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"Illegal operation and will be shut down" on startup


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#1 Damo1234

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 01:02 AM

OS is 98.

In safe mode or normal mode if I turn on the computer I get the message "This computer has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down".

Not sure where to go from here.

Edited by Damo1234, 24 November 2009 - 01:03 AM.


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Posted 24 November 2009 - 04:25 PM

are you sure it says "this computer" or does it say something like "explorer.exe has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down"

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 07:34 PM

are you sure it says "this computer" or does it say something like "explorer.exe has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down"


I apologize for my mistake, I was running from one computer to another.

Specifically it says

"Explorer

This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down.

If the problem persists, contact the program vendor."

Under Details I receive the information

"EXPLORER caused an invalid page fault in module EXPLORER.EXE at 0167:00402251.
Registers:
EAX = 00000000 CS=0167 EIP=00402251 EFLGS=00010246
EBX = 00000001 CS=016f ESP=005fff20 EBP=005fff28
ECX = c16fd920 DS=016f ESI=00000000 FS=2327
EDX = 005fff30 ES=016f ESI=00000000 GS=0000
Bytes at CS: EIP:
8b 08 50 ff 11 8b 45 08 50 8b 08 ff 51 08 8b 45
Stack dump:
00402200 005fff30 005fff68 00405b64 00000000
00000000 00000000 00000001 00403a5e 0059fc30
817d0d48 00000000 0000000 0000ffff 7ff41fcb
00000001

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 08:07 PM

microsofts answer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/191609
if there is not a backup copy of explorer.exe on the system it may ask for a win98 disk using this method. or you could manually copy explorer.exe from another machine and insert it into the proper directory.

also these people claim a registry restore helped them
http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-9...fau/165642.html

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 04:03 AM

microsofts answer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/191609
if there is not a backup copy of explorer.exe on the system it may ask for a win98 disk using this method. or you could manually copy explorer.exe from another machine and insert it into the proper directory.

also these people claim a registry restore helped them
http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-9...fau/165642.html


Registry Restore worked like a dream, thankyou.




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