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Fix explorer in win98se

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January 15, 2003 5:12:47 AM

Hi,

Anyone know how to fix explorer in win98se w/out reinstalling the os? I've tried repair for IE5, but that didn't work. Then I installed IE6, and the same error occurs - "invalid page fault" and/or "general protection fault."

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January 15, 2003 10:26:21 PM

Well, you can try the common things like

Start->Run->sfc

System File Checker scans for corrupt files, sometimes it can help.

You could re-install without formatting, which will refresh all the files, sometimes works.

You might take everything out of Startup--- Start->Run->MSconfig then go to the startup tab and uncheck everything. If that fixes it, add things back in one at a time until it stops working again.

Other than that, I would just Wipe and re-install.
January 16, 2003 9:40:51 AM

you might have a hardware problem. Try different RAM, perhaps.

<i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i>
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January 16, 2003 3:36:56 PM

there's brand new RAM in there. I think it's a software problem. thanks for the help though.
January 16, 2003 4:57:31 PM

OK, well, what changed that started the problem? Did it always exist? Did you install something and suddenly it started GPFing?

<i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i>
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