Mouse & Keyboard Freeze/Monitor Distorted--Virus?
Posted 21 October 2005 - 02:17 PM
Posted 21 October 2005 - 02:19 PM
I get this error at Startup. What can I do and what does all that VXD and MINSP stuff mean?
"Terminating thread due to a stack overflow problem. A VxD, possibly recently installed has consumed too much stack space. Increase the setting of 'MinSPs' in System.ini or remove recently installed VxD's. There are currently 5 SPs allocated".
Vxd is a virtual device driver. MinSP means Minimum spare stack pages.
Increase your setting from 2 to 8. If this is not enough, try twelve.
There is some confusion in the Microsoft guide on this. It says that the default setting is 2, but must be a multiple of 4. (4, 8, 12).
Go to the run dialogue, in the start menu, type SYSEDIT and press OK.
The system.ini file should be the fourth one from the front.
Scroll down to the [386Enh] section and look for the setting. On the last line of the section type the following.
Now, go to the file menu, and choose save.
Restart your computer.
The total memory space is divided into 4K segments called pages. What you have done is essentially give your computer more reserve virtual memory, into which to load that virtual device driver (whichever one that it was).
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Posted 23 October 2005 - 09:30 PM
Dave, I have run RegSeeker too many times to count, but still keep getting entries. I ran the DiskCleanup and Defrag. It is still hanging up, especially when I start and/or use Firefox.
Seems like I've been getting alot of the MySQL errors while posting here. Could they be because this thread is so extremely long?
Posted 24 October 2005 - 06:24 AM
Posted 06 November 2005 - 02:29 PM
The first screen starts indicating my video card "Trident Blade 3D," then it begins the next screen which announces:
Award Modular BIOS, Energy Star Ally
GREEN AGP/PCI SYSTEME
Main Processor: PENTIUM III 1000B MHz(133MHzx7.5)
.....that's as far as it will load. I don't hear the hard drive at all. Could it be the hard drive (after all this work getting it cleaned up) or the motherboard?
Can't boot from a floppy either.
Can't even enter "setup."
My son really wants his computer, and hates when I have to take over to try to fix mine.
I'm really starting to feel jinxed here Any ideas? ? ? Thank you so much for your help.
P.S. Should I start this as a new thread?
Posted 07 November 2005 - 02:34 AM
What boot disk did you try
Can you go to www.bootdisk.com and download a 98se boot disk and see what happens.
Posted 07 November 2005 - 05:20 PM
It may be more of the innards rather then the hard drive. Do you hear any beeps
when you start the computer If yes how many.
A computer will boot to a point further then what it is doing now even with no hard drive attached.
When you open the computer look for
This can happen without a power surge ( I know it just happened to me).
If you have these on the main board then your data is most likely safe.
Posted 09 November 2005 - 11:15 AM
Thanks for your help, AGAIN. I really appreciate all the support.
I love this site and everyone here and have recommended you guys to everyone I know.
Thanks again everyone, especially my new dear friend, Peter! Thanks for hanging in there! Cheers!!
Posted 16 November 2005 - 01:46 PM
I can't get into WinME, not even in safe mode.
During one of the boots, I got the following error:
Registry file was not found. Windows has detected a registry/configuration error. Use Scanreg to correct this error.Scanreg locks up. If I cancel Scanreg, nothing loads.
So, I loaded from my WinME Boot Disk and tried to run scandisk. Now I know why I couldn't get it to boot.
Scandisk encountered a data error while reading the FAT on drive C. This error prevents scandisk from fixing this drive.Ok . . . now tell me how screwed I am
Just want to let you all know that I am nearly bald now with this daggone thing. ....and I'm losing my mind. If anyone sees it, please catch it, upgrade and update it, then send it back. Thanks so much.
Posted 17 November 2005 - 01:44 AM
Not good news I hate to tell you.
Ok I assume your ME boot disk has scandisk on it.
Start in dos mode
C:>scandisk /suface enter
If this does not work let me know I am off to resarch a program called lost & found.
Posted 17 November 2005 - 12:02 PM
Everyone keeps telling me that they don't know anyone who's had so many computer problems . . . and I should just get a new one . . . that would be great if they would buy one for me ! ! ! Of course, that doesn't get all my data though.
I just haven't had it working well enough for long enough to get it all backed up . . . I have some of it, but still need to get to the largest of the directories.
Have tried the /surface option, but it just won't go. Have also tried to restore the registry . . . no go there either.
I know that with all the time invested here, there has to be another option . . . there just has to be . . .
Posted 17 November 2005 - 12:04 PM
Posted 17 November 2005 - 12:41 PM
.....but you've got to admire my undying persistence . . . it's more of "I can beat this if I keep trying" kinda of thing . . . I really hate that this may defeat me . . .
Would fdisk /mbr help me at all with WindowsME? ....and why can't I just rebuild the FAT??? . . . without reformatting . . .
Edited by totianni, 17 November 2005 - 12:44 PM.
Posted 18 November 2005 - 01:44 PM
and try and get what we can. Because it won't boot does not mean you can't read it as a slave drive.
Does the old drive have a windows system on it if yes what one.
Step 1) Look at the old hard drive and take down the make and model number and any other information you can see - can never have to much information.
Step 2) Make sure you earth yourself first. Then take out the ME drive and do the same.
Post all the details here and we will give you the steps for the jumper settings.
This will make 1 drive a Master and one a slave.
I would try this first rather then trying to recover the ME drive, You may do more harm then good.
Don't forget to also post the drive size of both. If the old one is not big enough to hold all the info we will network you to one of the other computers to take the information.
Edited by peterm, 18 November 2005 - 01:48 PM.
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