Hi guys,

Does somebody know a tool which translates error numbers like "System error -2147287038"

Thanks in advance

Teitan
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Excelent question! :)
Answered 07/21/2011 by: yannara
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Not so much a tool as a way to convert them into more meaningful info:

- open up the windows calculator and put it in scientific mode
- paste in the (negative) error code
- convert the number to hex base
- the last 4 digits of the result give you the 'standard' error code

so for example your -2147287038 becomes exit code 2 after this operation

rgds,
PJ
Answered 07/22/2011 by: pjgeutjens
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...then all you need is an encyclopaedic knowledge of DOS error codes LOL

The most common are:
2 - File not found
3 - Path not found
5 - Access denied
Answered 07/22/2011 by: VBScab
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...and to get the description of the rest of the (standard) error(s)
net helpmsg <error code>
Answered 07/22/2011 by: AngelD
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Or use the System Error Code list on MSDN
Answered 07/22/2011 by: dunnpy
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...then all you need is an encyclopaedic knowledge of DOS error codes LOL

I consider that to be standard knowledge for any packager... [:D]
*cough* google *cough*
Answered 07/22/2011 by: pjgeutjens
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