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By trichard ·
I am having some major problems and need help badly! I will at random times (i.e. during an install or running a scandisk or just playing a game) get the following errors:
Fatal exception 0E (or 0D) has occurred at 0028:C004xxxx (last 4 vary) in VxD VCACHE(01)+00000390 (last 4 vary here sometimes also)
Fatal exception 0E has occurred at 0028:C004xxxx (last 4 vary) in VxD VFAT(01)+0000167D (last 4 vary here sometimes also)

I am running Win98SE with all critical updates and most recommendedupdates on the following system:
Asus A7V (bios ver 1005c), 1GHz Athlon, 256MB PC133 RAM, Hercules Prophet 2 MX GeForce (driver v6.35 from Hercules), SB Live! Value (Liveware3 with update applied), 3C905 NIC, 30GB 7200RPM UDMA/100 HD on ATA100, Asus CD-ROM as master on pri. IDE, Acer CDRW as on master sec. IDE

All drivers are the most recent I could find (including Promise ATA/100 drivers v1.60 build33) and I have not overclocked anything. I have tried lowering some settings in BIOS (like RAM clock spd, disable AGP fast writes)but to no avail... I'm just about ready to make my CPU into a boat anchor (a VERY expensive one at that).

PLEASE HELP!!!!!

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by trichard In reply to Fatal Exceptions

Oh yeah, forgot, this is a fresh Window$ install off of a newly formatted HD. I also have a 300W AMD approved power supply and 2 case fans. The monitoring programs show all temperatures well within safety thresholds.

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by jimcarney6 In reply to Fatal Exceptions

sounds like video card or bad chip to me. i would reseat video card. clean for dust. (sounds stupid but you never know) if you have a replacement video card (even and old one you know has never had problems) i would try that next and see if you can avoid the crash. if not your chip could be bad. especially if its random like this. lost my system in december same way. you could also boot into safe mode and run the system for awhile to see if crashes there. if the chip is bad, it will crash at somepoint. how frequent do you bsod?

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by trichard In reply to Fatal Exceptions

tried a different video card, still crashes...haven't had it crash in safe mode yet, maybe a bad MoBo...

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by reply In reply to Fatal Exceptions

I expierince the same problem. Here is how I resolved it.
It was my Soundblaster driver.
just go to Windows\System\Iosubsys and find the driver for your soundcard. My was the sb16.vxd (for Soundblaster16).
Rename it to e.g. sb16.old. It helped me.
Good luck.

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by trichard In reply to Fatal Exceptions

This file does not exist on my system, so this can't be it (I disabled SB16 emulation in Device mgr. as I don't have any apps that would need it)

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by jmstitt In reply to Fatal Exceptions

Hi. I have built 60 or so machines using the ASUS board. It has the VIA chipset if I remember correctly. There are some problems with this chipset and components. First thing to try is to remove the 3COM905 NIC, there was a tech warning about this particular card not working with the VIA chipset. I tested it and had the same crashing problems. I changed the NIC to an Intel 10/100 Pro-Management NIC. That problem went away. Also, the SBLive card may be a problem, try removing it and installing an older model sound card. I changed our sound card from the SBLive to a cheap Yamaha card just for testing purposes. I have not changed it back because it is working. Another clue that the NIC and sound card are problems is: Does the machine take a considerable amount of time to boot up? If it is taking longer than you think it should, this could be an answer. The last problem I had was with the IDE onboard DMA drivers, after installing them from the vendors CD, the machine would crash or would only boot in safe mode. I had to reinstall the standard Windows drivers to make it work again. The last resort I had to do was reinstall the OS after making these test changes, then all was well. Have not had a problem since.

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by trichard In reply to Fatal Exceptions

Tried it without any sound card installed, still crashed. Tried it with a LinkSys II NIC, still crashed. Tried moving cards to different slots, still crashed. I am almost convinced that it's not an IRQ conflict.

I'm going to see if I can borrow some RAM from someone to see if that is the problem... I have 2 128MB DIMMs in now.

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by gbworld In reply to Fatal Exceptions

The VCACHE is a disk error with the virtual cache. The VFAT says something with the FAT32 disk OS. This does not necessarily indicate a disk error, but the error is being manifested in the disk (thus the scan disk problems).

Here is a troubleshooting methodology:

1. Get the latest Windows 98 SE files from windowsupdate.microsoft.com (you can use the Windows Update icon on the start menu).

2. Check to make sure you have no yellow ? in your hardware device manager. This is an indication of a possible conflict.

If there is a conflict, it is something conflicting with the IDE controller. This can be hardware or software. As you have the latest updates to various hardware drivers, it is more likely a hardware conflict or an unknown issue.

Try moving cards from one PCI slot to another. While PCI is supposed to alleviate problems with IRQ conflicts, it is not 100% accurate.

If you had a blue screen, you should be able to look at the log and see the problem child.

One more thing, which is a far shot. Windows sometimes has problems with extremely large drives (even though they say not). Try partitioning the drive if all else fails (not as a first line of attack).

My gut is that you have a hardware conflict or driver conflict between some device and the IDE controller. I would get the windows update and then run with this.

Gregory A. Beamer
MCP: +I, SE, SD, DBA

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by trichard In reply to Fatal Exceptions

1. I have run all available updates, still crashing =(

2. There are no yellow ?'s in Device Mgr. I also made sure no devices are sharing IRQ's...I did this by disabling the serial and USB ports in BIOS to free up IRQ's

I have the OS installed on a 4GB partition on the HD and use the other 26GB partition for installing applications to.

Where is the log file you are referring to and what is it's name? I'll have to look into that one.

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by WizardJ In reply to Fatal Exceptions

sounds like some registry messup -
check out the Microsoft Knowledge Base at
http://support.microsoft.com
Hope they can help you

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