What is a Fatal Exception OE error message?


I keep getting the "Blue Screen Of Death" error message, which doesn't appear in any specific time, which says the following:

A fatal exception 0E has occurred at 0028:C0006EB2 in VXD VMM(01) + 00005EB2. The current application will be terminate. (etc...)

I also get the same error message but with a different number like “....has occurred at 0028:C00071D5......+ 000061D5….”

Thanks for any help given!

Best Regards,



This question was answered on November 6, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hi, they are called Fatal Exception Error Messages and are codes that are returned by the program in the following situations:

* If access to an illegal instruction has been encountered

* If invalid data or code has been accessed

* If privilege level of an operation is invalid

When any of these situations occur, the processor returns an exception to the operating system, which in turn is handled as a fatal exception error message In many situations, the exception is non-recoverable and you must either shut down or restart the computer.

A Fatal Exception OE is a Page Fault interrupt and typically occurs when the operating system tries to access virtual memory on a demand-paged basis and that "page" is missing or damaged.

To view the articles of the error message you are experiencing go to:


and choose Windows 98 and click on Fatal Exception OE.

Good luck and hope this helps

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Posted by Phoenixaz of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on November 6, 2001