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Ndisio.sys problem When I start my inspiron 2200, it momentarily goes into Windows, but goes to a DOS screen quickly with a message. "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to provent damage to your computer. The problem seems to be cause by the following file: ndisio.sys." Restarting doesn't help. What should I do?

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  • sb32 Feb 09, 2009

    I tried pressing F8 on  startuup, but it doesn't do anything.

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Hi there
Boot up in safe mode ( press F8 on start up ) then go into system restore and reset your machine to a time before the problems occurred


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That is a trojan .. run your anti-virus software .. do it in safe mode if you can

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    Jay Glendenning Feb 14, 2009

    Has this helped? If so I would appreciate a FixYa .. Thanks .. Crayz

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Stacks are reserved memory that programs use to process hardware events. A stack overflow occurs when there is not enough space in memory to run the hardware interrupt routines. To resolve these behaviors, you can modify the "STACKS=" line in the Config.sys file, eliminate terminate-and-stay-resident program (TSRs), and eliminate hardware conflicts.

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  2. Some TSRs may be interfering with Windows. Disable any non-boot device drivers in the Config.sys and Autoexec.bat files. If you install from Windows 3.x and you receive a stack overflow error message, check the Win.ini and System.ini files for non-Windows-based programs or drivers that are loading.
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