Why all the blue screen fatal exceptions?

Question

I continue to get the blue screen and these error messages continue to pop up.....

A fatal exception OE has occurred at 0028:C0005338 in VxD VMM (01) + 00004338.

A fatal exception OE has occurred at 0028:00700465 in VxD ---. It was called from 0028:C00514DC in VxD VPICD (01) + 0000099C.

A fatal exception 05 has occurred at 0028:C2920074 in VxD---. It was called from 0028:C00514DC in VxD VPICD (01) + 0000099C.

Please let me know if this helps you.

Answer

This question was answered on December 16, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Those codes simply indicate programs are crashing into each other in memory.

The only information I can see which points to a potential problem comes from your profile, which indicates a 2GB hard drive Could be time to set sights on a larger drive.

How full is the hard drive? I must wonder if there is any room left for dynamic files (which programs shuttle on and off the hard disk and into memory constantly) or a healthy swap file, which is virtual memory kept on the hard disk when avaliable RAM gets slim, which happens on all machines

Or if there is still any room on that hard drive for data, for that matter...

Try uninstalling anything you might not use, and run Disk Cleanup to get rid of old temporary files Defrag the hard drive, as well Delete temporary internet files.

Next, see if the problem (if it still exists) is repeatable under any certain set of circumstances Suspect a maverick program which may be muscling the others around, or even the possibly of an errant memory module.

RG

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Posted by Robert of Mesa Community College on December 16, 2002