Simple Steps to Repairing Exception Error Codes for Your Computer
What Is an Exception Error Code?
Sometimes when you’re attempting to start Windows, initiate a program, or shut down your computer, you may receive an Exception Error Code of some sort. There are several different Exception Code Errors that could occur, and it might read as: A fatal exception [XX] has occurred at XX:XXXX.
What Causes an Exception Error Code?
An Exception Error Code may occur due to several different reasons and root causes. An operation may be invalid due to the privilege level, access to an invalid code or data may have occurred, or there may have been an encounter to some kind of illegal instruction. When any of these happen, an exception is then returned by the processor to your operating system. There are numerous reasons as to why an error code might occur, so the fix can be different and unique for each specific error.
How to Fix an Exception Error Code
There are a couple solutions you can try to eliminate or fix an Exception Error Code, with the first being a clean boot given that numerous and various conditions may cause the error to occur.
Solution 1: Clean Booting Your Computer (Windows 98).
- Back up your system registry. (Because you will be making changes to your computer’s registry, it’s critical you follow these steps exactly. The backup suggested here provides added protection in case something goes wrong).
- After the backup is complete, go to your System Configuration Utility.
- Select the General tab.
- Select Selective Startup.
- In the Selective Startup area, select to clear all checked boxes, including Process Config.sys File, Process Winstart.bat File (if presented), Process Autoexec.bat File, Process System.ini File, Load Startup Group Items, and Process Win.ini File.
- Click OK.
- Restart your computer when prompted.
- If you continue to receive an Exception Code Error, then a Clean Boot alone isn’t enough, and there are several options to help you narrow down the focus of the issue starting with the Advanced Troubleshooting Settings on your computer. It’s important to follow the specific instructions and information provided in Microsoft’s article here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/192926
Solution 2: Try Querying Microsoft Knowledgebase.
- There are numerous Exception Code Errors that might occur on your computer, so identify your specific error as it appears on your computer.
- Use Microsoft’s Knowledge base to query that particular error to see what solutions come up: http://support.microsoft.com.
One of these solutions should help you resolve the specific Exception Error Code for your Windows 98 operating system. Please let me know if you need additional assistance or resources. Thank you, and good luck!
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