Windows98 Explorer page fault stack dump

I am unable to use a computer as it keeps getting a page fault stack dump for Explorer.  The fault comes up first with pncrt.dll and then comctl32.dll.  I think the latter is the on causing all the problems.  I am unable to open any programs in Windows as a result.  

I have narrowed it down to purhaps a program my partner downloaded or the fact the day it finally completely would not let him into any of his programs he changed the date to the year 2000.  This had to be done as the clock has always been slow so it had not yet ticked over to the year 2000.  (comuputers!! huh?!!)

The computer has always given me grief with a particular dll call mfc24.dll (I think it was called).  I have coppied one from my computer to his several times.  I only assumed that he has downloaded a program that has altered it.

Is there any quick fix or am I going to have to reload the operating system?

The computer was bought in 1996 but was the previouse years model on special.  It then ran Windows95 and has since been upgraded to Windows98.  I wonder if there could be a problem with the bios chip?  It has done nothing but give me grief all these years!!

Any suggestions besides the obvious... get him a new machine... ???

thegurns
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sandman97289Commented:
First try using SFC (Sytem File Checker), Go to Start->Run and type in SFC. Have it check your computer. See if there are any errors that appear, SFC will replace the corrupted files with ones from you Windows98 CD. Hope this works :)
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1cellCommented:
on the assumption that SFC doesn;t check these dll's, you might have to choose the option which lets you extract a file from the CD.

if you have trouble with that, here's a link to a DLL archive on the net.

http://solo.abac.com/dllarchive/A.html
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thegurnsAuthor Commented:
Just a note the first page fault caused by Real Player the second explorer.  

SFC will not let me choose from the Windows98 cd so I will try the dll archive... whish me luck
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thegurnsAuthor Commented:
No joy... any other suggestions??? Guess I'm gonna' have to reload win98... humbug...  good thin have D:\ partition to save stuff on!
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thegurnsAuthor Commented:
I really don't know who to give the points to as nothing has solved the problem.  However the information could be usefull another time so thank you both for your suggestions.  I suppose sandman97289 as he is the one who helped me first.  Really don't know what the form is as I am new to experts exchange.

I have posted another question under general for the command in dos to view the help page.  This is need as I am now trying to save what I can before I reload windows98.  Can't find IE history or favorites folder as they are not in the expected location i.e the windows folder.  So does dos have a way of finding a folder or file by searching for the name???  If either of you can answer this I shall increase the points to 50 and delete the question I just posted in general.  Please add any other suggestions to my problem you may have.
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sandman97289Commented:
thegurns, you won't be able to see the favorites folder in C:\windows because it's a shell folder. However you can access it, you just go to c:\windows and type cd favorites. For the history, just go to c:\windows and type cd history. This should work. Update me on any developments.
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thegurnsAuthor Commented:
thank you sandman.. it workd a treat... only difficulty is that xcopy does not copy folders in folders... this sort of stuff is never easy though.
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thegurnsAuthor Commented:
Adjusted points to 50
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