"Isdel_se" general protection faults in CDROM setup.exe's...
Posted on 2000-02-12
I had to reformat my HDD & reinstall Win98SE 2 months ago and have been slowly reinstalling software and games back to the system. So, the last week I decided to install some games from CD-ROM(s), and with 3-4 different games I'm getting the white "close - ignore" dialog box, which is then followed by the following general protection fault error:
"Isdel_se has caused a GPF in setup.exe.."
The 1st screen for each game will popup, but as soon as it hits the setup.exe file, it gives you the GPF. Same activity in 4 different games! Now I have all the latest firmware updates for my CDROM, all new drivers, and everything else. I've tried messing with turning DMA, Auto-Insert, Direct Sync settings on/off for the CDR with no results. All of these games are the originals (not copies/boots), and they installed and worked fine prior to the reformat/Win98 reinstall...Many of my non-gaming apps on CD have installed fine since the reformat (Office, Photoshop, Music CD's, etc), but games seem to be a problem as I keep getting the Isdel_se GPF for 4+ games...There don't appear to be any IRQ conflicts or anything else wrong.
Can anybody help on this? Is my CDROM dying? Something else?