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Is there a deffinent answer(vcache)

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Chireru, Jan 14, 2003.

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  1. Chireru

    Chireru Thread Starter

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    I have used the search button and gone through threads...I've been through google...as much as my little brain can handle, is there really a deffinent fix to the VxD VCACHE(01) crash errors? So far through what I've read, I've set my minfilecache = 512 and max = 262144, I still have these crashes...through reading more, I've changed it around to min = 0 and max = 500000...I have 512mb of SDRAM and I have Windows 98. People have said that with 512mb or more of RAM, you SHOULD limit vcache to certain values in 98....some say certain values are too large others say too small....HHHHEEEEEELLLPPPP...please?:( :confused:

    BTW, I've only started having these errors after upgrading my RAM to 512mb...I have used the Doc's memory tester, and others too..I took it into a computer shop to test it, and it is STILL ok! So I doubt it's faulty RAM...btw, could bad sectors on the hardrive be another cause for it? Thanx in advance for ANY help....peace!
     
  2. spaceman_333

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    Hi Chireru,

    What are the other specs on your computer and how is it used?

    I'm not a gamer so I can't go there, but the computer that I use most of the time runs better/faster/smoother with 256MB SDRAM than it does with 512MB. I use Win98se on it along with AMD 1.2Ghz CPU, 15GB HDD, and cable connection.

    And, I let Windows manage my Virtual memory.

    Welcome to the forum.

    Spaceman
     
  3. Chireru

    Chireru Thread Starter

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    AMD Athlon 1.2ghz Processor

    Radeon 9000 Pro vid card

    SiS 900 Lan Card

    SiS 7018 Audio card

    512mb SDRAM

    M810L Motherboard which holds it all
     
  4. spaceman_333

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    Have you disabled the onboard video in the BIOS?

    SM
     
  5. Chireru

    Chireru Thread Starter

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    I'm assuming changing it from PCI to Onboard AGP disabled it...that's all I know ^^;;

    Bout to upgrade to ME starting from the time of posting this reply....
     
  6. spaceman_333

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    You're right on the video....

    I would ask around about ME. It certainly is not my favorite.

    SM
     
  7. slipe

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    You should require no vcache intervention with 512Mb RAM. You can run out of memory addresses with OVER 512Mb if you don’t restrict it.

    Bad hard drive sectors should not affect it.

    M$ says it is caused by bad RAM. Evidently you have eliminated that.

    I found a couple of references to disabling your write behind caching: Click Start | Settings | Control Panel | System | Performance | File System | Troubleshooting and select “Disable write behind caching for all drives”
     
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