I consider myself very knowledgeable in most aspects of computers. Typically, when I encounter an error message, I am able to determine, for the most part, what the error means and how to go about correcting the fault that caused it. But now and again, an error will appear that simply defies all logic or explanation. A message so cryptic, no information can be derived from it.
So, this is a place to share errors that left us positively awestruck. Maybe together, we can discern some semblance of meaning from these tidbits of unadulterated insanity.
My first contribution is a recent issue encountered whilst installing Adobe Flash on a netbook. As the installation reached approximately its 25% mark, I was greeted with the following bit of wisdom:
"ERROR: Catastrophic failure."
Clicking OK instantly terminated the installer.
After some deduction I determined the disk the TEMP folders were located was full. Simple enough.
Then at work today (at a small store), I was using the handheld inventory/ordering machine, which runs some configuration of WinCE. Normally, this thing spits out perfectly logical messages, but this one... well, I just don't know what to make of it. I did solve the problem, but that did nothing to explain what the problem WAS. Behold:
"ERROR: A device is a life. Exchange, please."
EDIT: And before I forget... "The application Unknown has encountered an error of type Unknown in module Unknown."
|# ¿ Jul 31, 2011 15:15|
|# ¿ May 21, 2013 04:55|
Pvt. Public posted:
I also once got an error in IE (I think) that read something like China 2504 Ireland 6. Also no clue there and I've never seen it since.
That sounds like some kind of insane soccer joke.
|# ¿ Jul 31, 2011 17:01|