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Converting Error Numbers

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Error numbers that are returned by Windows API calls often appear as very large negative numbers. To give meaning to these numbers, convert them to hexadecimal values like this:

 
PS> $errornumber = -2146828235

PS> '0x{0:x}' -f $errornumber
0x800a0035 
 

To find out the reason for such an error, when you now search for the hexadecimal value, chances are much higher that you find a match.

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Posted Nov 20 2014, 06:00 AM by ps1

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