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Fatal Error Upon Boot in Win95

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Last response: in Windows 95/98/ME
January 30, 2003 7:40:20 AM

Help...I get the following upon boot in Win 95:
A Fatal exception OD has occurred at 0028:C008CC88 IN VXD FWDRV(01) +00015BDO
The cuurrent application will be terminated :
*Press any key to terminate the current application (DOESN'T WORK)
*Press CTRL + ALT + DEL again to restart your computer.(DONESN'T WORK)
I can't get away from that is just hung up there. I have to shut the system down and upon swithing the laptop on.. above problem happens again. I have tried to press F8 & F10 after startup without any luck to try and get into safemode. This problem occurred after I tried to install a new piece of software..a firewall.
Please help!!!

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January 30, 2003 8:00:50 AM

maybe boot off a boot floppy, and rename the file fwdrv.vxd? It sounds pretty messed up if you can't get into safe mode (are you sure you're hitting F8 early enough?) so good luck.

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January 31, 2003 6:35:10 AM

Grrr, it corrupted your registry. Best bet is to save files in DOS mode to a different drive, and reload.

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January 31, 2003 8:28:44 AM

(Question meant for original poster, not Crash):

one other piece of info - apparently fwdrv.vxd is part of the product "Tiny Personal Firewall" - did you install that recently?

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