The Weird Error Message Gallery

These are all genuine error messages I've gotten from Windows or Windows applications.

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Access and ODBC get really confused.

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And now Access is completely clueless as to what happened.

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Look at the buttons. Yes, the right button brought up a help file.

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Look at the title bar. Does this look like a top-level directory?

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This one's from Windows NT, and is without a doubt the funniest dialog box I've ever seen from any program. The mind just boggles...

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So do I stop the operation or stop the operation?

I swear that Visual Basic delivered me this exact error message box while working on an Excel macro. It was not a debugging Msgbox() output; VB did this all by itself.

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OK, great. What kind of error?

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"... "

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How does this happen? MSDN Library isn't on the web, it's a local desktop application.

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Uh oh. Now how do I get support for this crash?

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I said, ha-ha!

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Er, it sure looks to me like Outlook is installed...

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That's a lot of dropped frames.

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Microsoft Word can't start Microsoft Word? OK, so then who started Microsoft Word?

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I love this one. Yes, I would like to continue keeping my computer!

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