Understanding Computer Error Messages

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Steps To Understanding Computer Error Messages

Error messages are displayed on a Windows computer when a condition occurs that is not recognized by your computer or a hardware or software running on it. When an error occurs, you usually receive an error box informing you about the problem. Error messages are usually displayed when user intervention is required to resolve a particular problem. Ideally, an error message should comprise the following information:

MessageID or the Error Code: An error code or message identification information is included with the error message. You can use this code or message ID to search for a solution to your problem in an online resources and software help documentation.

Date and Time Stamp: This information is usually included with error messages or related log files to help users or computer technicians to try and identify the event that might have caused the error.

Severity of the Error: An ideal error message informs users about the severity of the error. This way, you may know which errors you can ignore and which require your immediate attention.

Details of user ID and Process: An error message must also provide information about the user account from which the error was triggered and the process that was affected in the process.

Clear and to-the-point Error Message: The text in the error message should be clear so that users can easily understand them. An ideal error message should also have an option that enables you to view detailed information on how to deal with the error.
Although required, most of the time, programmers fail to include all these details in error messages and quite often users are left baffled when one is displayed.
To prevent this situation and to prevent several of these errors from occurring in the first place, you can follow the tasks below:


1. Problems such as aolload.exe corrupt file and cntaosmgr.exe error may occur if you fail to update your programs on a regular basis. Outdated programs not only lack in performance, but are also exposed to various security threats that are built around the bugs that are fixed by these updates. To prevent these problems, you must use tools such as Windows Automatic Update, and live update features in various applications and driver scanner tools to ensure that all software and drivers on your computer stay up-to-date at all times.

2. At times, you may face errors, such as aacenter.exe has stopped working when you have too many preloaded applications on your computer. Preloaded applications and tools are quite common on branded computers that come with a pre-installed operating system. Many of these programs start at system boot and eat up system resources, deteriorate the performance of your PC and also cause problems, such as program conflicts and other errors. This is the reason why, it is best that you either uninstall or at least disable these programs from starting at system boot. You can disable these programs by using the msconfig (System Configuration Utility) or a good third-party startup program manager. To uninstall programs, you may use the Add or Remove Programs utility. If there is some problem with installation files or if you are unable to perform a complete uninstall, you may use a good third-party programs uninstaller tool.

3. Problems within the Windows registry are known to generate several computer error messages. Registry problems usually occur due to the accumulation of a large amount of unwanted entries comprising outdated, incorrect and malicious data. To get rid of these entries, you need to regularly scan and clean your registry. You can do this easily with the help of a good registry cleaner tool.
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