Fatal Exception Error When Opening or Closing Control Panel

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Any or all of the following symptoms may occur:
  • When you attempt to open or close Control Panel, or when you remove network components in Network properties and then restart Windows, you receive one of the following error messages:
    A fatal exception 0E has occurred at 0028:xxxxxxxx in VXD IFSMGR(04) + 0000D4F1.

    The current application will be terminated.
    A fatal exception 0E has occurred at 0028:xxxxxxxx in VXD IFSMGR(03) + 000CF7C.

    The current application will be terminated.
    The <0028:xxxxxxxx> value represents the enhanced instruction pointer to the code segment; the 32-bit address is the actual address where the exception occurred and can vary from computer to computer.
    After you receive one of these error messages, you can still use Control Panel, but the Speaker icon may no longer appear on the taskbar. This behavior may also occur in Safe mode.

  • When you start Windows, you receive the following error message:
    A fatal exception 0E has occurred at 028:C0282dB0 in VxD IFSMGR(03) + 0000 CF7C

    The current application will be terminated.
  • Windows 95 or Windows 98 Setup stops responding (hangs) while Control Panel is being configured.


This behavior can occur if a scanner is installed in your computer, and the Vhpscand.vxd file is located in the Windows\System folder instead of the Windows\System\Iosubsys folder.


To resolve this behavior, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to Programs, and then click Windows Explorer.
  2. On the Tools menu, point to Find, and then click Files or Folders.
  3. In the Named box, type vhpscand.vxd, and then click Find Now.
  4. If the Vhpscand.vxd file is located in the Windows\System folder, right-click the Vhpscand.vxd file, and then click Cut.
  5. Right-click the Windows\System\Iosubsys folder, and then click Paste.
  6. Restart your computer.

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Article ID: 175211 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows 95
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