windows error codes

What do the Windows error codes mean?

Programs, web pages and the operating system itself have their own Windows error codes, a combination of numbers and/or letters. What do they mean?

In an ideal world, when a device stops working it should tell us what problem it has. Sometimes this happens, like when the printer asks for more ink or more paper; or the computer warns us that we have lost the internet connection or that a program has been closed by mistake.

But the error messages are not always so clear, and we often come across error codes, numerical combinations that we should consult in a separate manual to find out what they mean and how to remedy them.

Previously we have seen possible solutions to the blue screen of Windows, without stopping on what messages or error codes are shown on the screen.

Today we will focus on the problem through pages that will answer what that error code means. With that information we will know what to do to remedy it.

Windows error codes in Device Manager

Many of the errors we encounter in Windows error codes have to do with peripherals and hardware components.

In this sense, the Windows Device Manager has an extensive list of error codes that we can consult in this official link from Microsoft.

There we will see all the codes, the message it shows, the possible cause and the solution recommended by Microsoft.

Windows Update error codes

While Windows updates should be one of the most careful items, unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for us to have problems and get error messages or Windows error codes Update.

Although they can be varied, most respond to these: 0x80073712, 0x800705B4, 0x80004005, 0x8024402F, 0x80070002, 0x80070643, 0x80070003, 0x8024200B, 0x80070422, 0x80070020.

You will find possible solutions, depending on your version of Windows, on this Microsoft help page that guides us step by step.

Error codes when activating Windows

Downloading, installing and activating Windows is a relatively simple process. It takes time, but the steps to follow are few. Everything is virtually automatic.

But something can always go wrong, such as Windows activation failing and returning an Windows error codes like 0x803f7001, 0xC004C003, 0xC004F034, 0xC004FC03 or 0xC004E028.

To find out what all these error codes mean, Microsoft provides us with a list of what they mean, so that we can solve the problem and activate Windows without any problems.

Blue Screen Error Codes
We are quietly editing a document, playing a game or surfing the web and suddenly the screen turns blue and we see codes and messages that are difficult to understand if we are not computer literate.

The usual blue screen Windows error codes are 0x0000000A, 0x0000003B, 0x000000EF, 0x00000133, 0x000000D1, 0x1000007E, 0xC000021A, 0x0000007B, 0xC000000F.

Error codes when installing Windows 10
If you’re installing Windows 10 from scratch or upgrading from Windows 7 or another version to Windows 10, you may also encounter the occasional error code.

The most common are 0xC1900101, 0x80073712, 0x800F0922, 0xC1900200 or 0x80070070.

The full list of error codes related to installing or upgrading to Windows 10 can be found at this official link from Microsoft along with their meaning.

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