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DIAGNOSE THE BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH

By ffontan1 ·
DIAGNOSE THE BLUE SCREEN in windows 98se.
The blue screen of death is supposed to help you correct problems when
Windows crashes. However, deciphering the blue screen can be frustrating. Can you help me how too.?
Run Windows 98se on AMD CPU 400HMZ, memory 256,
video 16m, 500g h.d.

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by donmars In reply to DIAGNOSE THE BLUE SCREEN ...

This a sample of the answer to your post. The url to go to is given at the end. The site includes a screen shot of a BSOD for reference.
Some common STOP messages and what to do about them: (These are directly from Microsoft)

0x0000000A IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL An attempt was made to access pageable memory at a process internal request level (IRQL) that was too high. A process can only access objects that have priorities (IRQL) of equal or lower priority than its own. This is usually caused by a device driver using improper addresses.

0x0000001E KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED This is a very common bug check. Usually the exception address (the second parameter) pinpoints the driver/function that caused the problem. Always note this address as well as the link date of the driver/image that contains this address.
0xC000009A indicates a lack of non-paged pool resources.

recommendations on what to do about these errors:

0x0000000A IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL This error is usually caused by a bad device driver, or a 4.0 driver on a 3.51 box. Use the Last Known Good configuration if you can and get rid of this driver. Contact the vendor for an updated or correct driver. To help recover from errors like this, before adding any new drivers, make sure to run RDISK and at least update the info, the floppy is also nice to have.
0x0000001E KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED Outdated drivers, and hardware problems can cause this. If it isn't recently changed drivers, reseat the CPU(s), memory, cache, VRAM, BIOS, and any other chips that may have creeped out of their sockets. Sounds goofy, but it usually works

Go here for the full text

>> http://www.ntbrad.com/bsod.htm

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by TheChas In reply to DIAGNOSE THE BLUE SCREEN ...

Is that a mis-print, or do you have a 500 GB hard drive?

If your drive is over 132GB, you can have a number of problems with W98.

Many blue screens provide the name of the program that caused the fault.
Start by checking everything that has anything to do with the program.

This may sound like a broken record, but make sure that ALL device drivers are the latest versions for your hardware.
Most important are the chip-set drivers for the motherboard, and the video driver.

Often, the answer for problems with W98 are to format the hard drive, and start over.
For home use in particular, a Windows install usually needs to be redone every 6 months to 2 years.
The system registry grows in size and develops corrupt code.
The more software that you install and remove, the sooner you will be faced with the need to re-install.

Chas

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by Oz_Media In reply to DIAGNOSE THE BLUE SCREEN ...

GOOD EYE CHAS!!

Your attention to detail is amazing. Even after reading the two answers given, I still missed your point about the 500Gig. I thought you were off on a wired tangent for a bit.

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