I am running a Windows 98 system. Upon booting up the desktop appears with no icons yet, and then I get an error “This program has caused an internal error.” On Details it says that Explorer.exe has caused an invalid page fault. When I Ok it, the system just sits there. The mouse moves but nothing else comes up. This happens right after Pc-Cillin loads.
I recently loaded FrontPage 98 but I’ve loaded it in the past with no problems. Before this error I had tried to open a file using Visual Interdev 6.0 and got an error indicating that the file wasn’t a FrontPage file. I then shut down properly and upon booting up again I get this error.
What I’ve tried so far:
I’ve tried to bring the system up in Safe Mode but I get the same results.
I’ve brought up the system in Command Prompt mode and from DOS prompt ran scandisk and scanreg.
I’ve run virus software.
Nothing seems to help.
I don’t want to have to reformat my hard drives because I’ve got a lot of stuff that I don’t want to lose.
Can I reload Windows 98 using a Startup Disk, and what would cause this error on Explorer.exe?
Any help would be appreciated