SeaMonkey (both the browser and e-mail) randomly crashes with the
error message that gkgfxwin.dll caused a fault and the program has to
be shut down. Sometimes I can restart it, sometimes I get the error
message just after it displays the splash screen. I tried installing a
different version of gkgfxwin.dll and it just hangs on the splash
screen; I assume it can't read the .dll file. I put back the original
version and restarted Windows and it works again.
This started happening in SeaMonkey v1.1.16 after I had been using it
for several weeks, so I upgraded to v1.1.17 but the problem persists.
I didn't find any other reports on the forum so have to assume it's
something stupid I did to cause this.
Windows XP Professional Media Center SP2
Pentium D 3.00 GHz
3.5 GB RAM
It has to be a Windows XP problem. Since I posted the above message I've
gotten errors about ntdll.dll, js3250.dll, gklayout.dll, rdf.dll, and
In Internet Explorer I've seen errors involving mshtml.dll and jscript.dll.
Looks like it may be reinstall time.
He's back! A couple of years ago, my old computer started shutting down
at odd times. I ran a stress test on my RAM and discovered a flaky RAM
stick. About a year ago, I swapped RAM on my present HP Media Center
computer going from 1.5Mb to 4Mb (Windows recognized somewhere around
3.5Mb). Anyway, when my present computer shut down a couple of times
recently, I figured it was a video card problem, so I reseated the AGP
card as well as the PCI cards. This morning I ran a RAM stress test
which it promptly failed. I removed the offending stick and re-ran the
test and it passed with flying colors.
I have the feeling that the problem has been flaky RAM the whole time.
A major DOH, and DUH on me... :>))
Tom - Vista, CA
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