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Windows Explorer ALWAYS Crashes

Posted on 1998-10-23
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While I'm running Win98 I will get a "fatal error" regarding Explorer.  After I close the dialog box the icons from the bottom right of my screen dissappear.  How can I prevent this from happening.  I've already tried running ScanDisk.
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by:Madshi
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When the Explorer crashes, the taskbar icons in the bottom right ALWAYS disappear. So the question is: why is your Explorer crashing?
Tell us more about the circumstances. In which situation crashes your Explorer?

Regards, Madshi.
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by:Jillian
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yes, the icons always dissappear.  It will crash at random times. Sometimes when I start up my computer and sometimes when I'm in the middle of doing something.  
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Please supply the error message you are getting. This will help answer your question
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by:Jillian
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It just says that Explorer has performed an illegal operation.  I then restart my computer and I get an error that says that "Rmpscd", or something like that has performed an illegal operation and the system won't start at all.
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Time to re-install Win98!  I had the same problem on my own system, and it kept getting progressively worse.  I finally re-installed Win98 (over itself, no format or anything, ran it from Windows), and the problem was solved.  
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I converted my hard drive to FAT 32, will I still be able to uninstall windows 98?
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