Retry, Fail? - Usually you will get this error message if you
are trying to read a disk that is not readable of if no disk is in
Access denied - Usually meaning the file has a attribute on
it read only or the disk is write protected *TIP* if you need to delete
the file just deltree FILE
Bad command or file name - Usually this is when you miss type
a command or if DOS does not know the command.
Bad or missing command interpreter - DOS cannot locate the Command.com
a important file that holds all of DOS's needed information, you will
need to recopy it also there is a chance you could possible have a
Cannot find a device that may be needed to run windows- Make sure
the path in your AUTOEXEC.BAT points to the directory that contains
the file and that it exists on your hard drive
Cannot find system files - DOS cannot find your system files
Directory already exists - You tried to create a directory
with the same name
Disk Full - Message that comes when you to try to copy to a
diskette that is full to capacity
Divide overflow - Program has attempted to divide something
Drive A: Does not exist - This message occurs when you have
a dirty diskette
Drive not ready error - Disk in the drive is not readable,
such as a disk not being in the disk drive
Duplicate file name or file not found - When attempting to rename
a file the file does not exist or there is already a file with that
File cannot be copied onto itself - An attempt to copy a file
could not be completed because the file already exists or same source
File creation error - Directory could be full because of the
DOS limitation of files in one directory the file could also already
exist or the file was not copied correctly
File exists - You're trying to name your new file with a name
that's already in use
File not found - Meaning that in the directory that you searched
does not have that certain file or there are no files in the directory.
General Failure - Something bad has occurred and DOS not know
what to say so it just gives you this error if this is giving when
try reading the Hard drive you may need to format the hard drive or
it possible even could be bad
Help hot available for this command - No help is found with your
Incorrect DOS version - You cannot run your current DOS program
because its not the correct DOS version load SETVER at your CONFIG.SYS
to solve this problem
Insert System Disk - Insert your bootable diskette into a diskette
Insufficient disk space - Disk is full or if you are trying
to copy a file to a disk the file is too big to fit on the disk.
memory - You don't have enough memory to run a particular command
Internal stack overflow - DOS's internal storage areas are
full if you need to go into your config.sys and increase the STACKS=0,0
Invalid directory - Directory is invalid or does not exist
in the directory you are currently in.
Invalid drive specification - Drive does not exist on the computer
or cannot be found.
Invalid file name or file not found - DOS couldn't find the
file specified in the current directory or the file has an invalid
character in it.
Invalid media, track 0 bad or unusable - Format command cannot
format the specified disk or the disk capacity is invalid, or bad
Invalid number of parameters - When the command was typed something
was left out that DOS needed by the command, mistyped the command.
Or put a space where one was not needed.
Invalid parameter - Typed a command correctly but specified
the incorrect parameter such as format /z
Invalid Switch - The wrong slash was typed such as cd/ when
it is supposed to be cd\
Non-System disk or disk error - When booting up the computer
this error will usually occur when there is a floppy disk in the computer
that is not bootable if there is no disk inside the computer this
could be an indication of a unrecognized hard drive, un formatted
hard drive, or hard drive with missing system files.
Not ready, reading drive X - Attempted to read a disk that
is not readable or there is no disk in that drive.
Out of Memory - You cannot a task because you don't have enough
To many open files - You've tried to open too many files at one
time. Go to CONFIG.SYS and increase FILES
Write fault error - Tried to reroute text to a device that
is not connected or is not valid or not hooked up.
Write protect - Tried to write to a disk that is write protected