video problem

Posted on 2003-03-28
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Last Modified: 2013-12-28
error message on boot-up: rundll32 caused an invalid page fault in module kernel32.dll at 0167:bff9dfff

I use Netscape, but briefly used IE and needed to install a vbscript file.  When I exited IE and rebooted the above error message appeared.  I reinstalled an older vbscript file but it made no difference.

Whatever happened causes my display to default to 640x480 and 16 color.  When I try to change it, it keeps defaulting back to 640x480/16 color.

Also, when the error message appears on the desktop, if I don't close it, the system freezes before boot-up is completed.

Can't find a fix in, MS troubleshooting, to this specific error message
Question by:skuuper
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Expert Comment

ID: 8227624
sounds like something has gone wrong with your video drivers
I would find out what type of video card you have, go to the manufacturers website, get an updated copy of the video card driver for win 98 and then install

you can install video card drivers by
right click on "my computer"
select properties
go to device manager
select display adapaters
select the video driver
choose properties and then choose update
when it asks for the location of the driver, point it to where you downloaded the updated file.

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Expert Comment

ID: 8227828
Greetings, skuuper!
   Check the files for errors. Select Start > Run and type SFC.

Check the registry for errors. Select Start > Run and type scanreg /restore. Select a date before this problem occurred.

What do you mean "I try to change it (display)"?  Did you uninstall the old display driver first and then reinstall it? If not, please do so.

Best wishes, war1

Author Comment

ID: 8227857
I thought it was the video too, but it's a new card and drivers.  I found the problem: IE made a change to my system.ini file.  I reinstalled the old file and things are fine now.  Everytime I use IE, it screws something up.  That's why I've used Netscape all these years.  It doesn't cause anywhere near the problems and it's much more secure.

Thanks for your input though.
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Author Comment

ID: 8228007
Here's what got added to the end of the system.ini file and what fould up the display:


Delete that little item and everything's ok.

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