Performed illegal operation.....

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dogbonz

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Hi Troops,

I keep getting "performed illegal operation" based apparently
on stack dumps.

Win98SE
512 Meg RAM
1.6 AMD CPU
Plenty of room on HDD
nVidia 440 AGP8X

Any ideas what could be causing this ?

Thanks,

-bonz
 

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Your initial post contains insufficient data for the forum to form a response. Please state the exact error message(s) you refer to, no paraphrasing and, exactly what procedure you're performing on this target computer when the error message(s) occur.
 

dogbonz

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Styxx said:
Your initial post contains insufficient data for the forum to form a response. Please state the exact error message(s) you refer to, no paraphrasing and, exactly what procedure you're performing on this target computer when the error message(s) occur.
The exact message is "This computer has performed an illegal operation"

It happens in many different programs- the only other information
is "stack dump" - then a bunch of memory addresses.

Is that enuff ?

-Bonzie
 

Styxx

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Immediately

Backup all your Sensitive Data (Internet Explorer Favorites; Netscape Bookmarks, Address Book and Netscape Mail Folders; Outlook Express Address Books and Folders (compress any Netscape Mail or Outlook Express folders first) letters, pictures, databases, spreadsheets, music, etc.) to removable media for restoring later.

You may need to format your hard drive and re-install Windows.
 

dogbonz

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Thanks Styxx,

Since I've been dealing with windows over the years, I've found
it best to put all important data on other partitions. So it's
not a serious problem to kill everything on C: and start over.
However, then I have to re-install XP on drive H:, and I have
to re-install programs to make the proper registry connections
in 98SE.

I was hoping that somebody had a way to fix the "stack dump"
problem specifically, without having to reinstall everything, which
I have already done recently, before this error popped up.

-Bonzie
 
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