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01-02-2002, 08:31 PM
PIII running W98SE, Office, IE5 and various other applics and games.

At time system is slow and unreliable. Booting taking too long ? Most recent boot had the blue screen of death:

'Teminating thread due to a stack overflow problem. A VxD, possibly recently installed, has consumed too much stack space. Increase the settings of 'MinSPs' in SYSTEM.INI or remove recently installed VxD's. there are currently 5 SPs allocated. Press any key to continue.'
Anykey repeats the message. Anykey second time continues to Windows reboot. I think this problem has occured infrequently over the past year. What are VxD's. What to do ?

01-02-2002, 08:39 PM
I notice tweak'e replied to setting MinSP previously. Also you can get tools that can do this.

VxD are virtual device drivers. Sometimes incompatibility between those drivers can cause problems.

01-02-2002, 11:19 PM
Thanks Kame. A search of Press F1 gave me all the previous correspondence on this. Should have searched first but I usually assume that my problems are unique !! Have increased MinSPs as recommended.