What is an ERROR!
An Error is a term used to describe any issue that arises unexpectedly that cause a computer to not function properly. Computers can encounter either software errors or hardware errors.
What is the difference between an error and bug?
An error is a message shown to the user of a program, and a bug is a problem in the code that is causing the error to be shown. See our bug page for a full explanation and history of computer bugs.
How to fix a computer error
As shown in the next section, there are dozens of different types of errors that can each have hundreds of variations. To fix a computer error, you must first identify the type of error and the source.
For example, with a blue screen error message in Windows a file name, the type of error as well as the memory location may be given. All of this information can be used in a search engine to find a fix to the error. If no error message is given, search for the symptom you are experiencing. For example, if the computer is turning off it is likely a hardware problem and not a computer error.
Software errors are the most common types of errors on a computer and are typically fixed with software updates or patches.
Hardware errors are any defects with hardware inside the computer or connected to the computer. Although some hardware issues can be fixed with firmware updates, most of these errors are resolved by replacing the defective hardware.
Computer error messages
Below is a listing of the different errors and error messages a computer may encounter. Clicking on any of the links below will give you additional information about that error.