My boss gave me his computer to upgrade to win98 from 95. I cloned his hard drive with ghost and installed a new elsa board in win95 before the upgrade. Everything was Okay until after 98. any attempt to get into the display properties or active desktop yields the message "error while working with desk.cpl". I know this to be the display properties program file itself but am unsure to what else its connected to and the general nature of the error.
Thing I've tried:
-I've updated the Elsa drivers with new ones current as of 12/14/98
-I replaced the desk.cpl file with one from another machine.
-I've deleted all instances of the elsa card from safemodes device manager and tried installing a viper 550 with to no avail.
-I've reinstalled windows 98.
maybe there is a botched registry entry or txt editor readable file like an *.ini with a bad path. This would be the only thing I can think of that would be around after an upgrade. I really don't know. any suggestions?