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msgsvr32 error on installation of win98

while installing win98 for the first time on a system i just built, i got the message "MSGSVR32 caused a general protection fault in module KRNL32.exe at 0001:00001a32
my 8.4gb hd is formatted fat32 and the bios is set up large block, and 32 bit,the motherboard is AOPEN AP5VM
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dankhCommented:
Hi,

    We have dealt with many problems with MSGSVR32 here.  And the  problem seems to originate from the sound card.  What kind of soundcard do you have and when does this message appear??
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kd4qbsAuthor Commented:
the sound card is a soundblaster vibra 16 and is pluged in the slot. but i can't seem to get past the point in the installation where it identifies the plug and play components. that is where the message occours.  since you suggest the sound card , will try removing it and re-booting or re-installing
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kd4qbsAuthor Commented:
tried removing sound card and re-booting but got the same error message
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dankhCommented:
Hi,

   Have you enabled the plug n play option in your bios??  Are you sure this is a SB PNP and not a SB Legacy??  Also, can you be a little more specific as to when/how/where this message appears.

Try this.  Go to control panel/sounds and disable both your startup and shutdown sounds.  Reboot and see if you still get the error message.
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dankhCommented:
Hi,

   Also, Creative Labs has released a very new (july 98) driver for SB16 for windows 98.  I suggest you download it (if you haven't already) and install per Creatives' instructions in the REadme.txt.  

URL:

http://www.creativelabs.com/wwwnew/tech/ftp/ftpnew.html
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kd4qbsAuthor Commented:
good idea, the problem has been solved! i re-fdisked to 16 bit, removed the sound card, and found a corrupted .cab file in my win98 setup disk ... loaded win95 and it all WORKS!!!!

thanks,

john
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dankhCommented:
Kd,

   So the problem was with the sound card?  
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kd4qbsAuthor Commented:
not entirely, i think it was a combination of the plug and play in bios not being turned on and a bad win98 cd .. by the way the bad file was catalog3.cab which just so happens to contain info for the plug and play items such as sound card and cd..

thanks

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