Why do I get general protection fault errors?

Question

My home-built computer is constantly displaying general protection fault errors and blue screens as well as freezing up. Could this be Windows 98 playing tricks on me? Should I use Windows NT? or could it possibly be a hardware problem? Thank you for your help.

Answer

This question was answered on June 17, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

There are many possible explanations to your problems In most cases the most likely cause of these types of errors is hardware Unfortunately to begin to help you we need a little further details on what type of general protection fault errors they are specifically Also if the blue screens have any other error data on them please feel free to email us back with further information, so we can try to help.

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on June 17, 1999