Anothter "EXPLORER caused an invalid page fault in module ..

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Hi there,


I hope somebody might be able to help....

Looking through Google and other resources this is an obvious "million
times" asked question howoever I'm still not able to resolve the issue
and iI have not quite seen the exact symptoms mentioned before.

Using WIN98SE as of yesterday afternoon IE6 (SP1) failed to load
"Internet Explorer has encountered a problem"...

I was also unable to launch properly Explorer (not Internet Explorer) ,
"My Computer". Or "Control Panel" Each time I got a "Error Message:
Explorer Caused an Invalid Page Fault in Module Unknown......". If I
clicked on "Close" though twice Explorer would launch as you might
expect and I would get the relevant window as expected.

IE6 still failed to start.

I tried a repair - no difference and finally returned to previous config
which put me back to IE5.

All worked OK - IE5 launched and Explorer, My Computer and Control Panel
worked first time.

I tried a Windows update to IE6 and the faults returned.

I've tried some of possible solutions mentioned such as a new
comctl32.dll, checking .cpl files deleting my .pwl file and so on but I
still end up having the symptoms described - go back to IE5 and I'm OK.

Any suggestions as to what might be my problem or where to look.

Many thanks.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.apps,microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    If I understand correctly, IE6 did not install completely. The first thing
    that I'd suggest trying when an application does not install correctly is to
    run the Msconfig utility, choose selective startup, and then deselect
    Startup items. Once you have restarted, I would then try the installation
    again. If IE6 did not complete the installation, then it's entirely
    possible that mismatched files are causing the problem.

    Before running the installation again, I would also run Ad-Aware or another
    Anti-Parasite program. You'll find links to several here:

    http://www.aumha.org/secure.htm

    PattyL


    <explorer@funkyfreddy.fsnet.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:42EF5C7D.60CA@funkyfreddy.fsnet.co.uk...
    > Hi there,
    >
    >
    > I hope somebody might be able to help....
    >
    > Looking through Google and other resources this is an obvious "million
    > times" asked question howoever I'm still not able to resolve the issue
    > and iI have not quite seen the exact symptoms mentioned before.
    >
    > Using WIN98SE as of yesterday afternoon IE6 (SP1) failed to load
    > "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem"...
    >
    > I was also unable to launch properly Explorer (not Internet Explorer) ,
    > "My Computer". Or "Control Panel" Each time I got a "Error Message:
    > Explorer Caused an Invalid Page Fault in Module Unknown......". If I
    > clicked on "Close" though twice Explorer would launch as you might
    > expect and I would get the relevant window as expected.
    >
    > IE6 still failed to start.
    >
    > I tried a repair - no difference and finally returned to previous config
    > which put me back to IE5.
    >
    > All worked OK - IE5 launched and Explorer, My Computer and Control Panel
    > worked first time.
    >
    > I tried a Windows update to IE6 and the faults returned.
    >
    > I've tried some of possible solutions mentioned such as a new
    > comctl32.dll, checking .cpl files deleting my .pwl file and so on but I
    > still end up having the symptoms described - go back to IE5 and I'm OK.
    >
    > Any suggestions as to what might be my problem or where to look.
    >
    > Many thanks.
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.apps,microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    PattyL wrote:

    Hi,

    Thanks for the prompt reply and input

    >If I understand correctly, IE6 did not install completely.

    I should have added (or at least made clear) I had been running IE6
    (SP1) without any problems for some time - something happened as of
    yesterday afternoon :-(

    >The first thing
    >that I'd suggest trying when an application does not install correctly is to
    >run the Msconfig utility, choose selective startup, and then deselect
    >Startup items. Once you have restarted, I would then try the installation
    >again.

    I'll take a look at that option.

    >If IE6 did not complete the installation, then it's entirely
    >possible that mismatched files are causing the problem.

    It looks that way for some reason - I can't really recall doing anything
    that would have caused the problem to appear. IE6 was working OK as were
    Explorer, Control Panel and so on.

    Just which/what !

    >Before running the installation again, I would also run Ad-Aware or another
    >Anti-Parasite program. You'll find links to several here:

    Thanks - I have adaware on this PC and have just tried the latest
    versions of Grisoft AVG and Avast ANti-Virus wich have returned clean
    bills of health.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.apps,microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    As PattyL wisely said, turn off all you see in MSCONFIG, Startup tab,
    except perhaps the two LoadPowerProfiles & ScanRegistry. And check again
    you are free of viruses/spyware.

    Is your system clock/date correct? If it is off by a lot (months),
    Windows update will not work.

    Here is one thing to try... Most of the following shall never return
    again, and were work files, pre-V4 Windows Update:

    (a) "START, Settings, Folder Options, View tab"; bolt "Show all
    files" & UNcheck "Hide file extensions...".
    (b) Open Explorer to "C:\Program Files\WindowsUpdate", and
    (c) Delete everything in this folder EXCEPT the V4 folder.
    (d) Open the V4 folder, and delete everything in it EXCEPT for the
    "iuhist.xml" file.

    Try the other measures in this URL...
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=319585
    WINUP: "Software Update Incomplete, This Windows Update Software Did Not
    Update Successfully" Error Message When You Visit the Windows Update Web
    Site

    Here's another one saying delete TIFs, etc...
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q243787
    WINUP: Error Message: Cannot Display Page


    --
    Thanks or Good Luck,
    There may be humor in this post, and,
    Naturally, you will not sue,
    should things get worse after this,
    PCR
    pcrrcp@netzero.net
    <explorer@funkyfreddy.fsnet.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:42EF8258.5C21@funkyfreddy.fsnet.co.uk...
    | PattyL wrote:
    |
    | Hi,
    |
    | Thanks for the prompt reply and input
    |
    | >If I understand correctly, IE6 did not install completely.
    |
    | I should have added (or at least made clear) I had been running IE6
    | (SP1) without any problems for some time - something happened as of
    | yesterday afternoon :-(
    |
    | >The first thing
    | >that I'd suggest trying when an application does not install
    correctly is to
    | >run the Msconfig utility, choose selective startup, and then deselect
    | >Startup items. Once you have restarted, I would then try the
    installation
    | >again.
    |
    | I'll take a look at that option.
    |
    | >If IE6 did not complete the installation, then it's entirely
    | >possible that mismatched files are causing the problem.
    |
    | It looks that way for some reason - I can't really recall doing
    anything
    | that would have caused the problem to appear. IE6 was working OK as
    were
    | Explorer, Control Panel and so on.
    |
    | Just which/what !
    |
    | >Before running the installation again, I would also run Ad-Aware or
    another
    | >Anti-Parasite program. You'll find links to several here:
    |
    | Thanks - I have adaware on this PC and have just tried the latest
    | versions of Grisoft AVG and Avast ANti-Virus wich have returned clean
    | bills of health.
    |
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.apps,microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Yes, that was not clear. Since you said unable to load IE6 and unable to
    launch Explorer, I took that to be two different things - load as in install
    and launch as in start the application.

    Did you try restoring the registry from the day previous to the problem
    occurring using Scanreg /restore?

    Since you are back in IE5, the focus needs to be to try to get a good
    install of IE6 (assuming that you want to upgrade) and the best chance of
    doing that is to disable all startup items so that nothing should be loading
    up that would interfere with the installation process.

    PattyL

    It must have been a very recent installation of IE6 if
    <explorer@funkyfreddy.fsnet.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:42EF8258.5C21@funkyfreddy.fsnet.co.uk...
    > PattyL wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > Thanks for the prompt reply and input
    >
    >>If I understand correctly, IE6 did not install completely.
    >
    > I should have added (or at least made clear) I had been running IE6
    > (SP1) without any problems for some time - something happened as of
    > yesterday afternoon :-(
    >
    >>The first thing
    >>that I'd suggest trying when an application does not install correctly is
    >>to
    >>run the Msconfig utility, choose selective startup, and then deselect
    >>Startup items. Once you have restarted, I would then try the installation
    >>again.
    >
    > I'll take a look at that option.
    >
    >>If IE6 did not complete the installation, then it's entirely
    >>possible that mismatched files are causing the problem.
    >
    > It looks that way for some reason - I can't really recall doing anything
    > that would have caused the problem to appear. IE6 was working OK as were
    > Explorer, Control Panel and so on.
    >
    > Just which/what !
    >
    >>Before running the installation again, I would also run Ad-Aware or
    >>another
    >>Anti-Parasite program. You'll find links to several here:
    >
    > Thanks - I have adaware on this PC and have just tried the latest
    > versions of Grisoft AVG and Avast ANti-Virus wich have returned clean
    > bills of health.
    >
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