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Constant "exception OE" error at start-up

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by angelic_joy, Dec 4, 2001.

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  1. angelic_joy

    angelic_joy Thread Starter

    Feb 22, 2000
    Nine times out of 10, when I fire up my computer I get the dreaded blue screen of death and the following error message:

    "An exception OE has occurred at 0028:C0281B7F in VxD VMM (12) + 00002B7F. This was called from 0028:C0240C6D in VxD PERF (05) + 00000141."

    OS - WinME Upgrade
    Processor - Pentium-S 166 MHz
    Base memory - 640k
    Extended memory - 162816k
    Award Modular BIOS v4. (ASUS P5A-B ACPI BIOS)

    This is driving me crazy!! I end up having to reboot at least 10 times before the computer will finally fire up without the errors, or safe mode. Any ideas what could be causing this, or how to correct it??

  2. Mosaic1


    Aug 17, 2001
    I am not really sure. You have an upgrade an may have the wrong file version. perf.vxd is a part of vmm32.vxd.
    TRy this and see if it helps. Extract a fesh copy of perf.vxd from your install Cd or the cabs if you have them on the hard drive. Extract it to

    The copy in vmm32 will be used instead of the copy in the vmm32.vxd

    Here's an article on extracting
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