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Post name: How to decode Windows errors
Original author: MS2065 [MSFT]
Posting date: 2007-10-17T16:07:00+00:00

Many Windows error messages provide a hexadecimal error code, for example 0x8007267C. This code can provide helpful information. But how to translate it into a readable error message?

At least two commands can be used to decode an error code:

· certutil -error [Code]

· err.exe [Code]

For example

certutil -error 0x8007267C

Certutil is part of all Windows server stock keeping units (SKU) and Windows Vista. The err executable is available from the Microsoft Download center.

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