3DS MAX error code 998

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Hi, I have windows 7 64-bit os, installed 3Ds max 9 as 32-bit. When trying to start the program get some kind of error that refers to plugins. What steps would be to fix this error?

I have 1gb RAM on my computer, but I do not think that could cause this error to appear.

Waiting for ideas.

Thank you.

Loading DLLs

DLL <C:Program Files (x86)Autodesk3ds Max 9DxPluginsDxDDS.bmi> failed to initialize.

Error code: 998 – Invalid access to memory location.

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Answered By 10 points N/A #122652

3DS MAX error code 998



It is not a difficult problem to solve. If you have Windows 7 64-bit OS, installed 3DS MAX 9 as 32-bit and 1GB RAM on my computer then this problem is not a matter for you. May be there are some missing plugins. Or your some application are corrupted. This problem also caused for overwrite important program files.

In order to repair or solve this problem you need to go to this link https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/3ds-max-forum/3ds-max-2012-error-loading-plug-in-dll-error-code-998/td-p/5200261 and download a software named “Download error 998 repair tool ”. install this software and run error detector and then select those error and run error correction tool.

Answered By 5 points N/A #122654

3DS MAX error code 998


Download and install 3ds Max Service Pack 2. This error may be due to compatibility issue or it is having some conflicts.

Try to right-click on 3ds Max icon on your desktop and then click its properties.

And then under the Compatibility tab, tick the "Disable visual themes" and the "Disable desktop composition" options.

As an alternative, please check the system requirements of your 3ds Max.

Answered By 590495 points N/A #122655

3DS MAX error code 998


I think your program is having a compatibility issue with your operating system. Since you have a Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit operating system, I would expect you install 64-bit version also of the program but unfortunately you decided on installing the 32-bit version which is basically intended for 32-bit operating systems. Since it is not an option for you to downgrade your operating system to 32-bit just to make it compatible with the application, the easiest way to go around this is to download the 64-bit version of 3ds Max 9.

Uninstall the 32-bit 3ds Max and then install 64-bit 3ds Max. This should fix any incompatibility problem between the operating system and the software but in case the same error pops up again, it is recommended that you update your 3ds Max 9 to Service Pack 2. There are other users who are having exactly the same problem as you are and were able to fix it by updating their program to Service Pack 2.

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