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Hi,
I have setup a NEW PC with the Specification
1. AMD K6-III 450
2. ASUS P5A Super7
3. 2X64 SDRAM P-100MZ
4. VODOO2000-AGP card
5. 6.0 GB HD

I install the PC with Win98.  When i run some of my program, it gives me "Illegal Operation Error".  This error happen quite often for MS Word 97, and some other windows application.  I have try re-install win98 for a few times, but the problem still exist.  The system seem like not stable.

If i install with Win95, its give me "Window protection Error".  Anyhow, i prefer this PC to be install with Win98.

The Jumper setting for the motherboard are correct.  There is no conflict for the device/driver setting.

what could be wrong?

Thanks
chee
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by:rayt333
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Could be memory error, can you remove them first one then swap for the other and see if you still have problems.

That's the first thought that comes to mind, try it first and we will move on to other areas if that don't help.
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I have try to swap the RAM with others, but the problem still exist.

What could be wrong?

thanks
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by:Harkon
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Hiya the protection error occurs because Win95 has a timing problem with the AMD. There is a file on amds website called amdk6upd.exe which fixes it. To prevent crashing I disable internal and external cache in the bios.

To find out about ur win98 prob I would like to ask you to disable the external cache on ur board first and then see if crashes persist. Machine will run slower but this is for troubleshooting only.

Experiment with the cache chips. Also u mite want to check the memory timings.

Also give us some more details bout the illegal operation error.
Un- and reinstall all the progs involved. Uninstall in safe mode.

Lots of work for you
good luck
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The reason why you get the windows protection error in win95 setup  is because the hardisk partition is set using the win98... If you preferred Win98, then boot using win98 start up disk...  run fdisk and rebuild your partition .. then reformat.. check the hardisk surface test.. If you don't have much bad sector then start setting up win98....If the problem still exist try checking your win98 boot up disk.. it may contain a virus...
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harkon,

how to check the memory timing?  Ok, i need sometime to try out your propose solution!


jotmay,

you are right! Anyhow, i want my system to be install with WIN98.  

Thanks

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