Software

Weird Error Messages

Abort, Retry, Fail?

Of course we’ll start with a classic DOS error message. DOS displayed this error message when it was unable to read data from a drive. The user is prompted to hit either A, R, or F.

Abort - Aborts the operation. Retry - Tries to read the data again. Fail - Tries to continue without the data. Fail was never a real choice as it immediately redisplayed the error message?

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