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InValidOpCode

by drbrown / November 19, 2005 12:02 PM PST

The tiny error box saying "InValidOpCode" all of a sudden keeps popping up no matter how many times I close it. Where did it come from and how can I get rid of it?

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What's running?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2005 12:35 PM PST
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No open windows
by drbrown / November 19, 2005 9:08 PM PST
In reply to: What's running?

No open windows, but of course numerous processes running in the background. It just pops up periodically with nothing open. I've been working on this machine for weeks getting it debugged and virus free, and getting the CD drives found. This message suddenly began appearing 2 days ago after no signicant changes. Will investigate the processes to proceed from this point.

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There's the big clue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2005 9:19 PM PST
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"I've been working on this machine for weeks getting it debugged and virus free, and getting the CD drives found."

The OS could have been damaged by those virus. Prepare for the worst case scenario and be ready to wipe the machine and reload.

In closing, leaving out details slows this process down. Also missing are what tools you used, how you know the drivers are current.

And to be pre-emptive, it does not matter it worked before. Here's why. Microsoft may issue some patch and break a driver. We get to update drivers and more. The Update Driver button is unreliable so use the old fashioned method.

Bob

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