Posted 16 May 2005 - 07:29 AM
We need details of your system:
operating system and version
installed programs (main ones)
summary of hardware
Can you boot in safe mode?
If so do some basic maintenance:
(These instructions apply to Windows ME and XP, other versions may not have the functions described)
- Clean your internet cache and temporary files:
Click Start and Run then type in cleanmgr this will start the windows disk cleanup tool.
Tick the boxes beside Temporary internet Files, Recycle Bin and Temporary Files then click OK
- Boot in Safe Mode and do a scandisk with the 'Thorough' and 'Fix' options checked.
If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here:
How to find scandisk:
Start>My Computer. Right click the C: drive then Properties>Tools tab, click on Check Now
- When that's finished do a defrag.
Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
They will take some time but at least you will know your hard drive is working correctly and tidied up.
- Check how much free space you have on your hard drive.
Start>My Computer click once on your C: drive and look in the Details box on the left.
This is mainly to ensure your hard drive is working properly and you are not experiencing data corruptions. Fatal exception 06 errors are caused by invalid commands which could be due to data corruption but can also be caused by thigs like having an anti-virus program loaded in autoexec.bat. Hence the need to know details.
Edited by Rimmer, 16 May 2005 - 07:36 AM.
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