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Re: [ProgSoc] Crashing PC
Han-Dat Luc wrote:
> I don't believe that NT can circumvent division overflows either, it does
> have a better protection against hardware failures, but it is just better,
> not perfect or anywhere close to it :)
I'm not too optimistic since Norton CrashGuard made absolutely no difference.
The PC would still spontaneously reset as if you hit the reset button, usually
if you tried doing too many things at once. If my sister was doing Hotmail
and Perch, it was fine, but if I got on it and did my usual load of
multitasking, it baulked.
> I would advise to you to have your new hardware replaced, still under
> warranty I hope :-)
Can anyone say "yum cha"? :)
> since you can prove that it fails system testing.
Well no -- that's what I'm coming here for -- I need a diagnostic application
that actually says "there is a hardware fault causing divide overflows". All
I am currently getting is one DOS application (just happens to be Norton
Diagnostics!) that refuses to run, sometimes, and that's the error I'm given.
It looks like the DOS loader may generate the error, but gee, there ain't much
protection hooks built into DOS, and maybe I'm just seeing an error coming out
of the stub from NDIAG.EXE. Or maybe NDIAG itself is buggy -- hey, I know
what you think, but if I show this error message to the guy I bought the
hardware from, he's going to say that I shouldn't try running NDIAG.
I'm going to get out my WinNT CD-ROM and try running WINMSD under Win95.
(Just beyond the castle
gates, by St Agnes Fountain)
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