Operating System Error Codes

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Below is a partial list of more common Linux and Windows operating system error codes.

Linux Error Codes

The perror tool can be used to find the error message which is associated with a given error code.

NumberError CodeDescription
1EPERMOperation not permitted
2ENOENTNo such file or directory
3ESRCHNo such process
4EINTRInterrupted system call
5EIOI/O error
6ENXIONo such device or address
7E2BIGArgument list too long
8ENOEXECExec format error
9EBADFBad file number
10ECHILDNo child processes
11EAGAINTry again
12ENOMEMOut of memory
13EACCESPermission denied
14EFAULTBad address
15ENOTBLKBlock device required
16EBUSYDevice or resource busy
17EEXISTFile exists
18EXDEVCross-device link
19ENODEVNo such device
20ENOTDIRNot a directory
21EISDIRIs a directory
22EINVALInvalid argument
23ENFILEFile table overflow
24EMFILEToo many open files
25ENOTTYNot a typewriter
26ETXTBSYText file busy
27EFBIGFile too large
28ENOSPCNo space left on device
29ESPIPEIllegal seek
30EROFSRead-only file system
31EMLINKToo many links
32EPIPEBroken pipe
33EDOMMath argument out of domain of func
34ERANGEMath result not representable
35EDEADLKResource deadlock would occur
36ENAMETOOLONGFile name too long
37ENOLCKNo record locks available
38ENOSYSFunction not implemented
39ENOTEMPTYDirectory not empty
40ELOOPToo many symbolic links encountered
42ENOMSGNo message of desired type
43EIDRMIdentifier removed
44ECHRNGChannel number out of range
45EL2NSYNCLevel 2 not synchronized
46EL3HLTLevel 3 halted
47EL3RSTLevel 3 reset
48ELNRNGLink number out of range
49EUNATCHProtocol driver not attached
50ENOCSINo CSI structure available
51EL2HLTLevel 2 halted
52EBADEInvalid exchange
53EBADRInvalid request descriptor
54EXFULLExchange full
55ENOANONo anode
56EBADRQCInvalid request code
57EBADSLTInvalid slot
59EBFONTBad font file format
60ENOSTRDevice not a stream
61ENODATANo data available
62ETIMETimer expired
63ENOSROut of streams resources
64ENONETMachine is not on the network
65ENOPKGPackage not installed
66EREMOTEObject is remote
67ENOLINKLink has been severed
68EADVAdvertise error
69ESRMNTSrmount error
70ECOMMCommunication error on send
71EPROTOProtocol error
72EMULTIHOPMultihop attempted
73EDOTDOTRFS specific error
74EBADMSGNot a data message
75EOVERFLOWValue too large for defined data type
76ENOTUNIQName not unique on network
77EBADFDFile descriptor in bad state
78EREMCHGRemote address changed
79ELIBACCCan not access a needed shared library
80ELIBBADAccessing a corrupted shared library
81ELIBSCN.lib section in a.out corrupted
82ELIBMAXAttempting to link in too many shared libraries
83ELIBEXECCannot exec a shared library directly
84EILSEQIllegal byte sequence
85ERESTARTInterrupted system call should be restarted
86ESTRPIPEStreams pipe error
87EUSERSToo many users
88ENOTSOCKSocket operation on non-socket
89EDESTADDRREQDestination address required
90EMSGSIZEMessage too long
91EPROTOTYPEProtocol wrong type for socket
92ENOPROTOOPTProtocol not available
93EPROTONOSUPPORTProtocol not supported
94ESOCKTNOSUPPORTSocket type not supported
95EOPNOTSUPPOperation not supported on transport endpoint
96EPFNOSUPPORTProtocol family not supported
97EAFNOSUPPORTAddress family not supported by protocol
98EADDRINUSEAddress already in use
99EADDRNOTAVAILCannot assign requested address
100ENETDOWNNetwork is down
101ENETUNREACHNetwork is unreachable
102ENETRESETNetwork dropped connection because of reset
103ECONNABORTEDSoftware caused connection abort
104ECONNRESETConnection reset by peer
105ENOBUFSNo buffer space available
106EISCONNTransport endpoint is already connected
107ENOTCONNTransport endpoint is not connected
108ESHUTDOWNCannot send after transport endpoint shutdown
109ETOOMANYREFSToo many references: cannot splice
110ETIMEDOUTConnection timed out
111ECONNREFUSEDConnection refused
112EHOSTDOWNHost is down
113EHOSTUNREACHNo route to host
114EALREADYOperation already in progress
115EINPROGRESSOperation now in progress
116ESTALEStale NFS file handle
117EUCLEANStructure needs cleaning
118ENOTNAMNot a XENIX named type file
119ENAVAILNo XENIX semaphores available
120EISNAMIs a named type file
121EREMOTEIORemote I/O error
122EDQUOTQuota exceeded
123ENOMEDIUMNo medium found
124EMEDIUMTYPEWrong medium type
125ECANCELEDOperation Canceled
126ENOKEYRequired key not available
127EKEYEXPIREDKey has expired
128EKEYREVOKEDKey has been revoked
129EKEYREJECTEDKey was rejected by service
130EOWNERDEADOwner died
131ENOTRECOVERABLEState not recoverable

Windows Error Codes

For a complete list, see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms681381.aspx

NumberError CodeDescription
1ERROR_INVALID_FUNCTIONIncorrect function.
2ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUNDThe system cannot find the file specified.
3ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUNDThe system cannot find the path specified.
4ERROR_TOO_MANY_OPEN_FILESThe system cannot open the file.
5ERROR_ACCESS_DENIEDAccess is denied.
6ERROR_INVALID_HANDLEThe handle is invalid.
7ERROR_ARENA_TRASHEDThe storage control blocks were destroyed.
8ERROR_NOT_ENOUGH_MEMORYNot enough storage is available to process this command.
9ERROR_INVALID_BLOCKThe storage control block address is invalid.
10ERROR_BAD_ENVIRONMENTThe environment is incorrect.
11ERROR_BAD_FORMATAn attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.
12ERROR_INVALID_ACCESSThe access code is invalid.
13ERROR_INVALID_DATAThe data is invalid.
14ERROR_OUTOFMEMORYNot enough storage is available to complete this operation.
15ERROR_INVALID_DRIVEThe system cannot find the drive specified.
16ERROR_CURRENT_DIRECTORYThe directory cannot be removed.
17ERROR_NOT_SAME_DEVICEThe system cannot move the file to a different disk drive.
18ERROR_NO_MORE_FILESThere are no more files.
19ERROR_WRITE_PROTECTThe media is write protected.
20ERROR_BAD_UNITThe system cannot find the device specified.
21ERROR_NOT_READYThe device is not ready.
22ERROR_BAD_COMMANDThe device does not recognize the command.
23ERROR_CRCData error (cyclic redundancy check).
24ERROR_BAD_LENGTHThe program issued a command but the command length is incorrect.
25ERROR_SEEKThe drive cannot locate a specific area or track on the disk.
26ERROR_NOT_DOS_DISKThe specified disk or diskette cannot be accessed.
27ERROR_SECTOR_NOT_FOUNDThe drive cannot find the sector requested.
28ERROR_OUT_OF_PAPERThe printer is out of paper.
29ERROR_WRITE_FAULTThe system cannot write to the specified device.
30ERROR_READ_FAULTThe system cannot read from the specified device.
31ERROR_GEN_FAILUREA device attached to the system is not functioning.
32ERROR_SHARING_VIOLATIONThe process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.
33ERROR_LOCK_VIOLATIONThe process cannot access the file because another process has locked a portion of the file.
34ERROR_WRONG_DISKThe wrong diskette is in the drive. Insert %2 (Volume Serial Number: %3) into drive %1.
36ERROR_SHARING_BUFFER_EXCEEDEDToo many files opened for sharing.
38ERROR_HANDLE_EOFReached the end of the file.
39ERROR_HANDLE_DISK_FULLThe disk is full.
87ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETERThe parameter is incorrect.
112ERROR_DISK_FULLThe disk is full.
123ERROR_INVALID_NAMEThe file name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
1450ERROR_NO_SYSTEM_RESOURCESInsufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service.


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