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Old 03-05-01, 06:11 AM
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I keep getting this error message, A fatal exception 0E has occured at 015F:BFF9DBA7. Can anyone tell me what to do to solve this problem?

Old 03-05-01, 08:35 AM
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daphnes55, Fatal exceptions can be one of the toughest things to pin down. I have never found anyone who can tell a person what OE @ xxxx etc. means except that it is an address that points to certain files on your computer. Most often if you are getting the same F/E over and over the problem is clash in one or more programs. To start follow this link and download StartUp Cop from ZDNet Downloads http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/te...arch.htmloads. When the page comes up type StartUp Cop in the search box at the top of the page. Startup cop is at the top of the list. It is free, the downloads are virus scanned and I have used this site many times. This program will allow you to remove all startup items and reboot and then add them back one at a time. After adding a program back in work a while to see if the F/E pops up. If not add another back in and repeat. At some point I bet a program will cause trouble. Once found you can decide what the program means to you and if needed you can re-install it to see if bad files are replaced. The hard part is once you add a bad program back in it could be clashing with any that have been added in before. At this point start removing the previous programs one at a time until the F/E stops. At some point you will have one or two programs left that cause F/E. This painful routine is what I mean by F/E are hard to pin down. Here is an MSKB link that is helpful if you want to get an idea what F/E are about. http://auto.search.msn.com/results.a...cfg=SMCINITIAL I have never failed to find the cause of F/E but what to do about it once found is round two.
Startup Cop is easy to use and has a great help file but get back if any questions...Mike
Old 03-05-01, 08:56 AM
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I did a search on this problem and came up with ...
Posted at one site:

If you receive a Fatal Exception 0E at 015F:BFF9DBA7 when launching, lower your PC's hardware acceleration by going to Start/Settings/Control Panel/System/Performance/Graphics, and moving the slider bar to Basic Accelerator Functions. This will solve the problem.


If you read this article from microsoft , it mentions this error as you read it all, and offers a cause and a fix . But the catch is that they are asking you to contact microsoft to get the fix, which is great if you bought the operating system, but if it is copy that you used , you likely don't want to contact microsoft !!!

Hope this helps
Old 03-05-01, 01:33 PM
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Wow, Mike,

Thanks for that very helpful reply! I am new here & have just run through about 6 weeks of Illegal Operations & Fatal Exceptions involving that file & others too.
Gateway wanted me to reformat, but I have no back up system in place, so was very reluctant to do so. By some stroke of "luck", my problem was resolved when McAfee sent an updated Scan Engine with its DAT files. That is the 2nd BIG TIME problem I have had with McAfee!

I spent hours searching for a solution...even reinstalled the affected Windows core file involved...Kernel32.dll.
I did find a number of useful Web Sites for solving the problem, but as you say...very hard to pin down!

In the interm, I upgraded from IE 5.0 to 5.5.....and that threw me into Safe Mode from which I couldn't recover without doing a Scanreg /restore.

BTW....I used Dr. Watson & found that to be helpful too!

I am saving this useful info...& thanks again for your post!

Old 06-08-01, 10:47 PM
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Fatal Exceptions

I was having this same fatal exceptions problems every where I turned for about 3 months steady. Everything I tried to do or research on the "net" brought me crashing down. I was using McAfee virus scan, but upon a friend's advice, I uninstalled McAfee and installed Nortons. First thing it did when I went to the net was jump up and tell me I had a virus. It was picked up from an e-mail, and I know I must have passed it on to dozens of folks, before catching it, but I also informed them. The virus was called a W95.Hybris.gen
Discovered on: September 25, 2000
W95.Hybris is a worm that spreads by email as an attachment to outgoing email messages.
The email message or subject may include, but is not limited to:
Snow White and the Seven dwarves
The attachment may have one of several different names, including, but not limited to:
anpo porn(.scr
branca de neve.scr
enano porno.exe
sexy virgin.scr
The one I remember receiving was the midgets.scr. Anyway, to make a long story short, Norton's rid, and inoculated the virus. My net surfing is great now, but I was ready to pull my hair out over all the fatal exceptions. Hope this helps, and hope I did nothing wrong by posting this info. Swamprose
Also Known As: W32.Hybris.gen, W32.Hybris.22528.dr, W32/Hybris.gen@M, I-Worm.Hybris

Old 06-18-01, 05:08 PM
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Take a look here. I looked up your error message and this is what I found. http://www.techadvice.com/w98/errors/1/er_00007.htm

You can see a list for the error messages for Win 98 at

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Another good place to check for most Windows error messages is the Windows 98 and Windows Me Error Message Resource Center:


The Windows 98 and Windows Me Error Message Resource Center has links for invalid page faults, illegal operation errors, GPFs, kernel32 errors, you name it!

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