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formathd error upgrading from Win98SE

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Last response: in Windows 2000/NT
June 6, 2004 12:46:23 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

I'm trying to upgrade from Win98SE to Win2k Pro and
during the initial phase where it is 'discovering' about
my system, I get an error that aborts the install. The
message is:

formathd: invalid page fault in Kernel32.dll.

This file is on the CD, but not my hard drive. No matter
how many times I repeat, it still happens.

I've tried killing everything in the Task Menu to make
sure there are no conflicts, but nothing seems to work. A
clean install of Win2k on the machine works fine, but I
want to replace Win98 with programs/config intact.

Any ideas/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Email
me at


More about : formathd error upgrading win98se

June 9, 2004 8:57:34 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

Check this link;en-us;252725&Product=win20

Upgrading to Windows 2000 Causes Invalid Page Fault in Kernel32.dll with
Quickbooks Installed
View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q252725
During the system files portion of Setup, when you perform one of the
following operations:
Running the Windows 2000 Readiness Analyzer
Running Winnt32 /checkupgradeonly
Running Winnt32 and attempting to upgrade.

You may receive the following error message:

WINNT32 this program has performed an illegal operation.
WINNT32 caused an invalid page fault in module KERNEL32.DLL at 0167:bff88396
EAX=c00301a8 CS=0167 EIP=bff88396 EFLGS=00010202
EBX=02ca8808 SS=016f ESP=02c9fed0 EBP=02ca0048
ECX=00000003 DS=016f ESI=00000001 FS=21bf
EDX=bff76855 ES=016f EDI=02003cb0 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
53 56 57 8b 75 10 8b 38 33 db 85 f6 75 2d 8d b5
Stack dump:
This error message can occur if Quickbooks, Powerbuilder, Cabnetware, or
Oracle for Windows 95 is installed on your computer.
To resolve this issue, locate the Qbconv32.dll file and rename it to
Qbconv32.dl_. If you find multiple copies of this file on the computer,
rename each copy.
To resolve this issue, locate the following files and rename them to a .dl_
extension. If you find multiple copies of these files on the computer,
rename each copy:

To resolve this issue, locate the following files and rename them:

L323d.dll rename to - L323d.dl_
L32cutes.dll rename to - L32cutes.dl_
L32cutl.dll rename to - L32cutl.dl_
L32cwv.dll rename to - L32cwv.dl_
L32dlg2.dll rename to - L32dlg2.dl_
L32estmt.dll rename to - L32estmt.dl_
L32lay.dll rename to - L32lay.dl_
L32mxs.dll rename to - L32mxs.dl_

Oracle for Windows 95
To resolve this issue, locate the following files in the orawin95 folder
(by default) and rename them:
NPL80.dll rename to - NPL80.dl_
NR80.dll rename to - NR80.dl_
NT80.dll rename to - NT80.dl_

If you find multiple copies of a file on the computer, rename each copy.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000
You may also find the offending entry at the end of the Setupact.log log
file. The entry would look something like the following example: Warning
Modules:Access violation while checking c:\Program
Files\Intuit\QuickBooks Pro 99\QBCONV32.dll

If you are upgrading, you must rename the .dl_ file back to .dll after the
upgrade completes so the program can start working again. After the upgrade
completes, you can safely rename the file. Or you can uninstall the
offending program. This issue only happens while the readiness analyzer or
Winnt32 is running inside Windows 95 or Windows 98. After you install
Windows 2000, you can rename the file back. This does not cause any issues
and the program functions normally again.

Another cause is a dynamic-link library (DLL) file that is included with
Powerbuilder (Pbctlo50.dll). To resolve this issue, rename the file, let
Setup continue, and after Setup or the Readiness Analyzer tool finishes,
rename the file to its original name so that Powerbuilder works again.

Cabnetware (or Cabware) may also cause this problem. This is Cabinet Design
Software. Uninstalling the program resolves the issue. The readiness
analyzer has problems with the following files from Cabnetware:
The third-party products that are discussed in this article are
manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft
makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or
reliability of these products.

To view a Microsoft Support WebCast about Windows 2000 setup issues, please
visit the following Microsoft Web site:

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.