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« on: July 30, 2004, 09:00:45 PM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version:Win95
Problem Application Name & Version:
Problem Hardware Make & Model:Dell OptiPlex GX1 (Pentium II)
Error Messages:KERNEL32 caused an invalid page fault in module <unknown> at bff7:00000000.
TVTMD caused a general protection fault in module KRNL386.EXE at 0001:00007559.



The computer starts up at the DOS prompt as usual, and the "win" command gets Windows going all right... or starts to.  Immediately on finishing loading the desktop, the dang thing freezes with an "fatal exception" or other error message onscreen (two examples are above).

My free space had been growing scarce, so I had compressed Drive D, which the computer didn't complain about at the time but which could ultimately be the source of the problem.  My assumption is I downloaded one file too many and overwhelmed the old thing.  

I have managed to delete a few files at the DOS prompt to free up memory - those which I didn't need and could figure out the pathnames of - but it hasn't helped.
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2004, 01:56:53 AM »

I'm no expert but you could try to scandisk the drive to see if there is a problem with it.. at the a:>prompt or c: if you can get there type "scandisk c:" an invalid page fault has to do with windows I can't remember how to fix it.. someone more knowledgeable than I needs to tell you how.
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2004, 02:45:59 AM »

Scadnisk checks out on all drives including Drive H, the "phantom" drive onto which Drive D was compressed.
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