January 4th, 2004, 01:01 PM
Been working on pc for friend, its a 233mhz processor, 4 gig HD(really old but he cant afford a new one) its got 64mb RAM and win 98 on it. Problem is it was constantly getting blue screen of deaths, fatal exceptions etc. I thought i would try doing clean install, but getting constant SUWIN errors, ive been reading up on these and know its mainly caused by RAM, can anyone point me to a RAM testing program, i used to have one on floppy that ran from DOS but i cant find. Also if anyone has some other input on this it would be appreciated. Cheers
January 4th, 2004, 02:39 PM
There's no panic like the panic you momentarily feel when you've got
your hand or head stuck in something
January 4th, 2004, 03:41 PM
Test the hard drive while you are at it.
Never, ever approach a computer saying or even thinking "I will just do this quickly."
January 4th, 2004, 04:11 PM
could you possibly post the whole suwin error because I have had suwin errors with many other things then ram like windows version etc:
January 5th, 2004, 03:19 AM
Will the powermax program from Maxtor work with this drive(its a seagate) or have they got their own diag tool available? Cheers
Originally Posted by NooNoo
Found Seatools on website so thats sorted now. Cheers
Last edited by Raffaz; January 5th, 2004 at 03:43 AM.
January 5th, 2004, 03:22 AM
Originally Posted by Ferrit
Ive had 3 different errors, they are :
Suwin caused a general protection fault in setup.dll at 0010:3386
Suwin caused a general protection fault in user.exe at 000b:0094
Suwin caused a general protection fault in krnl386.exe at 0001:0001
Any help appreciated. Cheers
January 5th, 2004, 07:00 AM
Every time I've experienced SUWIN errors, especially during Windows 9x installs, on circa-486 and -Pentium systems, the culprit has been a bad motherboard.
If you have spare memory, hard drive, etc. to swap and test with and you still get the SUWIN errors, the mobo probably gave up the ghost.
January 5th, 2004, 08:44 AM
Try here see if this helps
Originally Posted by Raffaz
January 5th, 2004, 09:20 AM
Almost every time I received the SUWIN error....it's been during windows setup and turned out to be bad processors.
January 5th, 2004, 09:47 AM
Have you been able to check voltages on the power supply? This is a really basic test you should perform anytime the system seems to have possible issues related to memory or mainboard performance.
If the PSU up to snuff,I would swap memory if you can. Most of the time, good memory diagnostics will be pretty reliable, but that isn't always the case. Mikersoft Winders does some strange things with your RAM.
If your power supply and drive tested OK, and swapping the memory hasn't helped, I would say that bad main board, followed by bad CPU are the likely culprits.
Oh, while you're at it check the physical condition of the CD you are using for the install. Nicks, scratches?
And, speaking of another thing I forgot to suggest, remove all expansion cards from the system ('cept video of course) and diable any other on board stuff.
Last edited by slgrieb; January 5th, 2004 at 09:50 AM.
January 5th, 2004, 02:18 PM
Here is a page with all the microsoft knowledge base article links.
January 5th, 2004, 06:32 PM
I've had some luck getting past these errors in the past by installing windows without the soundcard in the system. Mainly happens when a creative sound card is present though.
January 6th, 2004, 01:49 PM
I got around this once by disabling the L1 and L2 Cache during setup, and I used the machine for a year after that.
Originally Posted by Damned Angel
Worth a try.
January 10th, 2004, 04:43 PM
Got it sorted now. Ive done the same myself, seems to be working fine now.
Originally Posted by Tekboy