Handy links to Windows system error codes

I regularly get asked about error codes in a Windows environment, especially when the developers have nicely coded their work to only output something such as “failed with the operating system error 3”. It is at this point where you shake you head and wonder well that’s great but what does error code 3 mean! Here are links to some further information on these.

Please note these are still not very specific but sometimes they can give you enough information to at least point you in the right direction. For example my error code 3 about means “The system cannot find the path specified”. I think we can agree that makes much more sense.

System Error Codes (0-499)
System Error Codes (500-999)
System Error Codes (1000-1299)
System Error Codes (1300-1699)
System Error Codes (1700-3999)
System Error Codes (4000-5999)
System Error Codes (6000-8199)
System Error Codes (8200-8999)
System Error Codes (9000-11999)
System Error Codes (12000-15999)

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