Fatal Exception OE VXD swmidi(05)

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While my daughter was recently trying to run one of her games in the CD-ROM
on our Windows 98 SE computer, we received the following error: Fatal
Exception OE has occurred at 0028:FF09CCB6 in VXD swmidi(05) + 00004A06. She
has previously run this game with no problems.
After the splash screen appeared, she pressed Start and as the disc starts
running we get the dreaded BLUE Screen and the error. I ran Spybot - no
problems - we have McAfee running - and I ran Ad-Aware with nothing out of
the ordinary. Any ideas or suggestions? Reinstall the CD-Rom?
Thanks
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    You might try reinstalling the game. You might also reinstall the sound card
    drivers, using Windows Driver Model (WDM) -listed driver.

    See if this provides any clues:
    http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.tech/browse_frm/thread/3f5ab53c26b46da8/dc8516af77ce4a9c?q=swmidi.sys&rnum=9&hl=en#dc8516af77ce4a9c
    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


    "sheppardwk" <sheppardwk@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:47D108B7-5512-4F96-B6CD-B0A0F31D7BA8@microsoft.com...
    > While my daughter was recently trying to run one of her games in the CD-ROM
    > on our Windows 98 SE computer, we received the following error: Fatal
    > Exception OE has occurred at 0028:FF09CCB6 in VXD swmidi(05) + 00004A06. She
    > has previously run this game with no problems.
    > After the splash screen appeared, she pressed Start and as the disc starts
    > running we get the dreaded BLUE Screen and the error. I ran Spybot - no
    > problems - we have McAfee running - and I ran Ad-Aware with nothing out of
    > the ordinary. Any ideas or suggestions? Reinstall the CD-Rom?
    > Thanks
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Thanks for the suggestions. I found som midi files on the computer and when
    I attempted to play them, Windows Media Player started, but then I received
    the Blue SCreen with the exact Fatal Exception error. I then went into
    Device Manager and removed the ES1869 Control Interface (WDM) as well as the
    ES1869 Plug and Play AudioDrive (WDM).

    When the computer booted up it found the "New Hardware" and reinstalled
    both. Tried to play a midi file...same result. I also went into Multimedia
    in Control Panel and clicked on the MIDI tab. It indicated under MIDI output
    - Single Instrument and three choices, ESS FM Synthesizer, ESS MPU-401 and
    Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth. The default or the selected is Microsoft
    GS. I switched to ESS FM Synthesizer and the MIDI file played. The game now
    works too. A simple trial and error helped solve the problem.

    "glee" wrote:

    > You might try reinstalling the game. You might also reinstall the sound card
    > drivers, using Windows Driver Model (WDM) -listed driver.
    >
    > See if this provides any clues:
    > http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.tech/browse_frm/thread/3f5ab53c26b46da8/dc8516af77ce4a9c?q=swmidi.sys&rnum=9&hl=en#dc8516af77ce4a9c
    > --
    > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
    > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    >
    >
    > "sheppardwk" <sheppardwk@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:47D108B7-5512-4F96-B6CD-B0A0F31D7BA8@microsoft.com...
    > > While my daughter was recently trying to run one of her games in the CD-ROM
    > > on our Windows 98 SE computer, we received the following error: Fatal
    > > Exception OE has occurred at 0028:FF09CCB6 in VXD swmidi(05) + 00004A06. She
    > > has previously run this game with no problems.
    > > After the splash screen appeared, she pressed Start and as the disc starts
    > > running we get the dreaded BLUE Screen and the error. I ran Spybot - no
    > > problems - we have McAfee running - and I ran Ad-Aware with nothing out of
    > > the ordinary. Any ideas or suggestions? Reinstall the CD-Rom?
    > > Thanks
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Cool....glad it turned out to be something that simple. Thanks for the feedback.
    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


    "sheppardwk" <sheppardwk@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:39B82C51-B26B-4601-87C2-A0BED95A34D9@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks for the suggestions. I found som midi files on the computer and when
    > I attempted to play them, Windows Media Player started, but then I received
    > the Blue SCreen with the exact Fatal Exception error. I then went into
    > Device Manager and removed the ES1869 Control Interface (WDM) as well as the
    > ES1869 Plug and Play AudioDrive (WDM).
    >
    > When the computer booted up it found the "New Hardware" and reinstalled
    > both. Tried to play a midi file...same result. I also went into Multimedia
    > in Control Panel and clicked on the MIDI tab. It indicated under MIDI output
    > - Single Instrument and three choices, ESS FM Synthesizer, ESS MPU-401 and
    > Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth. The default or the selected is Microsoft
    > GS. I switched to ESS FM Synthesizer and the MIDI file played. The game now
    > works too. A simple trial and error helped solve the problem.
    >
    > "glee" wrote:
    >
    > > You might try reinstalling the game. You might also reinstall the sound card
    > > drivers, using Windows Driver Model (WDM) -listed driver.
    > >
    > > See if this provides any clues:
    > >
    http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.sys.ibm.pc.soundcard.tech/browse_frm/thread/3f5ab53c26b46da8/dc8516af77ce4a9c?q=swmidi.sys&rnum=9&hl=en#dc8516af77ce4a9c
    > > --
    > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
    > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    > >
    > >
    > > "sheppardwk" <sheppardwk@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:47D108B7-5512-4F96-B6CD-B0A0F31D7BA8@microsoft.com...
    > > > While my daughter was recently trying to run one of her games in the CD-ROM
    > > > on our Windows 98 SE computer, we received the following error: Fatal
    > > > Exception OE has occurred at 0028:FF09CCB6 in VXD swmidi(05) + 00004A06. She
    > > > has previously run this game with no problems.
    > > > After the splash screen appeared, she pressed Start and as the disc starts
    > > > running we get the dreaded BLUE Screen and the error. I ran Spybot - no
    > > > problems - we have McAfee running - and I ran Ad-Aware with nothing out of
    > > > the ordinary. Any ideas or suggestions? Reinstall the CD-Rom?
    > > > Thanks
    > >
    > >
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