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Control the Display of Popup Error Messages (Windows NT/2000/XP)

This tweak is used to control which error messages are displayed as popups, and also allows you disable the use of popup error dialog boxes entirely.

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Open your registry and find the key below.

Modify the value of "ErrorMode" according to the options below.

Value  Description
-----  -----------
  0    All errors appear in popups (Default)
  1    System errors disabled, application errors still
       using popups
  2    Neither system or application errors use popups

Note: This setting does not affect error logging, any errors will still be logged as normal.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|ErrorModeREG_DWORD0x00000002 (2)|
Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows]
Value Name: ErrorMode
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = all errors, 1 = application errors, 2 = no popups)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: May 14, 2002