Abort, Retry, Fail

Abort, Retry, Fail

A DOS critical error message that is displayed for various reasons. Selecting Abort terminates the operation, whereas Fail sends a message back to the program, which may or may not make a difference. The words Abort and Fail were always confusing to users. See DOS error messages.
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One hit wonder Jyoti Mishra spent pounds 800 on his home produced 1997 single Your Woman - Abort, Retry, Fail? which topped the charts after being recorded at home on a personal computer and pounds 30 microphone.
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