Updated: 10/18/2022 by Computer Hope

Fail may refer to any of the following:

1. Fail describes an issue with the computer that makes it not function properly. For example, when a hard drive fails, it prevents the computer from being able to boot.


See the error definition for a listing of errors and failures.

2. In online gaming and on the Internet, fail is a term used when someone does something stupid, makes a mistake, or is unsuccessful at something. The picture below is an example of a fail picture that shows a laptop in a dishwasher. Obviously, this action would destroy the laptop. Searching for "fail images" or "fail videos" returns millions of other examples.

Laptop in dishwasher fail

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