How to Make a Fake Error Message on Windows

Introduction: How to Make a Fake Error Message on Windows

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Hi guys! Today i'm gonna be showing you how to make a Fake Error Message on Windows without any programming skills or programs. Let's get started!

Step 1: Making and Modifying It.

Making:

So, first copy this following line of code in your Notepad:

x=msgbox("Text",0+16,"Title")

On "text" write your own message text, and on "Title" write the message title.

Now, save it as ".vbs" file and now if you click the file, it will show you the error message you writed.

Modifying:

If you think what that number is "0 + 16", it is the number to choose the "style" of the message.

Here's a list of the many types of the message before the +.

0 = OK button only.

1 = OK and CANCEL

2 = ABORT,RETRY and IGNORE

3 = YES, NO and CANCEL

4 = YES and NO

5 = RETRY AND CANCEL

Here's a list of the many types of the message after the +.

16 = Critical Message

32 = Question Message

48 = Warning Message

64 = Info Message

Step 2: Masking the Fake Error Message.

To mask the Fake Error Message, all you have to do is to make a Shortcut of the file and change the Shortcut icon, for example i inserted the Chrome icon. And the latest step is to rename it.

Thanks for reading my Tutorial of how to create a Fake Error Message.

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    9 Discussions

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    tallon.rockwell
    tallon.rockwell

    Tip 2 months ago

    maybe do something like OH NO! YOUR COMPUTER AS RAN INTO AN ERROR TRY RESTARTING IT OR POWERING IT DOWN

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    tallon.rockwell
    tallon.rockwell

    Reply 2 months ago

    or to go for a meme approach to waste your friends time do this... hmph ill rise to your silly provocation and test you a little bit more (jojo reference)

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    SpeedStriker243
    SpeedStriker243

    8 months ago

    Gee, where do I start...
    - Spelling error, 'system32' is spelt 'Sytem32'.
    - If system32 were to be removed, Windows would not boot to the desktop at all.

    I'm just saying, if you want this fake error to be believable, try making an error that relates to something that would still allow Windows to function. For example: "Windows encountered an error loading your data, files may be corrupt."

    That said, I am impressed at how you know how to do these kind of things.

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    Flyboyron
    Flyboyron

    1 year ago

    Clever, but I'd check the spelling of whatever message you intend to create.

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    LukeProgrammer
    LukeProgrammer

    Reply 1 year ago

    Sorry, but i'm not english. I tried my best for this Instructable.

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    Flyboyron
    Flyboyron

    Reply 1 year ago

    No problem, just a heads up. The correct spelling would be "System" vs. "Sytem".

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    LukeProgrammer
    LukeProgrammer

    Reply 1 year ago

    If you mean the message, it's that when I write fast I don't notice.

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    LukeProgrammer
    LukeProgrammer

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks!
    P. S: OMG your famous!!