Windows® XP Error Messages
What are Windows® XP error messages?
Windows® XP PC displays error messages whenever it encounters a problem. It tells you what the problem is. However, after sometime, they will get annoying and you might want to disable them, there are some possibilities to do this, but be aware of other problems that might occur.
Here are some common issues involving Windows® XP error messages:
- What is the meaning of Windows® XP error messages?
- Disabling Windows® XP error messages
- Problems that might occur
What is the meaning of Windows® XP error messages?
Usually the Device Manager generates error messages and it is related to a driver conflict or a device that is not working. Error messages have codes, so it would be a good idea to understand those codes. “Code 1” says the device is not working correctly. “Code 3” means that the devices might be corrupted or it is abnormally using high system resources. If the device can’t start, you will get a “Code 10” error message, and you might need to get a new driver for the device. “Code 14” requires a simple restart, while “Code 16” means the device is not completely configured. “Code 18” and “Code 19” only requires reinstalling the driver.
Disabling Windows® XP error messages
If you want to disable the Windows® XP error messages, you will need to open the “Control Panel, System Devices, System Properties, and Advanced”. There you can find the error-reporting button. Be sure to disable error reporting checkbox and notifying messages. You will never be bothered again, but you could have some problems afterwards.
If you disable the Windows® XP error messages you will free some system resources, as the computer will not try to connect to Internet to send the report to Microsoft®. On a longer term, Microsoft® will not know about your problems, therefore can’t solve it. You should know that those messages aren’t useless, as Microsoft® is analyzing every one of these problems closely. They will try to resolve it, so you might be surprised to get an update that resolves your problem later. However, this is not possible as long as you have the error report disabled. If you insist on having them this way, at least let the computer to notify you about the problem. If you think you know about the problem and you don’t want messages about it, you might disable this option also. However, you should know that one hardware problem leads to another, so soon you will have a broken system and you might not even know about it. Use scanning software on your computer and identify all those driver and hardware problems from time to time.