Illegal Operation at Start Up
Posted on 2004-09-26
Whenever I start the computer, Windows 98 attempts to run, I get a login window for Microsoft, then I get an error pop up saying 'Explorer has performed an illegal operation' and can get no further. I also tried to reboot and go into Safe Mode. Same error. Most of the data on the hard drive is not backed up so I can't just reformat. Any suggestions on how I could salvage my dying computer?
I tried the suggestion on one of the other cases :
Boot up hit F8 repeatedly until you get a black an white screen.
Choose dos mode
Put a floppy in the slot
go to Windows/command
type copy scanreg.exe a:
go to the a:
type scanreg /restore
choose a date for the registry when the system worked
But there is no scanreg.exe there is only a scanregw.exe. I tried following the same procedures using that name but it just gave me an error then restarted.