I looked for this in the archives and see that others have reported similar problems, but I haven't found where it's been resolved.
I have an ST2300, 64 meg, 4 gig, transflective, clean install of Windows 98 (not SE, and not updated yet).
I installed the Stylistic 2300 Pen Driver Version 1.08 (Is this the so-called Pen Services referred to so frequently here?)
and CIC Handwriting Recognition 5.05 for Windows 95/98. "Pen Windows" is selected in Control Panel > Pen Configuration > Pen Subsystem.
Everything seems to work just fine as I enter text in Notepad -- for a minute or so or maybe a dozen words. Then I get a blue screen reporting (reliably) "A fatal exception 0E has occured at 015F:BFF89742..." If I (re-attach the keyboard and) press a key to terminate the current application and return to Windows, everything is still there, but the pen is quite dead. Reboot and everything is normal again.
If I set Pen Configuration > Sampling > Sampling Distance to 2, instead of the default of 1, I seem to be able to write for about twice as many words before it crashes. My ages-old assembly language experience tells me *somebody* isn't managing their stack too well. <sigh>
I briefly had the other CIC PenX stuff installed and uninstalled it after it crashed the same way, before installing the current configuration. I assume I should actually have *both* of the CIC packages installed so I can switch between them -- right? This seems to indicate the problem is in the pen driver somewhere?
Any thoughts or ideas, folks?
As a new user of pen software I'm pleased at how well it recognises my scribbling. It's quite a bit of fun, actually. I'd like to learn to operate keyboard-free, but it's not going to happen with this box if it keeps crashing.
Those of you who've installed Linux on your 1200, 2300, etc... does the pen services and handwriting software you've set up work well and without crashes?