This lookup tool helps solve the mystery of Windows error message codes, but its design leaves something to be desired. Simply enter the code number, and Error Message for Windows will display its description. You also can view the entire list of codes, numbering 0 to 10,112, which we like. Descriptions are brief, however, and novice users may need more information than this program provides to understand what failed. The design flaws are the program's biggest downfall. To begin, its window can't be resized and longer messages can only be read with the lookup tool. Additionally, the misleading Print button only displays the list in HTML format, with no print options found on the page. Even the freeware status doesn't give this application an edge in the market. Other no-cost lookup utilities we've seen offer the same basic features, but offer a more user-friendly design, and we suggest users pass on Error Message for Windows.
What's new in version 3.0
ReleaseApril 10, 2013
Date AddedApril 10, 2013
Operating SystemsWindows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows XP
Error Messages for Windows is a small utility that will allow you to look up MS Windows error code numbers and display a descriptive message explaining what the numeric code actually means. If you have software programs that produce numeric error codes now you can find out what they really mean. Error Messages for Windows also provides a facility to display or print all of the error codes and messages defined for your version of MS Windows.
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