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Win 98 reinstall problems

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by renasloan, Nov 13, 2001.

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  1. renasloan

    renasloan Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I inherited a Dell inspiron 3200 D233XT laptop from my brother on which he installed an illegal copy of Win2000 which eventually completely crashed his computer. Now, when i try to reinstall Win 98, I can get through the setup fine but when i start up the computer, i get the following message:

    a fatal exception 0E has occurred at 9928:C005177E in VXD VPICD(01) + 00001EA2

    someone mentioned it might be a motherboard problem (this is the 3rd motherboard this computer has had.) do you think i will have to get a new motherboard??? any other ideas on how i can get this to work???? Thanks!!!
    :confused:
     
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  3. ~Candy~

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    Hi, renasloan, welcome to TSG....

    Did you reformat the hard drive first?????
     
  4. renasloan

    renasloan Thread Starter

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    i reformatted the hard drive before setup

    the error is:
    a fatal exception 0E has occurred at 0028:C005177E in VXD VPICD(01) + 00001EA2

    one online help forum suggested "I solved the Win98 issue to this fatal exception by disabling the complete/enhanced graphical hardware acceleration (a sub-menu of configuration panel).
    It seems to work well yet with the "standard acceleration handling" item of this sub-menu."

    and also adding some *.vxd files

    but i have only gotten the computer into safe mode once so far.

    do you think these will work???
     
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    I would start by accessing the bios and for right now disable the PNP choice.
     
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