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Explorer problems with Kernell32.dll

By craigtduncan ·
I have an old home machine which is running Windows 98 Second Edition.
I have for a long time experienced problems with windows explorer and subsequently with Internet explorer and AOL.
Basically everytime I use any of the three above I am given illegal operations wanings and am told that the offending program will be shut down.
I have tried re-formatting and re-installing but the problem recurrs instantly.
As a result I have changed my shell from Windows explorer to Litestep Now. However, I have even started getting similar messages concerning other programs, sometimes relating to Kernell32.dll, sometimes to Apitrap32.dll and sometimes to other programs.
However they all seem to have the "32.dll" extension in common.
Microsoft's help site suggested deleting the ".pwl" file, but this only seemed to work for a very short period.

I have been advised that it must be a registry problem but have no idea haow to sort it.

I would, in the end, like to return to Windows explorer, so any help would be very well accepted.

The copy of Windows 98 Second Edition came pre-installed so I don't think I have any recourse there.

Many Thanks for your time and help,
CraigTDuncan@aol.com

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by OTL In reply to Explorer problems with Ke ...

Try downloading RegClean for Windows 98SE from the following site:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=18924

This helped with Kernell problems. RegClean fixed most OE type errors.

Good Luck.

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by dmiles In reply to Explorer problems with Ke ...

The cause of the problem may be the video driver,try updating the driver to your video adapter and then use the system file checker located from Start-Programs-Accessories-System Information,click on the Tools Menu,it will give you an option,you canrun the registry and file checker to fix errors.
In using IE,use the Add/Remove Programs and select IE choose to Restore to previous version and then try the update after restore.
Another good utility that would be helpful in correcting these types of errors would be Tweak UI,which can be downloaded from www.pcworld.com,it is also located on the cd of the OS in the resource tool kit.

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by dcosgrove In reply to Explorer problems with Ke ...

You can also try the windows update if you haven't allready. It contains a couple bug fixes for explorer.

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