There are many reasons you may receive an error message on your computer. You may have tried to have a program so something it cannot, or it could indicate a more serious problem on your computer. Before going for help, try reading the error message. Sometimes the message will let you know what happened, and it is simple to fix the problem. This won't always be the case.

Many error messages are complicated, and don't mean much to end users. When encountering error messages, faculty and staff can put in a tech request at Students may visit the SWAT Shop (CBA 1.328) for assistance or visit the ITS Help Desk.