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Mlum

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Just reformated my hard drive and I'm still getting "fatal exception errors" and "this program has perform an illegal operation". How do you fix these errors?
 
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Fatal exceptions immediately after a "clean install" and before additional programs have been installed, puts the onus on hardware -- particulary ram.

It would help if you gave some more info on the blue screen errors or other faults, but the first thing you should do is test the ram.

Microsoft is providing a utility which will do this for you if you cannot substitute known good ram to test.

http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
 

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Hello Rollin' Rog,

Out of interest, if I may?

I used the MS utility for the RAM test. By "known good ram" I think you may mean RAM from a running computer (and compatible), new RAM not yet installed and...?

If there were problems implicating RAM would the removal of the older stick (in the case of one having added RAM) have any value in assessing where the problem might be located? And vice-versa - in terms of removal.

Thanks.
 
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If more than one module is installed, it can be useful to swap modules out. Usually it's best to leave one module in the first slot nearest the cpu. Some motherboards require this I believe. Naturally you wouldn't want to have less than a basic minimum, such as 32 mb.

Yes you could swap from another system if you know the ram is compatible.
 
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