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win 98 solitare game

by jason1214 / March 12, 2004 2:25 AM PST

Whenever I try and play the Solitare game that came with Win/98, all that happens when I open the game is this pop up. Any suggestions ? / Win 98/ IE 6.0.

SOL caused a general protection fault
in module SOL.EXE at 0001:0000086f.
Registers:
EAX=de4f48d7 CS=de3f EIP=0000086f EFLGS=00000202
EBX=000000e9 SS=48d7 ESP=00001654 EBP=0000167e
ECX=000148d7 DS=48d7 ESI=00001690 FS=0000
EDX=179f0113 ES=48d7 EDI=000048d6 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
ff 1f b8 01 00 ca 0a 00 90 55 8b ec a1 16 00 39
Stack dump:
00000000 00e90011 179f1025 00d0d7a0 0113029a 01130984 48d70984 000048d6 00000000 02a016a2 16a202a5 de3f00bc 00ba0000 0000de4f 00000000 01130984

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Re:win 98 solitare game = Got Bonzai Buddy or OfficeXP?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 12, 2004 3:25 AM PST
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Re:Re:win 98 solitare game = Got Bonzai Buddy or OfficeXP?
by jason1214 / March 12, 2004 2:38 PM PST

I have neither installed, Bonzai Buddy etc. or Office XP, neither one is on this PC or ever has been. I only have Win98, 1st edition and IE 6.0. I'm stumped.

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Re:Re:Re:win 98 solitare game = Got Bonzai Buddy or OfficeXP? What else?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 12, 2004 9:52 PM PST

The issues found with Bonzai Buddy and OfficeXP (don't you find either annoying?) may not be your issue, but offer insight that other software can cause the issue.

I could go research the possible softwares that can do this and keep asking if you have this or that, but I'm not going to. Its your task to reveal all the software that you installed and then maybe some one will point out which was the toxic combo. I know an issue existed with a common firewall and the card games for some time. In that case, the firewall could be uninstalled since on Windows 95/98/ME there is no exploit known (hint, the firewall is not saving anyone on these OSes) for 95/98/ME if there is no network shares, OS updated and no servers running.

Again, I can't list all the possibilities since there are too many, but you must be PEST/PARASITE free since many of these bugs (which are not detected with your antivirus) cause such failures. Here's the usual:

My policy needle on the pest-meter is pegged at zero tolerance. I eject all that these five tools find.

http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6132-0.html?forumID=32&threadID=1313&start=0 notes the five scanning tools and removal tools that are fairly safe. If one does encounter an issue, its always been damage done by the MALWARE. The most common issue being Layered Service Provider replacement which you can use LSPFIX (Hint: use http://www.google.com to find).

The thread has follow on discussions about new links if you don't want to use Google to find an item.

PPS. All the tools are free.

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Re:Re:Re:Re:win 98 solitare game = Got Bonzai Buddy or OfficeXP? What else?

The culprit has been found..and it's Zonealarm.
So if I shut the Zonealarm off, the Solitare works just fine everytime. Thanks for the heads up advice.

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Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:win 98 solitare game = Got Bonzai Buddy or OfficeXP? What else?

I have had simillar issues. Do not give-up on Zone Alarm all together. 1)My suggestion would be to disconnect from internet. 2) Go into Zone Alarm "Program Control" "Programs". 3) Write down prog names and the Green/Red/Questin marks. 4) Right click on suspects and change them to question marks. 5) Open Solitare and when Zone alarm prompts, "Allow" and "Remember". 6) Change Zone "Program Control" settings back the way you found it with the exception of the setting you just changed. gb

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Re:win 98 solitare game
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 12, 2004 11:26 PM PST
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Err Msg: Solitaire Caused General Protection Fault in Module Sol.exe

CAUSE
This issue may be caused by an incompatibility between Solitaire and third-party Instant Messenger program files. This issue has been know to occur when America Online Instant Messenger version 2.0, or Yahoo Messenger is installed on your computer.

RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue with America Online Instant Messenger version 2.0, install America Online Instant Messenger version 3.0 or later.

To work around this issue, delete the shortcut in the Startup folder for America Online Instant Messenger or Yahoo Messenger:
Right-click Start, and then click Explore.
Double-click the Programs folder, and then double-click the StartUp folder.
In the right pane, right-click the shortcut you want to remove, and then click Delete.
MORE INFORMATION
This issue occurs whether you install Solitaire from the CD-ROM or the Web.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/q234/4/30.asp&NoWebContent=1

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