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VISTA:The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction

Sir, Please, after my laptop (HP G6000) boots up and I log on the screen turn dark and display the following message:
The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
CS:120a IP:012d OP:db 74 0a 8b 03 Choose ‘Close’ to terminate the application.
                                        Close                           Ignore

The Operating System running on it is Windows Vista.

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  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    i have the same exceppt the internet wont work on the computer which has the problem. the NTVDM has encountered an illegal instruction.CS:11fc IP:0113 OP:ff ff ff d4 d0

  • MrByrd404 Jan 31, 2009

    I have been having the same issues since adding my at&t wireless router, is there a simple fix? I have a sony vaio that is giving 6 black cascading screens with the same error message.... what can i do?

  • jimq35 May 11, 2009

    I HAVE THIS PROBLEM ALSO. My operating system is a Vista PC. In addition whenever I try to get to any security places on my computer this comes up. I cannot even change the settings on my screen saver right now because of this. Please advise as to what I can do to fix this. Many thanks....


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The link below is a step-by-step troubleshooter from the Microsoft website. You'll just need to follow all the instructions on the site and you should be able to fix it all by yourself. This seems to be a common error with windows.

Troubleshooting NTVDM and WOW Startup Errors

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