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Article ID: 171195 - Last Review: October 7, 2013 - Revision: 3.3

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If you are using the Microsoft 32-bit Data Link Control protocol (MSDLC32) and you suspend Windows 95 (using power management features), you may receive a "Fatal Exception 06" or "Fatal Exception 0E" error message when you resume Windows 95. The error message may be similar to the following message:
A fatal exception 0E has occurred at 0028:<xxxxxxxx> in VxD VMM(06) + <xxxxxxxx>.


MSDLC32 does not reinitialize a certain variable correctly when the computer is suspended and resumed. This variable may contain random data, resulting in unpredictable behavior when you resume the computer.


This issue is resolved by the following updated file for Windows 95 and Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2:
   Dlc.vxd version 4.10.994 (dated 6/4/97) and later
To install this update, follow these steps:
  1. Download the Dlcupd.exe file from the Microsoft Download Center to an empty folder.
  2. In My Computer or Windows Explorer, double-click the Dlcupd.exe file you downloaded in step 1.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591  ( ) How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.


This issue is resolved in Microsoft Windows 98.


For additional information about issues resolved by updates to this component, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
170737  ( ) Windows 95 MSDLC32 Does Not Receive Broadcast Packets
170736  ( ) Windows 95 MSDLC32 Does Not Receive Multicast Packets
159344  ( ) Fatal Exception in DLC Running Program from NetWare Server
156149  ( ) MSDLC32 May Not Receive All Packets in Heavy Traffic

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