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« on: January 12, 2004, 05:50:03 PM »

Operating System Version:win2000
Problem Application Name & Version:control panel
Problem Hardware Make & Model:Soyo K&v Dragon Plus
Error Messages:runtime error 226

I've formatted the hard drive, installed win2k, installed all pertinent drivers for MB and AGP graphics card (AIW Radeon 8500DV). Everything seemed to be working, but whenever I went into the control panel, I got this runtime error 226. After acknowledginh the failure, it proceeded fine.

In an attempt to eliminate this error, I updated the OS with all the MS updates available, upgraded to DirectX9.0, and reinstalled the graphics card drivers. Now the only way to boot up is in safe mode (otherwise it automatically reboots once win2k starts up).

Can anyone tell me if this runtime error 226 is just a generic error report or if there is some hidden meaning that can help me figure out what is happening?

Can anyone advise me on fixing my current dilemma of reboot hell? I'm about ready to start all over again with a clean hard drive.

thanks in advance,

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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2004, 06:13:47 PM »


Do you have a network card?

What I would do is disable non-essential devices in Device Manager (e.g. network card, sound card...) reboot in Normal mode and if problem goes away, you will have narrowed down what device is the cause.

If this doesn't do it, try changing you video drivers to generic VGA drivers to test.

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