Do you have 128 MB RAM?Fatal Exception Errors are codes returned by programs when there is a problem. They can be caused by "Invalid data or code", or by an instruction in the program that has performed an illegal operation. Illegal does not mean "unlawful" (nobody will call the police) but rather performing an operation which is not allowed by the program, or one that the program does not know how to handle.
They happen whither then you attempt to shut down your computer, when you start Windows or when running a program.
They can also be caused by device drivers or applications, like video drivers, which are not properly de-bugged. In such cases its best to look at the troubleshooting or support section of the device manufacturer and see if the problem is mentioned and perhaps there exists a newer driver that you can download.
I've got Win98, with the Firefox browser, and IE6. The last several days, when I try to do the normal shutdown sequence, the computer immediately before the complete shutdown 'hangs' with a blue screen indicating: 'A fatal exception has occurred at: 0028 C00357FF in VXD IFSMGR  + 00002977.' This is a new problem, it has occurred before in the past, but very rarely, and is now occurring at every 'shutdown'. It is an older Compaq, but hoping it'll last some time yet. I've tried 'scandisk' and 'defrag', but to no effect. Thanks, Eric