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#1 Kirbyofdeath

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 03:38 PM

While I was trying to install Windows 98SE, the computer just hanged while searching for plug and play components. Now, whenever I try to run windows normally, the computer beeps twice and freezes. Once it went into a black screen and said (twice) "An internal stack overflow has caused this session to be halted.

Check the STACKS setting in your CONFIG.SYS file, and then try again."

 

I've gone into command prompt and inserted these lines into config.sys

 

STACKS=64,512
FILES=60
BUFFERS=40

 

Still get same result.



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Posted 19 September 2014 - 04:03 PM

Are you running Virtual PC? http://superuser.com/questions/611921/internal-stack-overflow-on-virtual-pc-when-installing-windows-98



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Posted 20 September 2014 - 04:49 PM

Nope, This is a real desktop.



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Posted 10 October 2014 - 05:06 PM

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 05:01 PM

Sorry for the long wait responding. Belarc Advisor is not runnable in 98, says not a valid win32 application.



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:45 PM

Any luck with Quietman's links/?
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Posted 24 November 2014 - 03:37 PM

Nope. However, I've tried moving the hard drive to a different computer, now, instead of it saying stack overflow, just nothing happens halfway into the boot process, where it would say "HIMEM is testing extended memory"



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Posted 25 November 2014 - 02:11 AM

After researching through old forum posts, most everything related to "HIMEM is testing extended memory" is showing defective RAM as the underlying issue, though other issues could be causing this error. Such as bad or failing power supply, but having long ago dealt with a machine of that age, am not advising you to rush out to purchase one. 

 

Hopefully someone who is more experienced, or a collector/enthusiast of these PC's can contribute more. You may also want to research the issue further & see what you come up with.

 

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 10:38 PM

The 'stacks' config.sys command must be added AFTER files=x buffers=x (specificaly after the buffers)  windows / DOS stacks are added as pages within buffers.


Edited by YeahBleeping, 06 January 2015 - 10:44 PM.





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