Gdi.exe errors

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G'day,

Can anyone one advise on this problem?
- I am using Win 98SE on a P3 800 with 128 ram
I am getting a lot of system crashes all seemingly related to gdi.exe/

Error messages like:
Windows Graphics Device Interface core component attempted to access memory that does not exist.

Module Name: gdi.exe
Description: Windows Graphics Device Interface core component
Version: 4.10.2222
Product: Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System
Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation

Application Name: Explorer.exe
Description: Windows Explorer
Version: 4.72.3110.1
Product: Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) Operating System
Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation

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<unknown> has altered Windows system files.

Module Name: <unknown>


Other errors refer to 'freed dlls'
eg: Windows 98 DIB Engine used an uninitialized variable, attempted to access memory or a DLL that has been freed, or encountered some other nonspecific error.

Module Name: DIBENG.DLL
Description: Windows 98 DIB Engine


Can anyone advise what is the best recourse???

Thanks,
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First, when did you last format? :)

Win98SE usually messes up at least once a yearl and needs a format to get stuff running smooth again. I used to format & reinstall '98SE about every 3-4 months when I was running it just to try and make sure things never got that bad.
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My first guess is that you installed a driver update from Windows updates and it's a non-compatable driver. Not sure how to fix it though. Last time I did that I just reinstalled the OS, since I was doing that anyway, and never since have installed another driver update given the experience. I couldn't figure out another work-a-round. I'd be curious, myself if someone has a better solution.
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Ta very much for the quick responses.

Last time I formatted was approx 1 year ago - normally do a format at the end of every soccer season down here (Australia), but didn't this time. I look after a website for our local soccer association & my comp gets cluttered up with all kinds of stuff over the course of a season.

Looks like I am going to have to go thru that hassle again!

Once again, thanks!

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No problem.

Hey, do a search here on the forums for Norton Ghost. It's a great piece of kit, and handy for keeping a system clean.

If you use Drive C: for your OS and all your apps, then another partition as Drive D: for all your data, you can restore your OS back to prime condition (preconfigured, all your drivers & software installed, etc.) in just a few minutes. Of course, you lose anything you've installed since...

Although, with the cost of CD-Rs these days, if you need to install/upgrade an important piece of kit, simply restore from your most recent ghosts image set, install/upgrade the software, burn a new ghost set.
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Ta once again - will get hold of Norton Ghost & then format.

OzDave

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