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Recently when I turned on the computer, I got this msg from windows
"Terminating thread due to a stack overflow problem. A VxD, possibly recently installed, has consumed too much stack space. Increase the setting of 'winsps' in system.ini or remove recently installed vxd's. There are currently 5sps allocated"
I installed Norton Doctor Antivirus about 3 weeks ago, so it might be the cause of the problem. So, how do I remove the vxd's and where can I find the system.ini file?
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01-05-2001, 06:59 AM
I'm assuming you posted 3 times due to the dreaded Internal Server Error we're seeing a lot this morning, so I removed the other 2 posts.
You might try uninstalling Norton, then reinstalling it if you think it will work without problems, never can tell about that...make sure you turn off everything you can during the install by using the "three finger salute" [Ctrl] [Alt] [Del].
System.ini can be viewed or edited using notepad, once you find it, which can be easily done by going to Start\Run and typing sysedit in the Run box, then click OK or press [Enter]. Autoexec.bat will show first, close it, and the others until you get to system.ini.
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01-05-2001, 10:54 PM
To Increase the stack pages in system.ini:
1. Click Start
2. Click Run
3. Type: SYSEDIT
4. Click OK
5. Expand SYSTEM.INI file
6. Scroll down to [386enh]
7. Add the following line: MinSPs=X (X= number see below)
8. Click File
9. Click Save
Note: The X above = the number you wish to increase to. I'd suggest to start with 4 (MinSPs=4). If you still get the error then change it to 8 (MinSPs=8). If the error continues then increase the # by increments of 4 up to 64 maximum. Be Aware that each time you increase the number of stacks, your performance will decrease.
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