Privileged instruction... Eh?

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Katzy

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Tried to load CoffeeCup Gif Animator, today, as I've done many times.

Today, though, it loaded up and up popped this little box with a big red cross in it. "Privileged instrustion" it said. Nothing else. I clicked on "OK" and the box disappeared. Then came straight back. I clicked "OK" and it disappeared. Then it came straight back. I couldn't access the program, so I did the three-fingered salute.

"Hmm", I thought. The obvious first thing to do, was to reinstall CoffeeCup.

It did the same thing.

"Hmmm", I mused "I'll try uninstalling, then reinstalling".

It did the same thing.

Not very helpful, is it? "Privileged instruction"?

I suspect it's a Windoze message, rather than a CoffeeCup one, though I may be mistaken (I'm good at that!).

A search revealed it to be "A machine code instruction that may only be executed when the processor is running in supervisor mode. Privileged instructions include operations such as I/O and memory management.", which tells me something, but nothing that's helpful to me... Memory? I have 384meg of RAM, if that helps. Virtual memory is handled by the system.

I also found something about this with G-Force GFX cards. I have a G-Force GTS/G-Force Pro card, but I haven't had this problem, before!

Any ideas as to what the hell "Privileged instruction." might mean, in this context? Or, rather, how on Earth I can stop it happening?

Ta!
 
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