Everytime I access Windows Explorer/Windows directory I get either a fatal error or exception message and have to reboot the computer. I've narrowed it down to this folder. Is there any way to correct this problem? The error messages are not the same each time, however no matter what the message I have to reboot. Do I need to de-install Win95 and start over again? I've run the new regclean and it doesn't help. I've scanned the drive and it comes up clean.
My system is a 486 with 24 ram and two hard drives I'm not on a network. I use this machine at home. I installed Win95 over windows 3.11 and used for 10 months with no problem. The directories work fine from DOS. I have both drives compressed using the compression in Plus. The first problem I found was that Scan would not do a complete Scan and that the re-compress would not do a complete recompression. Both kept restarting. This problem seems to be solved, though I don't know why.
I had installed two Serif programs and they installed a lot of fonts, I thought that might be the problem and went to Cleansweep to unistall and try again. I couldn't use Cleansweep, it would get half way through the install and I would get errors and the machine would freeze. Then I noticed that when I went into Explorer and tried to access the Windows directory itself, I would get additional errors and the same thing would happen. I can access my directories throught My Computer as long as I don't get near the "Windows" directory. When I boot up in DOS, I can access the directory.
One of the first things I tried to do was re-install WIN95 but I've had no luck doing that. Is there something I need to do first. I have gone to the CD install/unistall, but have not been sucessful. No error messages, and I was able to install the drivers for Microsoft Fax. How do I re-install WIN 95 without starting from a empty hard drive?
I don't know if I'm using FAT32. How do I check? I don't have a math co-processor and this is a tower not a laptop?