System errors are messages telling you that something is not right with the software or hardware of your computer. Many times the error codes come with an explanation which can help you to fix the problem. Not all error codes are created equal. Certain error codes can be difficult to comprehend and therefore aren’t very useful. For instance, an error code that reads “file name too long” may mean that your file’s name, or extension is too big for the filesystem’s capacity. In this case it is possible to reduce the length of the filename or freeing up space on your hard drive could solve the problem.

Other error codes could indicate that your system is unable to access a drive device or use a non-existent file. These errors typically cause your system’s to stop, and you will see an eerie blue screen and a system error message when this happens.

Some older systems require information conform to strict formats and will throw an error for even the slightest deviation However, modern systems tend to be more flexible and tolerant of information that does not conform to the format specified.