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Cannot get Windows to start

By tbdmor ·
When attempting start my computer I get an error message "Explorer has caused an invalid page fault in module BROWSEUI at 0177:7117bs524" . I click OK and nothing else happens. Why do I get this message and how can I get Windows to start correctly?

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Cannot get Windows to start

by JustAnAdmin In reply to Cannot get Windows to sta ...

If you are running ME, this may help.

This article was previously published under Q289799

When you start a computer that is running Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me), the desktop may appear white and the following error message may appear:

Explorer has caused an error in Browseui.dll
You then receive a prompt to change the desktop settings because Active Desktop is turned off. However, when you try to change the settings, the same error message appears, and then the computer stops responding (hangs).

To resolve the issue, run the Registry Scan utility:
Restart your computer using the Windows Me emergency startup disk.
Use the arrow key on your keyboard to select Start Computer Without CD-ROMSupport, and then press ENTER.
At the prompt type scanreg /fix, and then press ENTER.
After the ScanReg process is complete, restart your computer.
The Registry Scan utility finds and removes corrupted registry entries and system files. Those files are then replaced with a working copy of the files.

Renaming the Browseui.dll in the C:\Windows\System folder and extracting it from the file does not fix the behavior because there are registry entries associated with the configuration of this file.

Good luck, hope this helps!

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Cannot get Windows to start

by JustAnAdmin In reply to Cannot get Windows to sta ...

This is another similar article, but a different type of fix:;en-us;293174

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