Parias Posted June 19, 2000 Report Share Posted June 19, 2000 Well, either this was co-incidental with a regular Windows 98 SE fu**-up (pardon the bluntness, I'm a tad pissy) or Vicarious Visions just set themselves up to recieve an earful from me... either way, here's my problem.Nabbed the Terminus demo that was released this morning.. just finished downloading as of 30 minutes ago, so I installed it, configured it, and ran it. Went through a self-playing demo for a bit... then crashed mysteriously at the end with first an illegal op in the program itself, then an error in Kernel32.dll (module User.Dll or something if I remember right). No problem, happens occasionally, reboot right? Wrong.Restarted my comp, and it brought up the startup listing (the thing that pops up when you hit F8 when it says "Starting Windows 98...") stating at the bottom that there was an error detected in my registry/configuration and to boot up from the Command prompt and run scanreg.exe. This was where I started to get a tad concerned. Hit "Normal Startup", let it load.. then it informed me that "Registry Services will be inoperative". My "WTF?" synapses were firing.. and then they went into overload as Windows proudly informed me the following:"While initializing device VKD: Windows Protection Error. You need to restart your computer. Error: Could not execute SBECFG.EXEPress any key to continue...."Pressing any key resulted in my computer switching itself off. Upon rebooting a second time, it gave me the same error on the startup menu. I hit "Command Prompt Only" this time, booted into DOS, and ran Scanreg per it asking. I ran through the process (which seemed to consist of little more than backing up my configuration, which doesn't help me because my current configuration is classified as "completely fux0red") and then dumped me at a prompt again. Shrugging, I rebooted for a third time. Gave me the same startup menu error yet AGAIN. Hit "Normal", and this time it ran Scanreg on it's own, and proceeded to fail to boot up again with the same errors. GARGH!This is really cheesing me off, because I've got all my important crap on there, and being unable to even get into Windows via Safe mode (tried it) isn't very good for my day. I also tried manually booting up from my Windows 98 CD (you can tell it to boot from the CD in your BIOS on a lot of systems), no go. I've tried a boot disk, didn't do anything.. since it boots me into DOS. I'm considering just re-installing over top of my current installation, but that's a last resort presently.. I'm not exactly up to wanting to corrupt something important and being forced to format my HD or something.... heh.So, I turn to you guys. My resident "Can fix anything I damn want to" tech expert is out at the moment, and I'd really like to get back and going with this system.. I'm presently typing from my older P233, with my mom's Ergonomic keyboard that's stressing my hands to hell and back again Not to mention the lack of a Razer Boomslang 2000 is just plain nuts!So, anyways, I'll await your replies.. hopefully someone can offer something helpful.. heh. Do it for me guys! Do it for the Insurgency! Yes, even if you're Galcom... *evil psychotic laughter*Thanks. Oh, and apologies if I sound a tad incoherent, but it's not every day that your best friend in the whole world suddenly "stops working" Edit: Oh, before I forget, SBECFG.Exe is a part of the DOS driver for my SB Live! Value.------------------ Cmdr. Parias Spectre Fleet Chief Engineer, Starstation Destiny ICV-Galatae ICQ:1293359 Staff member at HardNews "Next time you're passing by and feel like dropping in, keep passing by untill you get to a river, and THEN drop in." -Jake Logan[This message has been edited by Parias (edited 06-19-2000).] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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