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Earl Green
15-07-2002, 01:51 PM
Just lately I have been getting the following message when Windows O/S kicks in at Start Up. Could someone please explain what I am being told and how do I fix it.


Terminating thread due to a stack overflow problem.A VxD,possibly recently installed,has consumed too much stack space.Increase the settings of "Min SPs' " in SYSTEM.INI or remove recently installed VxDs'
There are currently 5 SPs allocated.

Press any key to continue.

In advance many thanks to whoever can help.Earl Green

15-07-2002, 02:19 PM
ms answer

"To resolve this situation, add the following line to the [386Enh] section of the System.ini file and then restart your computer: MinSPs=4 If the problem persists, increase the number of spare stack pages in increments of 4 (for example, 8, 12, 16). NOTE: Each spare stack page requires 4 kilobytes of memory"

15-07-2002, 08:07 PM
That's easily said than done though.....can you now translate what you mean please tweak'e???? Step by step might be good. :-)

15-07-2002, 08:35 PM
Go to "start" - "run"

type "sysedit" (no quotes)

That will give you a cascade of pages in notepad editor.

Close all but the system.ini one.

Look for the [386Enh] area as detailed by tweak'e

Add the line "MinSPs=4" (no quotes) directly under the [386Enh]

go File-save-File-exit


Try not to add anything else or accidentally modify anything else or it can cause problems.

15-07-2002, 08:47 PM
easy way ....use x-setup (http://www.xteq.com/)