Windows 98 Startup Problem--MPREXE error message

When starting my computer I get the following error message:  MPREXE: This program has performed an illegal operation... Detail shows that MPREXE caused invalid page fault in module kernel32.dll at 015f.bffd.19ab. The problem just started and I am not aware of any change made recently. ( I did install PalmIII program on Christmas day, but it worked ok after that until today)
tsteedAsked:
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LaffyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Well if it sounds like your password list has become corrputed. Now you may have never entered a password, but probably after installing the PalmIII and if you setup the links for email it will check for profiles. Try this, go to start, run, find files or folders. Do a search for *.pwl and there will be a username.pwl file for each password on your system. Delete them all and try again. If windows is not booting, try this in safe mode. Hope this helps.
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tsteedAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the quick response to my MPREXE error message problem.  I am at another computer in my office now and it will be this evening before I can try to solve the problem on my computer at home.

If I can't get the computer to boot up to Windows 98 how will I be able to access the .pwl files?
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tonnybrandtCommented:
Just hit F8 at when "starting windows 98" shows and choose command prompt only.
Now run this command:

del c:\windows\*.pwl

Now it will show you how many files were deleted, and you can reboot the machine and let it start normally.
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tsteedAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help. Following your instructions I think I have cleared up the problem.  Thanks also to the others who so quickly responded.     Tom Steed
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