Error Message if Your System Registry or System Files Have Been Damaged

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Symptoms

When you start your computer, or after you have installed a new program or new hardware, or attempt to upgrade your Windows 98-based computer to Windows 98 Second Edition or Windows Millennium Edition (Me), you may receive an error message that is similar to either of the following error messages:
  • Invalid VxD dynamic link call from VWIN32(01)
  • Fatal exception 0E has occurred at variable number in VXD VWIN32(01)

Cause

This issue can occur if your system registry has been damaged, or your system files have been damaged.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods.

Restore Your Registry to an Earlier Version

For additional information about how to restore your registry to an earlier version, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
221512 How to Manually Restore the Windows 98/Me Registry

Reinstall Windows 98 to a New Folder

For additional information about how to install Windows 98 to a new folder, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
193902 How to Install Windows 98 Into a New Folder

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Article ID: 315573 - Last Review: June 19, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
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