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Old 01-31-01, 12:01 AM
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Hey All,

I decided to install win2k Professional, and have had horrific results. This is what i have done. I installed win2k as a seperate operating system, clean install. All was running fine, until i re-installed my SoundBlaster Live mp3 +5.1 software. The software seemed to install itself with no problem and then i rebooted and received the following msg.

0x0000001e (0xc0000005,0x8041f228,0x00000000,0x00000030)
kmode_exception_not_handled
address 8041f228 based at 804000001
DateStamp 384d9b17-ntoskrnl.exe

Just previously to that i tried installing my DVC235 WebCam (thank you Other Bargains) and it booted me out of the installation saying i violated a file or something, i can't remember.

Now i can't load my system, only in SAFE mode. Help!

-pedagogue

ps. I need a new network card, WIN2k compatible, i have a piece of junk one now that doesn't have updated drivers, and i can't find any that work.

Athlon 750
128 SDRAM
20 gig
48x Acer CD (pos)
external SCSI Imation Burner
Nvidia 16meg card
Sound Blaster Live 5.1
Win2k...sorta
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Old 01-31-01, 12:23 AM
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I don't know what your particular errors are from. But anytime I hear Soundblaster Live, I also hear "assign your own IRQ". I would suggest two things. One would be to remove the SB and reboot. See if the OS works this time. Then put the SB in another slot and try installing the drivers again.

The second thing would be to manually assign an IRQ in your BIOS to the SB that isn't shared with any other devices. You may need to do the step above first to find out what IRQ's you are using.
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Old 01-31-01, 04:06 AM
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That bugcheck most likely points to an incompatible driver. You should go into SafeMode and uninstall both the SoundBlaster and Webcam software. Either of those installs has the potential to install an incompatible driver. If you want, you can install these one at a time to see which is the culprit.

Make sure the SoundBlaster software (Liveware right?) off the CD is certified for Win2000 systems. If it isn't grab it off Creative's website. Same thing with the Webcam. If the box doesn't say it's Win2K compat, got to the vendor's site and check for updated software/drivers.

Take a look at http://www.ntcompatible.com/ for compatible hardware (and software among other things). Good resource to check if a certain NIC you have your eye on is compatible with Win2K. Outpost.com sometimes has a good deal w/ rebate & free shipping. Got a Linksys LNE100TX there for $4.95 (after rebate).

edit: Got the Linksys months ago so don't think the offer still exists but check for current rebate offers.

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