what is it and why does it not work correctly
maybe the file is corrupted? Have you tried replacing it using the system file checker (that is if your running win98)
i had an old fic 503+ laying around and a friend of mine wanted a computer. as things happen my iguana did bad things inside it and i think the mobo is bad. it will load windows and run the install but comes up with that error after you put in the windows serial or after hardware identification. ive tried 3 different harddrives and different ram. but i cant get past that point. i dont think the lizard took a dump in it but it was under his shelf and had some of his food in it. who knows it could be lizard poo causing me pain. anyway if you could tell me what the file is and what it does that would be great.
I don't know what that program does, but I do know that I had purchased a 503+ a couple of years ago, and windows would never install to a clean hard drive with that board. I tried everything and went everywhere looking for answers and never got any. If I put a hard drive on it that already had windows it worked fine, but starting fresh never worked. I finally gave up and exchanged the board for a tyan, and had no trouble at all. Like I said, that was 2 years ago and maybe if you check FIC's site they will have a solution for it.
This is what I found on FIC's site:Q: When I try to install Windows98, the system hangs up. Windows95 runs without problems. Why?
A: Try to use more conservative BIOS settings. Also, try to Disable the setting Spread Spectrum Modulated. Also, make sure you followed the proper install procedure for Windows98 on VIA-based motherboards (see Windows98 FAQs for more).
I have gotten that particular error before, I think I formatted and didn't get it after that.
[This message has been edited by darrelld (edited 07-28-2001).]
You didn't give any details for your system. So this is what I found at M$. Hope it helps. Plus you haven't said what you have done eather. Have you tried to replace the file thru system file checker. Have you run a scan disk to see if it will find and fix the problem.
Also this is a good page to get to know and use. There is a lot of info here. Just finding it is the problem.
cpu k62 300
ati rage pro
4 gig maxtor hd
64 megs ram
i took all the other parts out when i started getting the error. i ran windows 98se on the board about six months ago then i let the lizard have it. i have tried copying the file to the harddrive. ive cleaned the board compressed air and some electronic contact cleaner. i know the cpu is ok cause i ran it on my old puter. the ati card is new and so is the cd writer. ive tried 3 different harddrives. different ram configs: 128 megs pc133 dimm, 64 megs pc 100 dimm and 4 8 megs simms. always the same problem. thanks everyone for the previous posts.
here is what M$ has to say.
Windows 98 32-Bit Message Server
I know that doesn't help knowing what it does. Now then when you replaced the file was it thru system file checker and did you replace it by the cab file # or by what system file checker said. If you don't have the program windows resource kit installed. Put your win disk in. Shut it down on auto install. Then go to the run button. Browse the cd. In the folder called tools. Look for the folder called RESKIT. Open it. Then install the program.
Open the program after install. In the tool AtoZ look under DtoO. You are looking for the program called Microsoft file information. Start it up. The look for the file by extension or first letter. By extension if faster. Then after you find it. Left click once the view the details for the file. The part you are looking for is the location on the windows CD. Type this location into the system file checker section that says to extract a single file from the disk. I have had some problem with sys file checker not putting the whole cab file in before. Now I just tell it which cab to replace.
Then post back and let me know. I gotta go to work now. I'll check in the morning.
msgsrv32.exe is the windows file that controls multitasking between apps and windows.
if it goes down then the apps you run wont 'interact' with each other and possibly windows.
seeing as you're getting it during setup it is pretty negative and i wont take it to mean that windows setup cannot interact with one of the devices in the system.
the easiest way to find out is to reboot and tap f8 for safe mode. check device manager for anything that looks dodgy and in the c:\ drive there is a log file that records what caused the problem. not sure of the name think it is setuplog.txt but it escapes me.
if you look at that it should indiate the fault.
if you still canot sort it try resetting BIOS defualt settings and possiy disabling all cache.
also you may want to consider removing all expasion cards except vga and see what that does especially sound cards and mpeg cards.
sorry i took so long to get back to everyone. it turns out it was a bad case of lizard poop. we cleaned the board a second time and everything started working even the 128 pc133 ram that would do nothing but beep in the post. thanks for all the replys.
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