Question about Microsoft Windows 98 for PC
Is this occuring during the install?
If this is the case, try this (it will be useful to know when the problem occurs):
Go to the VM Settings
Go to System
Go to Acceleration Tab
Uncheck Enable VT x AMD V
I hope that helps.
If not, there is a guide on the virtualbox forums here
Which I would suggest trying to run through instead.
Posted on Dec 23, 2012
I had a similar error:
SUWIN caused ******* instructions module unknown
Once I disabled (removed check) on the Hardware Virtualization box for "Enable VT-x/AMD-v; and changed Paravirtualization Interface to 'None' the setup moved forward. But, I needed to Change the ParaVirtualization setting back to Default so it would boot up.
VirtualBox version 5.0.18
Posted on Apr 27, 2016
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I took this from another web site:
Michael Chiew said:
What did you do before this happened? What were your last deeds on the machine before the pop-up appeared?
I think what you're referring to is NTVDM CPU, not NTDVM CPU. Am I correct?
What do you know about 16-bit and 32-bit applications? Well, 16-bit applications are those that must work within the DOS (Disk Operating System) environment, a real-mode arena. NTVDM stands for NT Virtual Dos Machine.
In Windows XP, as in Windows 2000, or Windows 98, there are 16-bit and 32-bit environments (real mode and protected mode respectively).
Windows XP can only operate in 32-bit mode. All 16-bit applications must work within its own theatre of operation, typically, the first MB of physical memory (ram). Conversely, 32-bit applications must function above the first MB memory line. If either of these applications happens to slip into "alien" territory, you get an error message like "something" has encounter an illegal instruction. In other words, the wayward application is trying to slip by the immigration checkpoint.
In your case, updatemgr.exe (I suspect updatemgr.exe is a 32-bit application) has in all likelihood wondered into the 16-bit arena. Hence, NTVDM CPU issues that warning.
Why do you continue to get the message. It's because updatemgr.exe incessantly misbehaves itself on start-up, always trying to load itself into a particular memory address where it is not welcome. Why the persistence? Updatemgr.exe has gone bonkers. It is either corrupted or damaged.
On the other hand, one cannot discount the possibility that NTVDM (NTVDM.EXE) is corrupted or damaged. So your problem lies with either updatemgr.exe or NTVDM.EXE, or both.
There are 2 things you could do.
First, establish who owns updatemgr.exe, Microsoft or some third-party owner. Second, rename updatemgr.exe and see whether the message goes away.
To establish ownership (and the function of updatemgr.exe), do a search for the file.
Click START, select FIND. In the FIND dialog box, type: updatemgr.exe. See the directory in which the file has lodged. In Windows Explorer, get to the file, right-click on it, select PROPERTIES. Who owns it? Is there an indication of its function.
Next, rename the file. Right-click it, select RENAME and rename it to, say, updatemgr.old. RESTART your computer. Do you still get the error message. Not likely.
To clean things up a bit, perhaps it is a good idea for you to replace the current NTVDM.EXE with a new copy. Find out where NTVDM.EXE is. Then, click START, select RUN. Type in the RUN dialog box SFC to run the System File Checker. Insert your OS CD, follow the prompts, extract a copy of NTVDM.EXE and send it to its place of residence. Of course, you should also replace a copy of updatemgr.exe.
That should eliminate your problem for good.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
before you run the game right click the icon that launches it and goto properties, goto compatibility tab, check the boxes run in compatibily with xp sp2 and check the box to run as administrator, click apply ok then run the program.
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
Basically, your error comes from a program that may not be compatible with Vista. Would you mind listing the software that was installed on the computer?
Then you need a DVI cable, which is an inexpensive cable you can pick up at Radio Shack.
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
SOURCE: 16 bit MS DOS Subsystem error
I found a website of people who have the same problem;as you will see Microsoft does not have a fix for it. The recommended fix is to backup your data and reload Windows.
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Posted on Apr 13, 2009
i think you must to format it with the good cd windows because the problem is has an error while installing windows. thx
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
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