Sometimes on start-up, and always when trying to load a game [ any game ] I get blue scree errors.
The latest said :
An exception has occured at 0028:FFOB5B3D in VXD---, this was called fro 0028:COOA32IE in VXD---, it may be possible to continue normally etc etc
Another said :
A fatal exception OE has occured at 0118F:BFFAADOB. The current application will be terminated
BEing pretty much computer illiterate, I have tried google searching the errors as whole thing and just with key words / letters, and no results have ever matched up to the errors, I dont understand the pages and pages of remotely related error results, cant find anything in any pages explaining general errors, and no one seems to know whats going on.
I have run virus scan many times [ as well as the scheduled regular scans ], have a firewall [ McAffee guardian ], and pop-up stopper. Have also run spybot, [ nothing problematic there ], scan disc, defrag, the Hijack this scan from this site, CheckIt diagnostics [ which I have installed from disc ], and Norton Systemworks.
I cant find which file/s may be causing the problem, all system scans show as ok apart from minor ones in systemworks which have always fixed ok anyway and none have ever had vxd related issues as far as I can tell.
THe last thing I want to have to do is wipe this damned thing and have to re-install everything, [ have previously been there a couple of times, cant face doing it again ], and I cant get everything to back-up on CD`s so I would lose a lot of stuff. I dont want to change to XP cos I dont like it and loads of my older stuff would not run on it anyway.
I do have the windows cab files disc.
I have been told if I try to reinstall windows [ can you tell Im desperate yet ? ] that it will wipe everything else [ I have 2 hard drives, one is partitioned, windows is on the smallest drive along with the essentials ], others have said it wont do that but I dont know who to believe and I havent been able to find whatever is causing the issue anyway so I wouldnt know what to re-instal as an individual file.
The nearest place I could take the thing to is PC World, who always seem to say `reformat reformat`, no matter what, ie `my printer has stopped being recognised` - `ah well you`ll have to book it in, leave it with us for a few weeks and we`ll have to reformat it so everything will be wiped` - an exaggeration perhaps but you get the picture ?
Please can anyone help before I take a large hammer to the wretched thing, bin all my games and everything else, and revert back to being a hermit too scared of a PC to ever want to set eyes on one again ?
Edited by Patchandcrew, 12 April 2006 - 10:49 AM.