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Required floating-point hardware is missing
Fatal exception 0xC000014A
A real-mode application issued a floating-point instruction and floating-point hardware is not present.
No floating-point processor is present. Unless your system is older than dirt, it is very unlikely you'll see this. All processors made since 2000 and many before that all include the Floating-point processor as part of the main CPU.
* Reporting vendor, unclear who is responsible for the issue.
Solutions and Fixes
Replace the Processor
The processor (CPU) may be defective and needs to be replaced. Before taking this step, check if any of these more common issues are occurring that will cause the processor to fail:
Confirm both the CPU and system fans are working properly
The CPU is properly seated in it's socket and the clamps are in place
There is sufficient thermal compound between the CPU and the CPU heatsink
The CPU is not being overclocked (via BIOS motherboard settings
If you do replace the CPU with a different model (higher speed or more cores) confirm the power (watts) is the same or lower than the current CPU, or ensure you add additional cooling for the hotter part.
FaultWire Staff Posted: 19-Jan-2009
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Although less informative than our notes here, you can view the Microsoft MSDN source document for a list of the NTSTATUS codes used when Microsoft encounter a problem with an application.
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