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I have continuing issues with text degrading within any program. Sometimes it may appear as small squares or symbols instead of letters. The applications work normally if you remember what a the labels are. I have reloaded Windows 95 several times. I also receive frequent Fatal Exception Errors which throw me out of my application and into a reboot. I think I  could have a hardware problem, but have been unable to isolate with Norton Utilities, Check It pro, or Road Tech. Any Ideas?
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by:elkiors
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How long does your machine need to be on before this happens, and does it happen all the time.

Is the time it takes for you machine to degrade fairly constant ?

I ask this since it seems you could be suffering from CPU overheating or your CPU has been overclocked.


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by:kayton
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Did you try downloading the latest drivers for your video card and updating the drivers?
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by:deeman
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To elkiors, There does not seem to be any consistency to my problems. Sometimes you can use the system for hours with no issues. Other times it happens quickly. I have verified the CPU cooling fan is operational.

I have not downloaded any new drivers for my video card.  I will have to give that a try.
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by:elkiors
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hmm, could well be video drivers. What other kit have you got running, just because you see an effect in one area doesn't mean that that will be the cause.

Have a look in the device manager system tab in the control panel, if you see any big yellow blobs along side any of the entries, then this is showing that you have a problem with a hardware device or driver.

Let us know how you get on

Darren.
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by:Jason_S
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Remove your video card, press down on any socketed chips to be sure they are seated well, then put the video card back in.  

Also try moving the card to another available slot.

Of none of these does the trick, I would say that either your vodeo card is flakey and should be replaced.
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by:deeman
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To all, my video card is a Cirrus Logic 5430. I verified the latest driver is loaded. I will check out the video card seating and a move to a spare slot. Fatal exception errors still occurring at random. Would that be Video card related too?
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by:Jason_S
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The fatal exception errors can very well be caused by a problem like this with the video.
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by:Billy_Pilgrim
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I've had these exact same problems for months--

and it turned out to be bad memory.

If you have added or changed any memory in your pc since you
bought it, there may be a problem there.

Just a long shot. . .
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xema earned 100 total points
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Another long shot, if you have increased the memory of the video card check that the original (soldered) and the new one are of the same  speed
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