The Weird Error Message Gallery

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

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This uninformative error was actually anything but catastrophic. Visual Studio just couldn't connect to the source control system.

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OK, that's just a typo, but who makes a mistake that glaring? Especially when "Virtual" is already spelled right there in the title bar?

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The dangers of long URLs.

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This one's known, but was still pretty startling. Bad font symbols are a critical update?

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Someone sent this to me. It's not exactly an error message, but it's pretty weird.

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