Review http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;222469 but consider that you may have other issues.
1. Pull the case cover off to sniff out a heat issue.
2. Pass the memory test with zero errors no matter how long it runs. http://www.memtest86.com
3. Be free from all parasites. Adaware, Spybot and Cwshredder plus a Web-based virus scan. Pre-emptive answer = There are more things than virus, worm and trojan.
In closing, tell more about the machine.
I have Win 98SE. Read your recent response to defrag problems. Followed instructions/suggestions but no luck. When running defrag in Windows it keeps restarting. Sometimes getting as much as 72% complete before it restarts. I tried defrag in SAFE MODE (after closing all running programs according to Microsoft's web site). Defrag completes 2% then stops and gives me the following message:
A FATAL EXCEPTION 0E HAS OCCURED AT 0028:C00078C0 IN VXDVMM(01) + 000068C0. THE CURRENT APPLICATION WILL BE TERMINATED.
Do you have any suggestions?
Thanks Doug Gardner