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Any quick fixes for Suwin illegal operation error during Win 98 setup?

I get this:
SUWIN caused a general protection fault
in module SUWIN.EXE at 000b:00000825.
Registers:
EAX=309f012f CS=220f EIP=00000825 EFLGS=00000297
EBX=0000ccfa SS=309f ESP=00009e2c EBP=80239e32
ECX=00000000 DS=309f ESI=0000012f FS=0000
EDX=00009cae ES=309f EDI=00000080 GS=012f
Bytes at CS:EIP:
c4 76 06 83 c6 0b 8b de 26 81 3c 00 02 72 1b 26
Stack dump:
0d5d012f 9e4e000a 21ef4737 9cae012f 0080012f 3a3d6365 35323238 3a303832 9e660a0d 21ef46b1 9cae012f 309fccfa ccfa0000 453e0080 9e929cae 21ef4579

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by:uilleann
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is it an upgrade?
if so, copy the win.com on your system to win.org and delete win.com.
Proceed with setup
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by:MATTCEI
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Is there an error number associated with this SUWIN error?
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Is there an error number associated with this SUWIN error?
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by:jboo
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Edited text of question
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by:BurridgeIT
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Sounds like a memory problem to me (most suwin faults are) - have you upgraded your memory.
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by:MATTCEI
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What's the past history of this system?

Did it work OK before the Win98 upgrade?
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by:sgenther
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PSS ID Number: Q136415
Article last modified on 02-13-1998
 
95
 
WINDOWS
 

======================================================================
---------------------------------------------------------------------
The information in this article applies to:
 
 - Microsoft Windows 95
---------------------------------------------------------------------
 
SYMPTOMS
========
 
When you are installing Windows 95, you may receive the following error
message:
 
   SUWIN caused a General Protection Fault in module SUWIN.EXE at
   0006:6EB8
 
CAUSE
=====
 
This error can occur when you upgrade an installation of Windows 3.x with
more than 1200 TrueType fonts installed. This error halts Setup and may
require you to restart your computer.
 
RESOLUTION
==========
 
You can still run Windows 3.x after you receive this error message. Remove
some of the TrueType fonts in Windows 3.x so that the total number of
installed TrueType fonts is 1200 or less, and then run Windows 95 Setup
again.
 
Additional query words: 95 gpf
======================================================================
Keywords          : win95 winttf kberrmsg kbsetup
Version           : 95
Platform          : WINDOWS
Hardware          : x86
=============================================================================
Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1998.


 
This should also apply to 98.
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by:jboo
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I was updating from windows 95 to 98.
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by:jboo
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TO MATTCEI:

I was able to install '98 by reinstalling '95 and doing a step by step confirmation (F8 "safe mode menu) to minimize wy conventional memory usage.  Please respond with a token answer and I'll reward you the points based on your thorough investigation.


Thank You,

JBOO


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