WIN98SE....Explorer caused illegal error CANT GET into WINDOWs
Posted on 2004-09-13
Hi....I have Win98se & just installed FL Studio (fruity loops) ...i got a copy of the program from a strangers website (dumb me, i know) i also had the demo version installed....before the "real" one. when i closed the demo my everything was sluggish & C+Alt+D told me IE wasnt responding....so i hit cancel & my "active desktp" disappeared along w/most icons in my sys tray...well instead of Restarting (like a patient person).....i went ahead and started to install FL STUDIO (i didnt un-install the other demo)
During the install a Security box popped up "Would you like to install splotch toolbar...blah,blah?" So I said NO...then a warning box..."You cannot proceed w/install unless you accept" ....(I was very eager...and hasty) so I accepted...I thought i'll just un-install after...so that was that.....but when it was almost finished installing I got the "This program has performed an illegal operation....."
So I let the install finish in the background then restarted.......Restarted & went to ADD/REMOVE & it was gone just fine but i noticed another program i'd never seen "SIDEBAR" or something ...i thought it could be attached junk and i proceeded to remove it...That's when everything changed...all the programs in the add/remove box disappred desktop acting strange..so i shut down...restarted & it brought me my login window but once i log in i get the "THIS PRGRAM HAS ...ILLEGAL OP" (details: EXPLORER caused an invalid pg fault in module explorer.exe) ......
I can get in DOS and i tried to extract the explorer.exe using EXT command nothin....I also tried scanreg, scanedit, regedit, scanreg/restore, and scanreg/fix all the same result..Bad command .......
Before all that happend..and the laptop fine & I was in msconfig...i accidentally (in autoexec.bat) hit something to insert a space (i think i was "looking with the mouse "& i clicked ....i noticed a curser blinking where there had been nothing and an extra space..i think? but i got nervous and didnt wanna go remove a "space" that is vital......the next time i rebooted was after the FL STUDIO install....i dont know if my registry is damaged, or what to do...ANY input or springboards i can leap (head first) off would be greatly appreciated....Thanks in advance...sorry for the verbose explanation...it's just that you guys are like Forensic Detectives...very thorough and focused....and stopping at nothing to find the solution....I love this site...
....almost forgot ive tried Safe mode ....and a blank desktop (safe mode) comes up but mouse wont work or keyboard cmmds...and there are no programs running when i hit c+alt+d