How to decode Windows errors
Published Jan 24 2020 01:41 PM 2,360 Views

First published on TECHNET on Oct 17, 2007

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.

Version history
Last update:
‎Feb 20 2020 02:44 PM
Updated by: