What is the most wicked error message you have ever encountered?

category: general [glöplog]

1) Since days, I am joking among friends for an error message that seems quite funny engrish to me (Though I find on google that this thing exists normally as a term, but who cares). I had a Crypto TV tuner card and the XP drivers from the original CD don't work in XP(!). And the message I get is "Catastrophic Failure" =)))

2) A friend was coding some stuff and there was a crash. The debuger said that an error has occured at the address BAAD F00D. That was rather funny the first time we encountered it!

3) I also have encountered this one few times BB Image
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Guru Meditation
Three and a half bombs
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Error 404

It's quite fun that the "catastrophic error" is an official microsoft error message, atleast i've been getting it from the win32 api via getlasterror/formatmessage.
Could not set pixel format: the operation completed successfully. ATI GL drivers :)
added on the 2006-04-20 07:30:50 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
And The Daily WTF also features good looking error messages from time to time. E.g. this or that
added on the 2006-04-20 07:34:28 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
Keyboard not present. Press F1 to continue.
added on the 2006-04-20 07:52:26 by ham ham
When I had a crappy video card the demo would not even initialize, I got this error that said "Your Computer Sucks"
added on the 2006-04-20 08:56:50 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
"Something went odd in the piping system", courtesy of windows version of carmageddon.
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I've always loved the "Click OK to crash" in Buzz.
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BSOD on my PSP running pspSnes. Lovely little comment: I regret to inform you your psp has just crashed.

Shit Happens... :(

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...and it happens a lot. ~_~
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name of document censored for shame of the writer :)

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An error occured, caused by the following reason :

no error.


That was in the windows 3.1 era, from some scanner driver software, I think.
added on the 2006-04-20 12:00:19 by willbe willbe
alltime favourite is probably the famous "Keyboard not present. Press F1...", but recently i met the following:
"/bin/sh : bad command interpreter" (or something like that, quoted from heart)
while trying to run a perfectly normal shell script starting with the line "#!/bin/sh"
added on the 2006-04-20 14:01:03 by blala blala
A friend told me that Win95 at one time while booting produced a blue screen with the text:

Press any key to continue

Makes you wonder where would you see this
added on the 2006-04-20 14:32:49 by すすれ すすれ
the `impossible' happened
added on the 2006-04-20 14:52:38 by Sverker Sverker
I once had my app crash the whole IDE, with this funny little message:

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added on the 2006-04-20 14:58:58 by wb wb
Teel: I was more taken with the "Thank you for using Buzz" line that preceded it :)
added on the 2006-04-20 15:43:26 by Shifter Shifter
"SQL error... sorry ! ^^; I'm on it !"
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stuff.cpp(13) : warning C4390: ';' : empty controlled statement found; is this the intent?

and also who could forget "d3dcaps is for lamers" or fvs32's "we're proud to present you the following error:".
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