Operating System Error Messages and Solutions

After Windows starts, problems with drivers, software, and resources (Windows 9x/Me) can trigger various types of error messages. The following sections discuss these error messages in greater detail.

General Protection Fault and Illegal Operation Errors

An illegal operation can be defined as any software problem that requires Windows 9x/Me to shut down the program to recover from it, including general protection faults (GPFs), page faults, and other problems. An illegal operation is hardly ever caused by the user of the program (you). Instead, illegal operations are caused by the interaction of programs with each other or with Windows itself. One of the most common types of illegal operation errors ...

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