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Trouble with Win ME Add/Rem/Setup tab access

When I access WinME's Add/Remove Programs > Setup tab, a Windows Setup dialog appears with 'Please wait
while Setup searches for installed components...'

At this point I usually get a list of install options, accessories etc.

But now a white dialog appears with:

'Rundll32 - An error has occurred in your program. To keep working anyway...etc' - with the option of

When I use CLOSE, another dialog appears with:

Rundll32 has caused an error in SETUPX.DLL. Rundll32 will now close. Complete error message below.

Anyone come across this or have a handle on it? What is this dll? My current setupx.dll is 722k, a newly
extracted version is 520k.

RUNDLL32 caused a general protection fault
in module SETUPX.DLL at 0002:000074ab.
EAX=00000000 CS=4ef7 EIP=000074ab EFLGS=00000206
EBX=00040000 SS=4a27 ESP=00008480 EBP=00008486
ECX=00000fc0 DS=50e7 ESI=000213bc FS=0687
EDX=00005127 ES=50e7 EDI=ffff06f8 GS=0687
Bytes at CS:EIP:
8e 46 fe 26 f6 07 20 75 0e 26 8b 07 8b c8 d1 e9
Stack dump:
0fc004d4 84a05127 13bc857d 50e750e7 0000a33c 00000000 50e713bc 0ace0002 8dd284be 00004ef7 000045d7 06f8004e
a33c4a27 13a40000 623950e7 84e23a8f

System: WinME, Abit BE6II, Matrox G200 graphics card.
Also running 98Lite Pro for ME.

Many thanks

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NzoAuthor Commented:
Note: I've run 4 different virus apps on my system and all seems ok. Someone mentioned this may be the cause of the problem.

NzoAuthor Commented:
I saw that but it applies to Add/Rem/*Hardware*, not Add/Rem/Progs.

Thanks for looking though Glenn

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NzoAuthor Commented:
Problem solved. In case anyone is interested, someone on one of the MS Usenet BBs sent me a zip file with the following registry info which fixed it -



"28701"="C:\\Program Files"
"29001"="C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer"
"29401"="C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\Connection Wizard"
"29801"="C:\\Program Files\\NetMeeting"
"30001"="C:\\Program Files\\Outlook Express"
"30601"="C:\\Program Files\\Messenger"
"30801"="C:\\Program Files\\Windows Media Player"
"30811"="C:\\Program Files\\Movie Maker"
"30901"="C:\\WINDOWS\\Application Data"
"30911"="C:\\WINDOWS\\Application Data\\Microsoft"


Thanks to all

Glad you got what you needed.  See, some still respond even though no points, LOL.

Glad you are fixed.

Zero points?  Kewl!  :-)
Had exact same problem.  Had to reformat and reinstall the whole enchilata.
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I had the same problem on more than one machine running WinME. I found that there are one or more .INF files in c:\windows\inf that were corrupted. They are LAYOUT*.INF.

After I renamed them and rebooted, I was once again able to access the Windows Setup tab, and the rundll error does not appear.
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