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Continued VXD errors, Any suggestions...

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Posted on Monday, July 31, 2000 - 2:36 pm:   

Ok, this is getting ridiculous. I posted here last week, and have since tried a number of things. Background first. This computer worked perfectly prior to a motherboard/cpu upgrade done a little over a week ago. That's ALL that was swapped. I replaced an ASUS P2BF motherboard and PIII 500 cpu with an ASUS P3v4x motherboard and PIII 667 cpu. My Video card is a Guillemot Maxi Gamer Cougar (Nvidia TNT chipset) and I have tried both the manufacturer's newest drivers and the generic Detonator 2 drivers. I've also swapped the card for another of the same. The sound card is a Creative Labs Soundblaster Live. I have removed the card completely from the system and still gotten the errors. The network card was a Realtek 8139 that I swapped for an Intel Pro 10/100. I've swapped my PC100 128MB DIMM module, tried two different P3V4X motherboards and replaced the PIII 667 with the old PIII 500 chip. I've deltreed windows and reloaded twice, loading only windows, drivers, and Everquest as it is the only program that I can reproduce the error. I usually cannot log in and back out more than two or three times without getting an Fatal Exception VXD in VMM(01) or VCACHE. I have two case fans in the box. I've tried manual and auto settings on the cpu's. I also get either illegal operations or fatal exceptions while in explorer although it is totally random. The illegal operations have varied from Browseui.dll, krnl32.dll, iexplorer.dll, etc. I have never gotten an error while actually in everquest, only while login in and out, usually while syncing from one screen to another (still leads me to suspect video although I don't know what could be causing it). Well, that's about all the pertinent information I can think of. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd appreciate it. I used to be a self employed computer tech before this system came along. Now I think I'll go take up massage therapy.

Danny Albers (Danny)
Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2000 - 1:38 pm:   

Ok, look at it this way, worked before you upgraded CPU, ram and Mainboard (I hope you upgraded ram anyway)

Now it doesn't work?

My theory, one, some of the drivers dont work well with your new CPU, it is built differently after all.

Or something isnt configured right on your mainboard.

But since its VXD errors (which are virtual device drivers), these are almost always a driver issue.

Start updating and looking for fixes on websites for your devices. I would check Video first.

Also, check for the most recent BIOS upgrade on your mainboard, this sometimes has a video fix.

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