What is A FATAL EXCEPTION ERROR and how can you fix it?

Question

when computer is left on it brings up a message. A FATAL EXCEPTION ERROR

Answer

This question was answered on January 31, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

A Fatal Exception error occurs when a program or software driver runs into a non-recoverable problem as it tries to interact with the processor in your computer Technically, the program is trying to access an illegal instruction or invalid code, but that's not terribly meaningful to most of us The result of a Fatal Exception error is that the program shuts down or that Windows becomes unstable or non-functional and must be restarted.

How to fix it

Connect to the Internet as you normally do

Double-click Internet Explorer on the Windows desktop

In Internet Explorer, enter the following address to connect to the Microsoft Support Online Web site: search.support.microsoft.com

On the Knowledge Base Search page, click the My Search Is About down arrow, and click Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, or Windows Millennium Edition in the list

In the I Want To Search By section of the page, make sure Keyword Search Using is selected

In the My Question Is text box, enter the words fatal and exception, and also enter another significant word from the error message

For example, if the error message is �SA fatal exception has occurred at 028:C0282dB0 in VxD IFSMGR(03) 0000 CF7C,⬝ enter IFSMGR

Click Go, review the list of articles that appears, and click the article that seems most applicable to your error

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Posted by Ileen of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 31, 2003