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By jperazzo ·
Please tell me what causes illegal operation errors in W98?

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by larry.kahn In reply to Illegal Operation Errors

There are several things that can and do causes an illegal operation in w98/95. The biggest problems is the software driver. Sometimes a particular software driver becomes corrupt. Another thing that you can look at is your 'Dll' files. Some of these become corrupt. What I do is ask my users, what was the last thing that the loaded and work backwards from there. Sometime that only thing that you can do is start over if it gets to bad. Also check your video and printer drivers. An older video / printer driver is not recognized by some software applications after the application has been update or revised.

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by TheChas In reply to Illegal Operation Errors

To be glib, running windows causes illegal operation errors.

General corruption of the registry and system files builds up over time.
You can use registry maintenence programs such as Norton WinDoctor, or OnTrack Fix-It to reduce registry issues.

Some software installs replace newer version DLL files with older version DLLs, and then when another program calls for a function in the newer DLL, the system crashes.

Some software has been written to use "undocumented" features. An updatedDLL or other system file may no longer have the feature active.

If the occourance of lockups gets to often to deal with, the best fix is to backup your files, wipe the drive, and start over.
Some peers recommend re-installing Windows every 6 months.
With careful software control, you should be able to go 2 years between re-installs.
One big benefit of a re-install, is that the system will run a lot faster.

Chas

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