Common Data Related Error Messages And Their Meaning

Have you ever heard your computer go ‘ding!’ and see a box that reads ‘Please Contact Support’ while you are working? If you are on the internet, you are bound to have come across codes and corresponding error messages. If these messages pop up every now and then, it becomes increasingly difficult for you to work properly and may also lead to hard drive data loss, especially if you do not have the know-how to fix these errors.

Error messages only pop up when there is something wrong with your system, so a simple reboot will not make the problem go away. In a while, the messages will pop up once again. In order to know how to fix these errors, you need to know what they imply. We have compiled some of the most common computer and internet error messages to help you know what they mean and how you can fix them.

‘Unable to install the application.’

Whenever you try to download any new software or file, this message may pop up on your screen. It is one of the most common error messages. This is a relatively less stressful error message, as it simply signifies that you don’t have enough space on your hard disk to accommodate the application. To resolve this, you can delete older files that you no longer need and optimise your internal storage so that backups are regular and you don’t load up on unnecessary data.

‘Boot Device not found.’

This is seen in Windows devices only, since a boot device is required to turn on the device, which is not being detected. This may indicate a damaged or corrupted hard drive or changes in BIOS configuration. You need to click on BIOS configuration to check if boot order is correct, replace your hard disk or install a new version of the OS. You may contact a technician if this problem seems out of your league.

‘404 Not Found.’

Arguably the most common internet error, simply means that the server you are using cannot find the page you are looking for. This can be due to an invalid URL, deletion of the page from the server, or too much traffic on that page at that time. You can try from a different server after some time and check if you have typed the correct URL.

‘503 Service Unavailable.’

Another commonly seen internet error, this simply implies that the connection to the internet has been lost or interrupted, the page has been deleted or it cannot be loaded at the moment due to extremely high traffic.

This can be fixed after trying to load the page a little later and restarting your internet device.

For someone who uses the internet frequently, these are the most common system and internet error messages. In case there are other error messages which you may not know how to fix, it is advised to contact a technician so that you can get it sorted before your system gets damaged in any way.