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strange bootup and shut down messages

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I am dual-booting WinXP and Win98 on separate IDE drives and sometimes get a strange message when either starting up or closing down the system.

WinXP : this message is only seen occasionally when shutting down. It says... "run time error 216" There is a box to click "okay" and sometimes I have to do this several times. Then the machine shuts down. There is no problem booting up or closing down the next time and it may be some time before I see this error message again.

Win98 : this message is only seen when starting up the computer. It is displayed on a blue screen and says... "An exception OE has occurred at 0028:C1517OE3 in VxD CDVSD (01) + 00001CF3. This was called from 0028:C1515F21 in VxD CDVSD (01) + 00000B31". I can continue on to the desktop but Win98 will be unstable if used and will soon lock up. I usually have to do a hard reset to be able to start up and go through to the desktop the next time with no problem.

Any ideas on what these messages are and/or tweaks to fix the problem?

Thanks, Alan
 
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#2
The only thing that I could find about "Run time error 216" was for windows 9x. Anyways apparently that error is related to subseven and the sugest fix is to run antivirus software
 
#3
Thanks for the info.

As I have both anti-trojan and anti-virus programs I will run them both to see if anything about Subseven come up. I thought that Subseven was a Trojan and there has been no report from
Zone Alarm that any unknown program is trying to run in the background.

Regards, Alan
 

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