KevRog 18:53 08 Feb 2003

I have recently purchased a PC with XP as operating system and I am getting a error message of 'WOWEXEC caused a General Protection Fault in module MMSYSTEM.DLL at 000A:0032'
This seems to happen with older software and some cds that I try to install. A cfriend has XP and hasn't encountered these messages.

  AndySD 19:00 08 Feb 2003

Put your windows CD into the CD ROM and hold the shift key (the one with arrow pointing up, just above the Ctrl key on the left of your keyboard). Holding shift for a few seconds will stop the Windows CD from auto running, but the drive will still spin up to read the disk then spin back down again. Once it has spun down you can release the shift key.

Now click Start/All Programs/Accessories and choose Command Prompt. Type in

sfc /scannow

and hit enter. This will check and replace any damaged system files.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 19:10 08 Feb 2003

You do not need wowexec as it usually should only be running when you are running 16bit apps/dos stuff. Disable it by unticking it from the start programmes.....start-run-type msconfig and hit start up tab. (this may be the wrong command for XP but I'm sure someone will post the correct one or type startup programmes into help)


  KevRog 19:33 08 Feb 2003

But I don't have a windows cd as it was preloaded - I only have a red Recovery disk

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