I sometimes get an overflow error while editing HTML files while using VPW 6.12.1 (but it has happened with previous versions) on a Win 98SE machine with 256 meg of RAM. VPW reports:
VPW caused a overflow error in module VPW.EXE at 01af:00430e8c.
EAX=ffea6d8a CS=01af EIP=00430e8c EFLGS=00010a03
EBX=0050074d SS=01b7 ESP=006bfbfc EBP=006bfc2c
ECX=00000004 DS=01b7 ESI=00467a45 FS=1207
EDX=0000075c ES=01b7 EDI=00522d4a GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
f7 f1 59 88 0d d3 78 46 00 59 91 51 e8 e4 43 01
00000076 00000081 00430dda 00430d3f 0042a4bd 0044c54e 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00467a45 00000000 006bfc64 00401d50 0042a497 00000000
I can replicate the error easily - every time I try to perform the same edit (which can be as simple as inserting a single character) I get a crash. Rebooting doesn't matter. What I end up having to do is to open the file in Wordpad (gag!), finish the edit that causes the crash, save the file and go back to Vedit. At times I will get repeated crashes on different lines in the same area of the file, but eventually I get past the roadblock and Vedit works fine on the rest of the file.
After this latest crash I decided to see if it can be replicated elsewhere. I have the offending file, and know which line and which inserted character cause a crash. I'm using a customized color syntax file for HTML. I will be glad to provide all of these.
I could install VPW 6.12.1 on a Win2k machine that I own, which also uses FAT32, and see if I can replicate the crash there.
One final thought - the file that crashes has 65,564 bytes, or barely over 64k - could that have anything to do with it?