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Lum
Aug 13, 2003



I wish I'd screencapped this one, but cmd.exe on my work's Win7 x64 box just failed and told me

"Out of file handles, try increasing the FILES parameter in CONFIG.SYS"

For the youngsters: CONFIG.SYS hasn't been a thing since Windows ME, which came out in 1999 and was replaced by Windows XP in 2002.

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AlternateAccount
Apr 25, 2005
FYGM

Glans Dillzig posted:



But I wanted it to be special

VCards were never going to happen. Whoever decided to call them that must be the most culturally illiterate nerd in Redmond.

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


AlternateAccount posted:

VCards were never going to happen. Whoever decided to call them that must be the most culturally illiterate nerd in Redmond.

Or maybe they knew exactly what they were doing...

LRADIKAL
Jun 10, 2001

A Very Useful Person

Fun Shoe


I was having some issues cloning a drive

Crowley
Mar 13, 2003


Jago posted:


I was having some issues cloning a drive

If you're using Windows give Macrium Reflect a try.

Except for *nix boxes I'm using nothing but Macrium nowadays. I've even bought a license for (better) home use.

feld
Feb 11, 2008

Out of nowhere its.....

Feldman



Ssthalar posted:

I got this error a while ago.
I have no idea why it showed up, it weren't very helpful and I haven't seen it since.



The Danish part can be translated into:
"We have sent a team of trained monkeys to fix the situation. If you see them, show them this message."

I'm pretty sure that is an error/backtrace encrypted so only the youtube engineers can read it. Sort of makes sense from a security perspective I suppose. I've pondered how I would replicate that as an Apache or Nginx module.

Lum
Aug 13, 2003



polynominal-c
Jan 18, 2003



You tried to throw away the recycle bin? And the universe didn't explode?

deadly_pudding
May 13, 2009

who the fuck is scraeming
"LOG OFF" at my house.
show yourself, coward.
i will never log off


I'm responsible for some of these in software we use internally

I've got one process that consists of a perl script that runs several other programs in sequence. Even if one of those programs errors out and derails the rest of the sequence, that perl script still gets to the end and outputs "PROCESS COMPLETED."

Lum
Aug 13, 2003



polynominal-c posted:

You tried to throw away the recycle bin? And the universe didn't explode?

I think I must have accidentally caught the recycle bin while selecting crap to move from my desktop, but honestly I'm not sure.

And that's the point. The error message is somewhat unhelpful and cryptic.

corgski
Feb 6, 2007



Amusingly I just spent several minutes trying to drag the recycle bin inside itself, and every method I tried simply excluded the recycle bin from the selection or failed silently.

omeg
Sep 3, 2012



Try creating a looped NTFS link structure

Oddhair
Mar 21, 2004



It's not an error per se but a known issue with certain SIP implementations:

Polycom VVX guide posted:

"Subnet mask forces all packets through gateway when not using DHCP and when using the wrong subnet mask for the network class in use. For example, using 192.168.X.X addresses with a 255.255.0.0 subnet mask. This issue exists in SIP 1.4.x.
Workaround: Use the correct subnet mask."

I want to believe that it's not related to the actual Class of the network, and of course that combination of IP and subnet mask would be the entire 192.168 space from RFC 1918...but it's not incorrect, either. I've been thinking about this for all of five minutes and enjoying the different ways you could describe this:

"SIP is going to suck if your subnet mask is /16 and the 17th and 18th bits of your IP are both 1!"

Sir_Substance
Dec 13, 2013

by Ion Helmet


Here's a fun one from this afternoon:



That's a 20 metre long error message. Sorry for the horrible quality, phone cam was the only one on hand.

I mucked something up in the xorg config between nvidia's settings window and the built in settings window, I think it was somehow loading the entire screen config as one of the screens. That's right, I made recursive screen settings, what now

Jabor
Jul 16, 2010

#1 Loser at SpaceChem

Is there a vertically-oriented projector pointing at the floor in addition to the one shining on the wall?

Sir_Substance
Dec 13, 2013

by Ion Helmet


Jabor posted:

Is there a vertically-oriented projector pointing at the floor in addition to the one shining on the wall?

One on the wall plus three on the floor.

Sepist
Dec 25, 2005

FUCK BITCHES, ROUTE PACKETS


Gravy Boat 2k

Sir_Substance posted:

One on the wall plus three on the floor.


Without context that sounds sexy

bobua
Mar 23, 2003
I'd trade it all for just a little more.

Kinda sounds sexy anyway.

corgski
Feb 6, 2007



I want it in my bedroom.

SopWATh
Jun 1, 2000


Well this is helpful...

Only registered members can see post attachments!

SopWATh fucked around with this message at Apr 16, 2014 around 17:49

Double Punctuation
Dec 30, 2009

Ships were made for sinking;
Whiskey made for drinking;
If we were made of cellophane
We'd all get stinking drunk much faster!


SopWATh posted:

Well this is helpful...



Obviously you have to drag the buttons to the center of the screen.

Sulla Faex
May 14, 2010

No man ever did me so much good, or enemy so much harm, but I repaid him with ENDLESS SHITPOSTING


Plaster Town Cop

SopWATh posted:

Well this is helpful...



I'm going to start a business that sells people Build-It-Yourself Adobe Photoshop packages for cheap. Once they pay they get a copy of python and a free book

Woodsy Owl
Oct 26, 2004


Sulla-Marius 88 posted:

I'm going to start a business that sells people Build-It-Yourself Adobe Photoshop packages for cheap. Once they pay they get a copy of python and a free book

That's basically GIMP, yeah?

feld
Feb 11, 2008

Out of nowhere its.....

Feldman






8 DIMM slots. DIMM 11 is not compatible. What universe does this machine live in?


edit: this just happened to coincide with someone inserting a CDROM...

Ataraxia
Jun 15, 2001

Champion of nothing.


That looks like a Dell R720 bios boot screen? Don't they have like 24 dimm slots?

feld
Feb 11, 2008

Out of nowhere its.....

Feldman



Ataraxia posted:

That looks like a Dell R720 bios boot screen? Don't they have like 24 dimm slots?

It's a Dell 1950

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

Moderator at http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/and soon to be mod of AI. MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN. Motronic for VP.


That's interesting.

Do you understand how DIMM identification works? Basically there's a small I2C serial EEPROM on each DIMM, known as the SPD EEPROM. Stands for Serial Presence Detect.

There are 3 or 4 pins on the DIMM slots that set the address of each SPD EEPROM on the bus. I think it's 3, but not sure. That gives you a maximum of 8 slots per BZ-box (memory controller.) I'm not sure how many BZ-boxes you would have on that server, what CPU family does it use and how many sockets? 2? 4?

There are also other sensors on the same bus, such as the various fan controllers and temperature sensors on the motherboard.

So I'm guessing what happened is one of the other devices on the SPD/I2C bus is conflicting with the address space normally reserved for DIMM SPD EEPROMs. The BIOS is recognizing it just enough to note that it isn't compatible (because the timing tables aren't actually timing tables, so they look like garbage) and is identifying it as DIMM 11 (which would be at the I2C address reserved for slot 0xA, since they're zero based) when it throws the error message.

It could also be a dirty connector/slot for DIMM 3 (slot 0x2) since that would mean bit 3 of the SPD EEPROM address was wrong, but the rest were right, so slot 0x2 (DIMM 3, one-based counting) is being identified incorrectly as slot 0xA (DIMM 11.)

I'd have to put a drop an XDP+ITP instance on the machine to tell you for sure, but that's where I would start looking.

Caconym
Feb 12, 2013



Had a good one from a map application with input from remote gps trackers once. It would throw this

quote:

There was an unknown error in an unnamed file.

every five seconds untill you managed to get into a settings dialog, identify the offending remote unit and disconnect it, resulting in two counts of this

quote:

Unable to close connection "" from host .

So a timeout resulting in a connection being set to NULL, resulting in a nullpointer, all wrapped in unhelpful messages. That was fun to track down.

Suspicious Dish
Sep 24, 2011



Fun Shoe

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

Bless You Ants, Blants



Fun Shoe

I think they've covered all the bases there

crazyfish
Sep 19, 2002



SavageMessiah posted:

Here's the paper one I mentioned earlier:

I never did figure out what exactly caused it.

Total necro on this (3 year old post!), but I searched the thread and didn't find any mention of "paper" that was relevant. According to VMWare, it was caused by your host OS disk being full. Wound up searching this out because I was discussing bad error messages with my coworkers.

https://www.vmware.com/support/player31/doc/releasenotes_player315.html posted:

When the host disk containing the virtual machine was full, powering on the virtual machine might have failed with the following incorrect error message:
The Printer is out of paper.
The message now correctly states that the disk is full.

Not My Leg
Nov 6, 2002

AYN RAND AKBAR!


I wish I had taken a screenshot of the error I got yesterday.

code:
ERROR

"" does not exist.

Yes No
Umm, no?

thideras
Oct 27, 2010

Fuck you, I'm a tree.


Fun Shoe

Not My Leg posted:

I wish I had taken a screenshot of the error I got yesterday.

code:
ERROR

"" does not exist.

Yes No
Umm, no?
Seems correct to me! The error doesn't exist. Maybe it is asking you to confirm the error does not exist.

~Coxy
Dec 9, 2003

R.I.P. Inter-OS Sass - b.2000AD d.2003AD

Good old GBIS.



Happens when you try to filter a column by a particular value... but only on some columns and not others.

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


0xDEADDEAD is my new favorite stop code.

JnnyThndrs
May 29, 2001

HERE ARE THE FUCKING TOWELS

Inspector_666 posted:

0xDEADDEAD is my new favorite stop code.

Haven't seen that one(don't have any Intel wireless adaptors), but I'm partial to 0xDEADBEEF which occurs when I use the wrong startup flags on my Hackintosh.

Johnny Mash
May 21, 2007
I hope to see you soon in La La Land



Do not collect $200.

derivativ
May 29, 2006

PRESTIGE CLASS: TANTRUMANCER



Oh okay then I guess that's fine

SavageMessiah
Jan 28, 2009

Rzbgvbanyyl qenvarq naq fngvfsvrq

Toilet Rascal

crazyfish posted:

Total necro on this (3 year old post!), but I searched the thread and didn't find any mention of "paper" that was relevant. According to VMWare, it was caused by your host OS disk being full. Wound up searching this out because I was discussing bad error messages with my coworkers.

Haha now I have closure!

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President Ark
May 16, 2010



Had a pretty good one yesterday. Happened during the boot process.

code:
Keyboard failure
Press F2 to run SETUP
Press F1 to load default values and continue
I laughed pretty hard at that.

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