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Fatal Exception Error Using DHCP

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When you use Winipcfg.exe to release or renew IP addresses obtained usingDHCP, or when you start Windows 95 with the network adapter configured toobtain IP addresses using DHCP, you may receive an error message similarto the following message on a blue screen:
Fatal exception 0E at 0028:C433442B in VXD octk16.sys (01) + 0000342B. This was called from 0028:C003C47C in VXD NDIS (01) + 00000D7C. It may be possible to continue normally.
When you are using the Windows 95 DHCP client, a buffer in memory used tosend a DHCP message may be freed before the message has been completelysent. The error occurs when the network adapter driver attempts to accessthis buffer to send the information on the wire.
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The fatal exception error typically occurs in the MAC driver, although itmay also occur in NDIS itself.This symptom may occur more frequently with Token Ring adapters usinglocally administered addresses (LAAs), although it has been reported tooccur with Ethernet adapters and without using LAAs.

Article ID: 158713 - Last Review: 11/02/2013 17:40:00 - Revision: 2.0

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