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By Konig ·
I recently rebuilt my system. I am running Win98 as my OS. Among the other "programs etc." that I loaded beyond that I installed a game from Microsoft called Age of kings II. It gave the message that in order for it to operate properly I had to restart my computer. When I did a Fatal exception error appeared. It was Fatal Exception Error occured at 0167:BFF8E0(zero)CC. Can anyone out there explain?

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by maxwell edison In reply to Fatal Exception error

Fatal exception errors are codes that are returned by a program in the following cases:

Access to an illegal instruction has been encountered.

Invalid data or code has been accessed.

The privilege level of an operation is invalid.

When any of these cases occurs, the processor returns an exception to the operating system, which in turn is handled as a fatal exception error. In many cases the exception is non-recoverable and the system must either be restarted or shut down, dependingupon the severity of the error.

In the error message:

A fatal exception XY has occurred at xxxx:xxxxxxxx

XY represents the actual processor exception from 00 to 0F. (Note that the "h" that is listed after the 0E, 0F, and so on, in the explanations below is frequently omitted from the error message.) The xxxx:xxxxxxxx value represents the enhanced instruction pointer to the code segment; the 32-bit address is the actual address where the exception occurred.

Windows does not cause these errors, but has the exception-handling routine for that particular processor exception, which displays the error message.

See Microsoft article Q150314 for more details:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q150314

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Maxwell

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by maxwell edison In reply to Fatal Exception error

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The aforementioned article also has troubleshooting procedures. It's quite lengthy, so I couldn't cut and paste the whole thing.

In addition, the following articles and links may also be helpful:

http://www.howstuffworks.com/question288.htm

http://www.getodd.com/fun/cmptr/fatlerr/fatlerr.html

http://www.whatis.com/definition/0,289893,sid9_gci214618,00.html

http://www.windows-help.net/windows98/troub-344.shtml

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000223.htm

Don't forget to REMOVE those pesky SPACES from the pasted URLs.

(Sorry 'bout the double post. I gut click happy!)

Best of luck and have a GREAT 2002!

Maxwell

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by Konig In reply to Fatal Exception error

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by maxwell edison In reply to Fatal Exception error

Fatal exception errors are codes that are returned by a program in the following cases:

Access to an illegal instruction has been encountered.

Invalid data or code has been accessed.

The privilege level of an operation is invalid.

When any of these cases occurs, the processor returns an exception to the operating system, which in turn is handled as a fatal exception error. In many cases the exception is non-recoverable and the system must either be restarted or shut down, dependingupon the severity of the error.

In the error message:

A fatal exception XY has occurred at xxxx:xxxxxxxx

XY represents the actual processor exception from 00 to 0F. (Note that the "h" that is listed after the 0E, 0F, and so on, in the explanations below is frequently omitted from the error message.) The xxxx:xxxxxxxx value represents the enhanced instruction pointer to the code segment; the 32-bit address is the actual address where the exception occurred.

Windows does not cause these errors, but has the exception-handling routine for that particular processor exception, which displays the error message.

See Microsoft article Q150314 for more details:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q150314

(REMOVE SPACES from the pasted URL.)

Maxwell

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by Mike (from Canada) In reply to Fatal Exception error

this indicates that either your system isnt compatible with the program (for example, wrong OS) or the setup program corrupted a file that loads during windows start-up. You might want to re-install windows.

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by maxwell edison In reply to Fatal Exception error

I strongly suggest that you ignore answer number three. That is entirely incorrect.

Microsoft article Q150314 clearly states:

?Windows does not cause these errors, but has the exception-handling routine for that particular processor exception,which displays the error message.?

If Windows is not the cause of the error, one could surmise that there?s no need to try to ?fix something that isn?t broken?. The operating system is simply behaving as designed.

I hate to see someone reinstall an operating system when it is entirely unnecessary. And in your case, it is not necessary.

Regards,

Maxwell

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by sayginsener In reply to Fatal Exception error

I think there can be two possible reasons...

First is that your hardware doesn't have the required hardware to play the game... For example: Does your video controller support 3D hardware acceleraiton?

Second is that you can really have a hardware problem because as Max says this error comes when there's something unstable with your hardware. I would first check if I've got bad sectors in my hard drive. Because if it is trying to read the data stored on one of those sectors, it will fail and give you such an error.

Another thing: Does the game work properly when installed on another computer? (just check if there's no problem with the software itself...)

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