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After IE5.5, Explorer.exe page fault!

By Mauricio Brixner ·
Dear Mates:

I'm running Windows 98 (not SE) and after updatins IE to 5.5 release, my system hang after the login with this error:

This program has performed an illegal operation an will be shutdown.

Explorer.exe caused an invalid page fault in module <unknown> at 0000:Bfbf400

I've reinstalled my Windows from CD-ROM and a clean Boot Disk, nothing!

Then, I've renamed my explorer.exe and extract a fresh one from the .CABs, but the error still occurring!

Boot on Safe Mode, prayd to all Saints ...

Can anymore help me before I run the Format c



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Try this...

by allen610 In reply to After IE5.5, Explorer.exe ...

Have you tried holding down the shift key while booting into windows to see if it was something in your startup folder or registery that was causing it? If it works after that then that means that something in your startup folder or startup registry has a file in there that is causing it. If you need the exact place to look in the reg. then let me know there is like 4 or 5 places a program can load up and cause problems like this.

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page fault errors

by wanda_01 In reply to After IE5.5, Explorer.exe ...

Hi Mauricio,

I used to get page fault errors on my computer.. after talking to a tech about this (office 2000 was the worst for page fault errors), he informed me that the problem was my memory - not enough memory to load the program. He suggested that I upgrade my memory, and in the meantime, make sure all other applications were shut down before using this program (get rid of the backgrounds that use memory as well). Best of luck to ya!

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Hope this helps!

by Jason Freeman In reply to After IE5.5, Explorer.exe ...

I don't know if you have found a resolution to your problem yet, but If not base on the error you gave and the fact that you have fdisked and reinstalled the OS, I would start looking to hardware, It has been my experience that when you get a invalid page fault, or a GPF in module <unknown> you are talking about memory, I would either try upgrading your memory, or replacing the chips you have in there now....Let me know what you come up with.


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