - Inadequate money spent on hardware

WinErr: 008  Broken window - Watch out for glass fragments

WinErr: 009  Horrible bug encountered - God knows what has happened

WinErr: 00A  Promotional literature overflow - Mailbox full

WinErr: 00B  Inadequate disk space - Free at least 50MB

WinErr: 00C  Memory hog error - More Ram needed.  More!  More!  More!

WinErr: 00D  Window closed - Do not look outside

WinErr: 00E  Window open - Do not look inside

WinErr: 00F  Unexplained error - Please tell us how this happened

WinErr: 010  Reserved for future mistakes by our developers

WinErr: 011  'Unknown' had a 'Unknown' fault at KERNEL 1:0e87
             -- business as usual

WinErr: 012  'Explorer' had a 'Exceed Segment Bounds (Read)' fault at
             KERNEL 1:50b3 - wait a while (at least one day) for recovery

WinErr: 013  Unexpected error - Huh ?

WinErr: 014  Keyboard locked - Try anything you can think of.

WinErr: 018  Unrecoverable error - System has been destroyed.  Buy a
             new one.  Old Windows license is not valid anymore.

WinErr: 019  User error - It's not our fault. It's Not! It's Not!

WinErr: 01A  Operating system overwritten - Please reinstall all your
             software.  We are terribly sorry.

WinErr: 01B  Illegal error - You are not allowed to get this error.
             Next time you will get a penalty for that.

WinErr: 01C  Uncertainty error - Uncertainty may be inadequate.

WinErr: 01D  System crash - We are unable to figure out our own code.

WinErr: 01E  Timing error - Please wait.  And wait.  And wait.  And wait.

WinErr: 01F  Reserved for future mistakes of our developers.

WinErr: 020  Error recording error codes - Additional errors will be lost.

WinErr: 042  Virus error - A virus has been activated in a DOS-box.  The
             virus, however, requires Windows.  All tasks will automatically
             be closed and the virus will be activated again.

WinErr: 079  Mouse not found - A mouse driver has not been installed.
             Please click the left mouse button to continue

 [ This is to ensure error-compatibility with the BIOS-message, ]
 [ 'keyboard not found - press F1 to continue'   ... Claus      ]

WinErr: 103  Error buffer overflow - Too many errors encountered.
             Additional errors may not be displayed or recorded.

WinErr: 678  This will end your Windows session.  Do you want to play
             another game?

WinErr: 683  Time out error - Operator fell asleep while waiting for the
             system to complete boot procedure.

WinErr: 815  Insufficient Memory - Only 50,312,583 bytes available

(Message sent Tue 9 Sep 1997, 09:27:04 GMT, from time zone GMT.)

Key Words in Subject:  95, Codes, Error, Undocumented, Windows

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