Here is the information he sent to me after I requested it...
Motherboard - ?
Processor (speed, type) - Intel Celeron 500MHz
Video Card - ?
Hard Drive(s) (capacity, type[brand], speed, cashe) - "10.2" GB(rest i don't know), i added a second drive with my original working CD drive installed, the new drive is a Western Digital 40GB 7200RPM (giving the error)
Other Drives (CD-Rom, CDRW, type[brand], speed) - 40x CD (old drive), the new drive is a CDRW 52x24x52x (write-rewrite-read) KHypermedia brand and was installed in-place of my old one, giving the error
Power Supply - CyberPower 320SL: 320VA(185W)
Ram (type[brand], speed, capacity) 256MB (upgraded from 64MB)
OS (Win98/se, Win95, etc...) Win98
other Compaq IJ200 Printer, Backpack CDRW external drive (no power supplied to the drive when errors occured), Dazzle Digital Video Capture Device USB (no power to this either)
i also tried installing a Gamepro USB PlugNPlay Gamepad and it generated the error.
the system starts to "Build driver information database" and when it reaches 20%, it gives me a white error box saying "MSGSRV32.EXE" caused an error, then it brings up the "MSGSRV32 caused a GPF in SETUPX.DLL" and after i close that, there are no other applications running (not even explorer) and i must shut down. the system works OK in safe mode, because the hardware wizard is disabled in safemode, of crs