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famousGino

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Hello everybody,
I recently aquired (4 months ago) a desktop with a Pentium 4, 1.3 GHz processor, 128MB RDRAM and 40GB Hard Disk Drive.
Lately, I've been having these strange (at least for me) messages coming up on the screen, like:

"An exception OE has occured at 0028:C0030D04 in VxD---
This was called from 0028:C002F285 in VxD---
It may be possible to continue normally".
And then the screen freezes.

Other examples are the following:
"WinWord has caused an error in (unknown)"
"Sllights has caused an error in (unknown)"
"Pip has caused an error in PICTRLS5.DLL"
"Pip has caused an error in SHDOLVW.DLL"
"Pip has caused an error in KERNEL32.DLL"
"Msmsgs has caused an error in (unknown)"
"Waol has caused an error in MSTHTML.DLL"
"Runtime error in Word"

Every message also says that it will now close.
After every message the screen either freezes or the program I'm runnig closes or nothing happends and I can continue using the computer.

Another problem: I cannot run the Disk Defragmenter and, sometimes, I cannot run the ScanDisk. When I start the Disk Defragmenter, the screen freezes and I have to use "Ctrl+Alt+Del" to end the task. And it takes a while to end. Sometimes, I have a blue screen saying "The system is either busy or has become unstable"
Should I call the enginers in? (I pay insurance anyway).
HELP.
PS: Sorry for the lenght of the message but I wanted to give every detail a could remember.
 
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That's quite a variety of errors. Have you run an updated antivirus scan? You can do an online one here:

http://housecall.antivirus.com/pc_housecall/

I would also highly recommend installing and running Ad-Aware. Many conflicts are caused by hidden applications running in the background.

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

Read the FAQ and getting started pages before running it.

Just found this, it may be the source of most of these strange errors:

http://www.gateway.com/support/techdocs/software/msapps/664607510.shtml
 
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