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Divide overflow error,

I am running Win98, and when my cpu boots up I get an error message, "Your program has caused a divide overflow error, If problem continues then contact your vendor".

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Re: divide overflow error,

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.

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

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