Please see Q.10292318 in the 'Windows 95' section for 50pts if you have some ideas:
I am getting an error dialog appear when I boot Windows 98, it started to occur after I had installed MS C++ from Visual Studio. What happens is that the desktop does not show, only an error dialog titled 'Rpcss' and reads "This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down", it has the normal 'Close', Debug', and 'Details' buttons.
The Debug button when pressed use to bring up the splash screen for C++ (and at some time C++ was then automatically starting). I removed C++ using the VS setup. Now I get the same error box, and if I press the close button the screen is a blank desktop, but if I wait the MS internet dialup box appears, if I click cancel on that then desktop appears and I'm in.