First post here....hi everyone. I sure hope someone can help with this...(I apologize for the length)
Ok, here goes....
Right now I'm running AMD 1 GHz processor Biostar M7MIA motherboard 384 mb 2100 DDR ram 40 gig HD nVidia GeForce 2 Pro video card DSL internet Running Win 98SE Running all OEM or retail software, nothing's overclocked or modified
Here's the problem: The other day I was playing Soldier of Fortune II multiplayer and my computer restarted by itself. When it restarted, of course, I got a "blue screen of death" saying that there was a "Fatal exception at 0028:C004EA3A in VXD VCACHE (01) + 0000019A" and that the current application would be terminated. I hit the space bar to see if it would restart and this error message popped up "Fatal exception at 0028:C004EA3A ...blah, blah, blah". I don't remember what I did next, but got an error message that said "VFAT Device Initialization Fail. System Halted." Dammit.
When I reboot the computer tells me that it has to boot into safe mode. Ok, so now I'm in safe mode. Since this was obviously a video problem, I thought that my video drivers might have become corrupt. So I went into the device manager, copied my hardware profile and deleted the video drivers from the device manager. I rebooted to let Windows find and reload the drivers. Everything went normally. I don't remember all the gorey details of what transpired next. But it didn't get any better. So, to make a long story shorter, I wound up reformatting my HD and reinstalling Windows.
Ok, so now I have a clear hard drive and a fresh copy of windows, downloaded all the windows patches, service packs, etc. and installed them. Install all new drivers for everything. Everything seemed to be fine, running great.
I'm a huge Soldier of Fortune II multiplayer fan, so I reinstalled the game, and downloaded and installed all the patches and updates.
About an hour into the first game guess what happened??
The computer restarted itself and I got......"Fatal exception at 0028:C004EA3A in VXD VCACHE (01) + 0000019A" The current application will be terminated"
So, after several hours of working on my computer to get it running (somewhat) again I've completely uninstalled SoFII and I haven't had any more restarts. Now, after my computer sits idle for a while the monitor seems to lose the connection to the PC, it'll go black and the green light starts flashing.
I don't understand why after playing this game for several months that all of a sudden I have these strange video problems. If this is the Punkbuster/VIA chipset conflict I've read about, why did it just now show up??
So, unless someone can help me solve this problem I guess it's back to playing Urban Terror until the upgrade I'm planning for my computer is installed.
Please....I love this game....Help Me!!
Maybe your computer has gotten a virus Go to www.mcafee.com and run a freescan.
GF is my bext friend *hugs GF*
2nd November 2002
ouch man....ur having compatability issues, ur hardware or software is what gives u the problems. VXD's r device virtual device drivers so ull have to look into that. some files r probly missing. i know a few ppl that had this problem in other games. but for more info go here http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q293299
That story seems so similar to what I had. I was using Win 98 SE, got the BSOD, etc etc. Did the reinstalling (game and OS), etc etc. Even got win xp, same old. In my case it turned out to be over heating. Just a little footnote for anyone reading this in the future. If something keeps happening, no matter what you do, its gotta be the hardware.