NEC 330T trys to boot then has error message?

October 27, 2010 at 19:19:34
Specs: Windows 7
will boot up then shows this error.
your program caused a divide overflow error. what does this mean?
bought at a yard sale dont know anything about this one.
can someone help me , maybe we can get it to work.
thanks a bunch. Lora

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October 28, 2010 at 06:00:28
How are your DOS skills? It's possible that the problem is caused by an entry in Autoexec.bat or Config.sys. These files aren't necessarily needed by 98 so they can either be deleted altogether, or the all lines of text within the files can be edited out.

1. boot off a Win98 startup floppy

2. backup the current Autoexec.bat & Config.sys as Autoexec.OLD & Config.OLD

3. delete Autoexec.bat & Config.sys

4. try booting into Windows.

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October 28, 2010 at 11:20:54
I guess you're talking about 98 and not windows 7? There's a lot of possibilities for that error:

I even found some references that correcting the date in cmos/bios setup sometimes fixes it, although I've never personally found that a wrong date can cause that error.

Can you boot to safe mode using the F8 boot menu? If so, uninstall the existing software you don't need. Run a malware scan using something like malwarebytes: Download the free version here:

I believe that'll work with 98. If the problem is software related that might fix it.

The ideal solution would be to format and reinstall 98 but you'd need the cd, or at least the setup files (sometimes they're left on the hard drive).to to that.

Real men don't use AntiVirus; they just reformat

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