Blue Screen O' Death - exception OE

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kiravmoon

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I searched diligently in the archives for an answer to this problem to no avail.

I have an IBM Aptiva, 128.0MB RAM running Win98se. We're having trouble with blue screens and freeze ups, and the computer is acting very finicky. The exact error reads:

An exception OE has occurred at 0028: C000 69F8 in VXD VMM(01) + 000 59F8.
This was called from 0029: C004BD98 in VXD VFAT(01) + 000 A024
It may be possible to continue normally.

We started having this problem after upgrading ourselves to a flats-creen monitor. There were some initial troubles getting it to work to satisfaction and in the process of trying to fix that my husband deleted a video driver and reinstalled it (with some trouble I might add, as he wasn't sure exactly what he did when he did it, and had to go into safemode and work his way out-when he did intially- all the settings were really low grade and he had to reinstall it to bring it back to 'normal'), and we believe this may be causing the trouble.

The monitor, in case it matters, is a Sharp LL-173C-B

The driver he messed with he says is: NVidia Number Nine pepper M32
N Vidia RIVA TNT2 Model 64

It was completely deleted off of the computer, so he downloaded it from elsewhere.

He did some research on it and concluded from that there was a known bug in the driver, and a fix for it known as the VXD Fix. It would be good to know if this will take care of the problem. The other thing is that the only place we found to get the VXD Fix charges 30 bucks for it. If this is what we need, anyone know of a place to get it for free?

I really appreciate the presence of this forum and have used it before to success and donated in thanks. Any help would be received with utmost gratitude.
 
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You can get the nVidia drivers direct from the nVidia site
http://www.nvidia.com/object/riva_drivers.html

However they are available from the IBM site www.ibm.com and these may be best (assuming that the video card was original with the PC).

I cannot point you to the exact driver as the description of "Aptiva" is akin to saying "it's a Ford", there are many different models.

Just select support and downloads and follow the menus.

The VXD Fix at that price is a scam I believe, its highly unlikely to be of use to you.
 

flavallee

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Are you talking about the "VXD Fix" that involves extracting some VXD files from the Windows 98SE CD or from the CAB files in your computer and placing them in the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM and C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\VMM32 folders?

If that's the case, you can do that yourself and not pay anyone $30.00 to do it. There has been controversial topics written as to whether that "fix" really does any good.

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kiravmoon

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Ah, yes, sorry about that. It's x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 3.

I believe he got the download directly from nVidia the first time, I will have to talk to him. We were afraid the fix was a scam or wouldn't be of use, thank you for your help.
 

flavallee

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Kiwiguy is wanting to know what the model number is to your IBM Aptiva. It should be somewhere on the case.

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Hi Kiravmoon,Kiwiguy! & flavallee.I have all NVIDIA Forceware drivers (95/98/ME) on CD
'AustralianPCAuthority' Oct 04!Dont suppose that's much good to you though,unless you
can sorce the mag. wherever you are.But the 98SE unofficial Service Pack certainly might be.
Without going to tiny URL it's; http://www.Softpedia.com/progDownload/Unofficial-Windows-
SE-Service Pack-Final-Download-9065.html This is a solution forlots of98SE misbehaviour
including OE's & Blue Screens.No problems at all since installing! Good Luck
Also,Here:
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Unofficial_Windows_98_SE_SP1_20-t23263.html
 

flavallee

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Installing that UNOFFICIAL Windows 98SE Service Pack is a hit-or-miss thing because it has worked for some people and it has crashed other people's computers.

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