Repeated BSOD on Win 98SE PC
I'm trying to sort out an oldish PC a IBM 2158-272. It was having problems & crashes so I decided to do a full re-install. I ran fdisk, re-formated, re-installed win 98SE, downloaded & installed all the latest drivers from the IBM site & installed all the win 98 updates.
Unfortunately I am now getting lots of BSOD. I have ran the boot in step by step mode, 1 driver at a time (It did not crash). I have ran msconfig & unchecked startup boxes in a logical manner but every time I think I've cracked it, as it boots up OK, I then turn it off & on AND bingo BSOD (repeatedly)
Here is a list of what I got on one boot up;
fatal exception 0E has occurred at 0028:00C9000B
fatal exception 0E has occurred at 0028:00C9000B (2nd time)
fatal exception 0D has occurred at 0246:015F47FB
fatal exception 0D has occurred at 3585:015F7F53
fatal exception 0D has occurred at 04B3:015F268B
fatal exception 0D has occurred at 04BF:015F268B
Any suggestions what to do next & can you tell me what the numbers mean as that could point me in the right direction
Many thanks for your help
Some stuff u can try.
Surface scan the HD.
In Device manager - System devices, Disable Acpi if it is running.
How much ram is installed?
Just looked up some specs for your kit.
If memory serves me well there is a patch from AMD for that particular cpu. Check AMD's site or Google on the cpu type.
GENERAL RULES OF THUMB
Windows 9x/me errors:
Fatal Exception OD
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The cpu has lost contact with a device or a virtual device driver, while attempting to complete an operation with that device. As per Microsoft: A Fatal Exception 0D is an error message that is most commonly found, but not limited to, out dated or damaged video display adapter drivers and out dated multimedia software; however, this error message has also been know to occur when theHsflop.pdr file is missing or damaged.
Fatal Exception OE
Microsoft's definition | top
The cpu has lost contact with a device or a virtual device driver, while attempting to complete an operation with that device. Frequently, an application attempts to access an illegal operation or instruction. This type of error is an indication that there is a hardware issue or hardware driver that needs to be resolved.
From Here: http://helpdesk.oneonta.edu/resnet/t...tm#exceptionoe
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Thanks for the info I'm going to try AMD's site now.
The system has only 96Mb of memory & I did wonder if defective memory may be the cause?
I could not find ACPI in system devices could it be known by another name?
don't woory on the acpi if it's not running.
Another fix that may work is to reinstall networking.
U have 96mb, is that 2 sticks. Try removing the 32mb stick.
Last edited by herosrest; 11-05-2003 at 09:51 AM.
I have ran scan disk, it took froze solid 5x & completed on the 6th with no errors but then froze when I clicked OK
If have looked on AMD site & found a patch (registary fix) but thats for Windows 2000, the system is running 98SE (although the server runs NT 2000)
I will try & work thru the clean boot in the morning
PS when I install new drivers from the IBM site, I installed one for IDE I think and got a message telling me to uninstall CD rom drivers from my Config.sys & autoexec.bat but when I looked none were there so I installed the new driver anyway. (I hope that made sense) could this be part of the problem especially as scandisk is freezing?
Stark Raving MOD
download and run the hard drive manufacturer's diagnostics. scandisk shouldn't be freezing on you.
I have downloaded & ran Maxtors diagnostics program on the full test & the hard drive passed with no errors
The system has 1x 64Mb & 1 x 32Mb Memory stick and as instructed I removed the 32Mb stick. It booted up twice on the trot with no errors but on the 3rd time BSOD!!
It could'nt be a virus could it?
Any further suggestions?
Try wiping the drive and reinstalling Win98SE.. this time, do not update all of those patches.. I have had nothing but problems trying to do that. If you can get 98 to run clean without crashes and or BSOD and you have not patched it to death (literally)..it might just work ok for you.
I would also (first) download and run memtest. It takes several hours to run the full set of tests, but should show any errors that may be there in the memory system.
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It may be worthwhile checking the IBM support forums for the machine model.
The pages are long winded but full of knowledgable user tips and experience.
U have to register with the m\c serial which should be labeled to the case.
It's worth a try - i'm pretty sure the prob comes down to a patched glitch with cpu.
All sorts of tweaks and gotchas were going on with that range of cpu's as the bus speeds increased and they were so overclockable/fryable.
Also.. try scandisk in DOS.
Restart into a command prompt, and type Scandisk/?, it will give you paramaters that you can make it run a surface scan. If it freezes in DOS, you can eliminate a windows ONLY problem
Have you tried starting in Safe Mode?
Checked BIOS settings?
Checked for conflicts in Device Manager? (ACPI would be listed under System Devices if it is there at all)
Have you tried running scanreg /fix from Command Prompt Only. (Don't forget the space between scanreg and the forward slash.)
Last edited by Ol'Tunzafun; 11-06-2003 at 10:36 PM.
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