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By hdrums ·
I have a Pentium III 700Mhz Quantex computer with Windows 98 2nd Edition Load. I have 5GB free and run norton utilities, scandisk and defrag regularly. I have no viruses. I randomly 3 or 4 times a day get Explorer GPF error. I have my IE5 set as a web browser. I have turned this feature off and I still get the error. I have reinstalled Windows 98 and no luck with stopping the error. It happens randomly so it is difficult to connect it to an application. My guess is it has something to do with "Windows Explorer" or IE 5.0. However the error doesn't say IE error. It specifically states "Explorer" caused a page Fault at etc. Any solutions would be appreciated.

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by DKlippert In reply to Explorer GPF error

MS has a collection of articles that deal with Page faults and GPFs in IE.

Tpye the following in the address box of IE (assuming that it is working (:'))

MSKB Q276393

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by Paul D. Masley In reply to Explorer GPF error

GPF are generally caused when your GUI resources drop drastically. This depends on how may programs you have opened and how much memory that you have. If you are running 98SE and attempting to do so with 64 megs of ram, there may be your problem.It does not matter what it says on the box. Win98 requires 24 to start, not counting screensavers, backgrounds, anthing you have in your tool bar and the icons on your desktop. Start up IE, and another 10 to 12 is consumed. Norton is known as a memory hog. Once it loads into memory, even ctrl-alt-del will not complete remove it as it loads in the registry, sys.ini, win.ini and startup group. If you are running several other programs in the background, your resources will go down the tube.
Let me suggest, start up your system. Use ctrl-alt-del and remove everything that you see except for explorer and systray. If your GPF's go away, you need more memory.

Also, clean out all of the files in your temp folder including Temporary Internet Files. Remove the waste in the recycle bin. If windows does not have to read through this mess looking for something, your resources will go up.

Hope this helps,

Paul.

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