makedun.exe error message

  degsey 12:18 17 Jan 2005

As a result of problems on my computer I have had to reload all programs and drivers etc. Everything appears to have gone successfully with the exception that I cannot re-install Tiscali Broadband because of an error message " makedun has caused an error in MAKEDUN.EXE. Makedun will now close.
Having spoken with Tiscali help desk they tell me that this is a dial up networking problem and I need to load the modem drivers!!! They initially told me to reload Windows ME which I did but it made no difference
Has anyone come across this and whats the fix.I am a relative novice.
I am using Windows ME

Thanks in anticipation


  Gongoozler 12:46 17 Jan 2005

Hi degsey. I can't help much with this problem. I can find no reference to makedun.exe via Google, and I don't have that file on my XP system (I have Tiscali Broadband). When you say you reloaded Windows was that a clean install after formatting, or did you install over an old installation?

  Gongoozler 14:15 17 Jan 2005

I got a friend to do it but I believe it was a clean install.


Hi degsey. It's best to reply via the "Add a new response to ---" box at the bottom of the page, then other forum members can join in the discussion.

So are there any Windows ME users who can help on this one?

  degsey 14:29 17 Jan 2005

Thanks Gongoozler for the advice on how to use the Forum.
I got a friend to reinstall Windows ME and my understanding is that they did a clean install.



  Gongoozler 16:38 17 Jan 2005

Hi degsey. When I fitted a new hard drive recently, I installed the modem immediately after installing Windows and the motherboard drivers. I suggest you reformat and do that. You should then minimise the risk of any clashes with other software. If Tiscali works at that stage, do a backup of the installation so you can return to a good working base if anything goes wrong.

  rivka2 21:02 19 Mar 2005

I had the same problem on trying to install Tiscali broadband for the first time; it complains:

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

"Makedun caused a device error in module MAKEDUN.EXE at 0167:004015bl. Registers: EAX = 00000000 CS=0167 EIP=004015bl FFLGS=00010246 EBX = 00000000 SS=016f ESP=0064f010 EBP=0064fdd4 ECX=005208bc DS=016f ESI=004051e0 FS=3597 (crikey) EDX=00000000 ES=16f EDI=bff77332 <shakes worn-out hands> GS=0000 Bytes at CS:EIP f775 c4 8b 4d dc 83 c4 108945 cc 89 01 8d 45

Stack dump: 005208bc 00000000 00000000 00000000 bff5493e 816482ff 00540000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000"

As you wrote above, this file does not turn up on a Google search; this page was the only reference to it returned by Google, AltaVista, Yahoo, WebCrawler, or LookSmart. Any help would be useful, as Tiscali have been unable to help me.

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