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Where are error message stored in Windows OS. Is it stored in any dll files

By dannygladstone ·
Where are error message stored in Windows OS. Is it stored in any dll files.

Hello all,

How does windows report an error, where is the error quote stored in windows.

Thank you,

Danny

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Error log files in XP....

Event Viewer
In Windows XP, an event is any significant occurrence in the system or in a program that requires users to be notified, or an entry added to a log. The Event Log Service records application, security, and system events in Event Viewer. With the event logs in Event Viewer, you can obtain information about your hardware, software, and system components, and monitor security events on a local or remote computer. Event logs can help you identify and diagnose the source of current system problems, or help you predict potential system problems.
Event Log Types
A Windows XP-based computer records events in the following three logs:
? Application log

The application log contains events logged by programs. For example, a database program may record a file error in the application log. Events that are written to the application log are determined by the developers of the software program.
? Security log

The security log records events such as valid and invalid logon attempts, as well as events related to resource use, such as the creating, opening, or deleting of files. For example, when logon auditing is enabled, an event is recorded in the security log each time a user attempts to log on to the computer. You must be logged on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group in order to turn on, use, and specify which events are recorded in the security log.
? System log

The system log contains events logged by Windows XP system components. For example, if a driver fails to load during startup, an event is recorded in the system log. Windows XP predetermines the events that are logged by system components.

How to View Event Logs
To open Event Viewer, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, then click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management. Or, open the MMC containing the Event Viewer snap-in.
2. In the console tree, click Event Viewer.

The Application, Security, and System logs are displayed in the Event Viewer window.

How to View Event Details
To view the details of an event, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, then click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management. Or, open the MMC containing the Event Viewer snap-in.
2. In the console tree, expand Event Viewer, and then click the log that contains the event that you want to view.
3. In the details pane, double-click the event that you want to view.

The Event Properties dialog box containing header information and a description of the event is displayed.

To copy the details of the event, click the Copy button, then open a new document in the program in which you want to paste the event (for example, Microsoft Word), and then click Paste on the Edit menu.

To view the description of the previous or next event, click the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW.
More here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308427

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
If this information is useful, please mark as helpful. Thanks.

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DLL

by LarryD4 In reply to Where are error message s ...

I'm pretty sure its a dll but its been so long since I needed to know I can't remember.

Here are the actual includes for the errors when coding..
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms681381.aspx

But I can't remember where they are stored.

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From the link

by Jacky Howe In reply to DLL

that you provided Larry it seems to me that a lot of them have something to do with.
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Library Use Kernel32.lib. <br>
DLL Requires Kernel32.dll. </br>

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Didn't think of this

by LarryD4 In reply to Where are error message s ...

Do a search of the windows folder and look for any file with err in it.

Then sort by type and look at the ones found that are dlls. I fund like 7 but they were in a diferent folder then the norm. They are in the SYSWOW64 folder, but I'm running XP 64bit.

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