Windows 98 boots to a Blank Desktop

Posted on 2004-10-22
Last Modified: 2013-12-29
A client of mine was deleting some thing on his Windows 98 OS and now the system only boots to a blank desktop, well, the wallpaper is there.  The system also gives the following error:  "This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down.  If the problem persists, contact the program vendor."  When I click Details, I get the following message: "Explorer caused an invalid page fault in module Explorer.exe"
Question by:martit01
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    Hi martit01,

    Try running this to see if registry can be restored and everything comes to normal

    windows 98 registry repair or restore

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    If that doesnot help , even this can be run

    How about logging into safe mode. Does it show the entire desktop ?

    System file checker

    >>This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down.  If the problem persists, contact the program vendor.
    When does this error come up ?

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    If all fails, you can run an over install of windows;en-us;q250928

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    Thanks Sunray,  I spent hours wading through some of Microsofts support white pages and nothing worked.  Your first suggestion had the system up again in minutes!!!!
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