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    What's your favorite Windows error message?
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    What's your favorite Windows error message?
    I figured this would be a good thread to start for all of those ex-Windows users who have gotten vague messages from Windows that didn't really explain what the problem was. My favorite error message that I received was when I was ten and I was playing around with Paint Brush. The program closed and said, "This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down." I was on Paint Brush. What kind of illegal operations can you do on Paint Brush? In Microsoft's defense, I think they've gotten rid of that error message in recent years. So, what's your favorite error message from Windows?
    "Anecdotal thinking comes naturally, science requires training." - Michael Shermer

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    What's your favorite Windows error message?
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    "Windows encountered an unexpected error."

    (Which ones are expected ?!)
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    What's your favorite Windows error message?

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    What's your favorite Windows error message?
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    "This program appears to be not responding"

    No way?!?! :O

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    What's your favorite Windows error message?
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    What's your favorite Windows error message?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iRye View Post
    Is that from Vista? Because if it is, then Microsoft has gone overboard with their faulty security.
    "Anecdotal thinking comes naturally, science requires training." - Michael Shermer

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    What's your favorite Windows error message?
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    "Would you like to report this problem to Microsoft...blah, blah, blah. We won't be able to do anything about it but it will help us....."
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    What's your favorite Windows error message?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCustomer99 View Post
    Is that from Vista? Because if it is, then Microsoft has gone overboard with their faulty security.
    I think it is because the picture is saved as "VISTAOHLORD"

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    What's your favorite Windows error message?
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    The blue screen of death of course. I got it twice last night while trying to install some game demos for my brother.
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    What's your favorite Windows error message?

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    JTLYK, I actually did get that error when I plugged in a USB mouse. I had to use the orignal PS 2 mouse to say Allow. :rolleyes:

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    What's your favorite Windows error message?
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    That's hilarious. So Windows' idea of security is, "Spyware GOOD, USB mouse BAD."
    "Anecdotal thinking comes naturally, science requires training." - Michael Shermer

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    What's your favorite Windows error message?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCustomer99 View Post
    Is that from Vista? Because if it is, then Microsoft has gone overboard with their faulty security.
    Yes, it's Vista. Seen it MANY times now.

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    What's your favorite Windows error message?
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    I haven't had a windows error in years... I'm on windows now, weird...

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    What's your favorite Windows error message?
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    Remember, that Vista message is not an Error, it's Vista watching out for you!

    I just feel they are going a bit too far. A mouse for heavens sake?

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    What's your favorite Windows error message?
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    OK, not Windows, but in Outlook "The operation failed." upon startup - that's it, no further explanation. No idea what operation failed or why it failed - just that it failed. Go Microsoft!

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