To play an old DOS game that i knew would show this msg on ANY Pentium grade cpu, i recently got hold of and old DOS and windows 3.1 computer .
it is an intell DX266Mhz cpu
i thought for sure i had a winner.
puter works, installed the game... seemed to install
tried to play, and there was this error msg
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The Stack Error message is sent if the calculations are so complicated that overflow the stacks for numerical values or the stacks for commands.
Simplify the formulas to keep stacks within 10 levels for the numeric values and 26 levels for the commands.
Divide the formula into two or more parts.
If you are running a program you created, avoid recursive function calls, if they are two deep you may exceed the 26 level limit. If you are nesting parentheses try not to nest them too deeply (maximum 10 levesl).
One reason this could happen is that you are trying to run an old DOS based, or simply an old incompatible, program. These are usually old games. If this error only happens when running old games written for an older operating system, the only solution is to get an updated version.
Hello. Looking at your specs, I assume that a Pentium 4 is not enough to run these kinds of games, so the overwhelming amount of data going through the cpu may have been causing your system to overheat. Do these steps: (1) Uninstall and then re-install your graphics card driver, if problem persists, go to number 2 (2) Try playing around with the ATI Catalyst settings, set everything there to default (3) If problem still persists, then I -am- sure that your PC and/or graphics card is way too overheated, in this case: (a) I recommend getting a heat-monitor (doesn't come cheap though) for your PC, to keep yourself notified of the temperatures of your PC (b) Try buying more fans and if you can afford it get a water-cooling system
Above all, if you can afford a better -Gaming- PC then I'd suggest that, because your system isn't really that great for new games.
Hi, The BSOD (blue screen of death) usually means that a computer component has failed. This could be a hard disc drive, a memory module, the cpu, or the motherboard. I would start by checking out the hard drive first. See if it is spinning and not making any clicking sounds. Try replacing it if you have another one. Then check memory and cpu. Some people actually like having an old computer hanging around. They install Windows 98 in it so they can play old dos games and games that don't require a blazing fast processor! Good luck...Hank
As far as I know, the music does not play on a SATA drive, or on a NT based operating system. It seems to only run on the DOS based operating system, like Win 95, 98, 98SE, and ME. Frogger works fine (with music) on my older Pentium 4 with Win 98SE.
if the start menu click run and enter msconfig
Click on startup and turn off all the programs
Click on Servics and turn on hide all microsoft services
Turn off all other services that are not from microsoft
restart your system
you will see the error has gone
one by one turn back on service and start up programs and restart after ever turn on to isolate which program causes the error
YOu can then leave that turned odd and turn the rest back on.