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Frequent Crashing

Running: Win98SE, IE6, AdobeFlashPlayer (latest version)
I'm experiencing frequent crashing. Crashes seem to occur when one program or another is trying to load, and whether I'm on line or off. Some, but not all of it, may be related to Flash Player not executing when called upon. Reinstalling Flash Player has not solved the problem. ActiveX and Java scripting are enabled. What do you suppose is causing this, and what are your suggestions for fixing it? Following are the three relevant error messages:

Ddhelp
This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down.
If the problem persists, contact the program vendor.

DDHELP caused a general protection fault
in module GDI.EXE at 0001:00001bef.
Registers:
EAX=02ffffff CS=044f EIP=00001bef EFLGS=00000202
EBX=0000bf66 SS=2d8f ESP=00008bcc EBP=00008bd2
ECX=000000ff DS=05bf ESI=0000bf66 FS=05bf
EDX=000002ff ES=17f7 EDI=0000bfbc GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
8e c0 58 80 fe 10 74 2b 80 fe 01 74 33 8b 5c 38
Stack dump:
17f7ffff 8be6bf66 00001b35 02ffffff 02ffbf66 ffff0000 8bf002ff bf661aeb 05bf0c6a 8b7e8c10 ffff044f 0c6a02ff 016f0f3e 0c6a0000 000a29ff efb90000
-----------------------------------

Iexplore
This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down.
If the problem persists, contact the program vendor.

IEXPLORE executed an invalid instruction in
module FLASH9D.OCX at 0167:30051438.
Registers:
EAX=04bc00f0 CS=0167 EIP=30051438 EFLGS=00010246
EBX=00000002 SS=016f ESP=006483d8 EBP=0064840c
ECX=04bcc370 DS=016f ESI=04bcc410 FS=2c0f
EDX=00000003 ES=016f EDI=00000005 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
0f 77 8b 46 38 db 80 88 00 00 00 51 db 40 64 51
Stack dump:
00648950 04bcc410 04bc8f70 00000000 41a00000 00000000 00000000 00000001 006484dc 3007304e 00648984 04bcc378 00000004 006484dc 3007353c 04bcc410
-----------------------------------

Rundll32
This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down.
If the problem persists, contact the program vendor.

RUNDLL32 caused an invalid page fault in
module GDI.EXE at 0001:0000722c.
Registers:
EAX=001a0004 CS=044f EIP=0000722c EFLGS=00000202
EBX=00001436 SS=3df7 ESP=000087de EBP=000087e2
ECX=00000017 DS=05bf ESI=ffff0f32 FS=0000
EDX=00000000 ES=0000 EDI=0000c4ce GS=015f
Bytes at CS:EIP:
67 66 8b 9b 00 00 01 00 eb cd 5a 0e 52 ea 47 9d
Stack dump:
13fac4ce 02a087fa 000087fa 4f470001 c4ce02ae 13fa0000 0000ffff 7e568810 001a373d 895c7d8e 00100000 05bfffff 899c0000 048f0e38 13fa00a0 00000766

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if you suspect flash

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Playing Games?

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Yep, I'd start with an updated video driver although that may be difficult for your older Win98 machine.

Updated your DirectX to the most current for W98?

See the link below. It offers other suggestions as well, such as easing back on the hardware acceleration.:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=286006

Hope this helps.

Grif

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When running ME during it's last supported days

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many current program were not compatible and previous version were needed to run on this older operating system. Also the CPU in this computer would not support the older CPU on my ME computer. You may need to look carefully to insure that the latest version is capable of running Windows 95 or your CPU. I looked and this is what I found.

See link:

http://www.macromedia.com/software/flash/about/

7.0.73.0 is the version for you. Higher versions will not be supported by Windows 95. Also check the CPU for compatibility. Older CPUs will not support newer version.

This makes using these older OSs a real pain.

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Not Windows 95 Being Discussed......

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Although a minimum of 128 MB of RAM and a PII processor is required, as long as the user isn't going with HD video, it should be OK. The original poster is using W98 and it IS supported by the newest version of Flash 9:

http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/productinfo/systemreqs/

Still, W98 and the older processors are pushing the envelope.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Win98SE was 2 crashes a day for us.

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We were happy when we moved out of the basement.

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Troubleshooter for Adobe Flash, from Adobe

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