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By nikita2525 ·
I'm getting error dialogue boxes frequently now, when going from the net back to my inbox, or from site to site. Running Win98SE, IE 5.5, with all current updates. Gateway 450mhz, 64mb RAM. This occurs when I'm closing out, using the "X" next to maximize and minimize. Any ideas as to why?

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by csmith In reply to Stack Dumps and Invalid P ...

The most likely problem is a corrupt file, but there are a lot of other possibilities.
i.e. There probably about an 8% chance its a virus.
The error messages are telling you where the problem is. Both the module that caused the problem, the modulethe fault was caused in, and the address are important.
If they are totally random, (Very doubtful in this case.) its telling you to look at the hardware.
I assume you have already reloaded Win98 with no change in symptoms.
If the pattern is moderately random and has been there since initial setup, have you checked for update files for your motherboard?
If the problem just appeared one day, check to make sure the latest update of your antivirus files are loaded.
These are usually the best places to start.

Regards, Chris

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by nikita2525 In reply to Stack Dumps and Invalid P ...

Chris,

Not a virus. I did get the answer from #2 - Guidos. It's a memory problem, and I'll need to change the allocation. The problem just appeared one day and is totally at random. You answered my other problem and points are there.

Thanks,
Susan
a.k.a.

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by guidos In reply to Stack Dumps and Invalid P ...

Generally speaking, invalid page faults and stack dumps are caused by having incorrect memory allocation specifications in your config.sys file (Windows does a really bad job of managing your memory)...check to see (from a DOS prompt) what the "largest executable program size" is (do a "mem" command). If it's somewhere around 576K, that's not enough; it should be running around 608K. Which means you should allocate the memory yourself via config.sys. Be sure and enter a "stacks=n,nnn" statement(such as stacks=9,256). Also, in system.ini under the [386enh]section, enter "Minsps=4" (minus the quotes). Be aware, however, that the larger the stacks statement, the more physical memory you will use. Try that, and see what happens...let me know if it helps.

Regards...

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by nikita2525 In reply to Stack Dumps and Invalid P ...

Guidos,

You nailed the problem, but I really wish you would spell out exactly how to change the configurations in a DOS mode. I've never done it and don't want to ruin anythng. My e-mail is:
godiva@worldshare.net

Thanks for hitting the nailon the head!! Point to you.

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