General discussion

Locked

fatal exception 0E dual processor based

By GT ·
I have a problem with a new system I am trying to setup. The system configuration is as follows.

Dual processor based (PIII 600Mhz 512).
0.5Gb Ram
Deskstar 20.5Gb UDMA66 IBM file
Aopen 48x IDE CD-Rom
Creative labs Annihilator Pro graphics card
Iiyama 22” display

Motherboard is a supermicro GX chipset P6DGU

So far I have formatted the drive using win95 startup diskette. For full 20.5Gb FAT format. Install CD-Rom and re-boot. Install Win98 2nd edition and start to install.
I have used typical installation each time.

Various anomalies keep coming up. The final fault is usually when the system is configuring plug and play devices. The system hangs after a “Fatal Exception fault” (e.g. 0E at 0028:c0031dac during setup of hardware).

After power on reset, because system has totally locked up the system comes up with power up screen where you can select “safe mode, command prompt, etc…”. The command prompt is highlighted and statement declaring that

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

7 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

fatal exception 0E dual processor based

Hi!

First a question why did you get a dual processor system if you're only going to use Windows 98 ?

Win 98 will only use one CPU!

Second I wouldn't make the whole 20Gb as boot partition. It's not very good to make a boot partition on the whole disk it's some BIOS restrictions that might break things.

Make a boot partition on MAX 2Gb and try to reinstall win 98.

/Hasse

Collapse -

fatal exception 0E dual processor based

by GT In reply to fatal exception 0E dual p ...

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

Collapse -

fatal exception 0E dual processor based

by moflic In reply to fatal exception 0E dual p ...

I've had trouble with Creative Labs cards even in NT with dual processor. Check their web site for info on dual processor issues.

Also run NT for dual processors. Or win2k. That's a powerfull machine that shouts "I WANT MULTIPROCESSOR KERNEL!!!"

Collapse -

fatal exception 0E dual processor based

by GT In reply to fatal exception 0E dual p ...

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

Collapse -

fatal exception 0E dual processor based

by RMmcp In reply to fatal exception 0E dual p ...

I agree with the answer so far. You have 20gigs. Formatting it all in one partition is like investing your entire savings in one company's stock. If it goes down, you loose it all. I would format out 4gigs as the C: partition (plenty of room for programs), make it active and format it FAT32 for Win98. Then make an Extended partition and divide that into 2 or 3 Logical partitions. These could be for documents, program install files, DEVICE DRIVER FILES for installing,etc... You can even install a program to another partition. Matter of fact, what you should do is, from a Dos prompt, make a directory (D:\md Win98), change to that dir.(D:\cd win98) then copy the Windows files to that dir.(D:\Win98 copy cd:\win98). Then run setup.exe from the hard drive. More stable and quicker, and from then on Windows will access that folder instead of calling for the CD.
Also, the guys are right. Windows 98 will not utilize both processors. Think about moving to Win 2000.

Collapse -

fatal exception 0E dual processor based

by GT In reply to fatal exception 0E dual p ...

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

Collapse -

fatal exception 0E dual processor based

by GT In reply to fatal exception 0E dual p ...

This question was auto closed due to inactivity

Back to Desktop Forum
7 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Hardware Forums