Win2K boot problem



After having installed Win2kPro I get the following message upon the first boot:
"TRAP 00000007 General Protection Fault"
Having searched all over MS web I am still unable to understand this message. Can someone please tell me what might be wrong? My rig is a RioWorks PDVIA-LS with 2xP3 750Mhz CPU's, 2 Ultra SCSI3 drives, HP 9200i RW-CDROM and 1GB of 100Mhz ECC-SDRAM. The installation was done with a Win98 boot-disk and temporary attached IDE-CDROM. I have tried with standard RAM giving the same result, and SCSI discs are correctly attached and terminated. Might I have to boot with 1 CPU changing the HAL later?

Thomas the Frustrated


Mar 25, 2001
I think, approximately the same definitions are for Win2000,
as for Microsoft Windows Millennium/98/95 in<A HREF=" General Protection Fault&rnk=11&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=MSALL" target="_new"> General Protection Fault </A> :

“Processor Exceptions and Their Definitions:

<b>General Protection Fault</b>

Any condition that is not covered by any of the other processor exceptions will result in a general protection fault. The exception indicates that this program has been corrupted in memory, usually resulting in immediate termination of the program.”

And possible solution:

“Clean-boot troubleshooting refers to methods of reducing problems that may occur because of your computer's environment. Many problems occur because of conflicting drivers, terminate-and-stay-resident programs (TSRs), and other settings that are loaded when your computer starts.”