Got an old IBM Thinkpad using win98se, it will not load into windows

Got an old IBM Thinkpad using win98se, it will not load into windows.

It displays the windows 98 screen on bootup then the following error message appears

"this program has peformed an illegal operation and will be shut down"

When i click "on details" it says:

"EXPLORER caused an invalid page fault in
module EXPLORER.EXE at 017f:00401f31
Registers:
EAX=00000000 CS=017f EIP=00401f31
EFLGS=00010246
EBX=00000001 SS=0187 ESP=0080ff1c
EBP=0080ff24
ECX=c1508250 DS=0187 ES1=00000000 FS=2767
EDX=0080ff2c ES=0187 EDI=00000000 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
8b 08 50 ff 11 8b 45 08 50 8b 08 ff 51 08 8b
45
Stack dump:
00401ee0 0080ff2c 0080ff64 00405cac 00000000
00000000 00000000 00000001 00404436 0059fc30
81691dc0 00000000 00000000 00000000 0000ffff
65f21fcb "

Any suggestions? its a very old laptop with addon cd drive and floppy (only internal devices are hdd and other operating hardware such as cpu and m/board

thankk you for reading

Mat
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auraorangeAuthor Commented:
is it just worth a re-install?

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stevenlewisCommented:
can it boot to safe mode?
If so, go to start -->run and type msconfig
go tot he startup tab, and uncheck all but systray and explorer
reboot and check
from there if this doesn't work, uncheck process autoexec.bat and config.sys
reboot and check
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auraorangeAuthor Commented:
i tried to boot using safemode but it just didnt load, just hung with a grey screen...

cheers
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blue_zeeCommented:
You should try

A registry repair:

Bootup with a startup floppy disk and at the A:\> prompt type

C: (press enter)

Now type:

cd windows\command (press enter)

Your prompt should read C:\Windows\Command, correct?

Now type:

scanreg /fix (space between g and /)

Press enter, wait for the process to finish and reboot WITHOUT the disk.

If that doesn't work, try a registry restore:

Bootup with a startup floppy disk and at the A:\> prompt and repeat the steps above and replace the scanreg command with:

scanreg /restore (space between g and /)

Press enter, select a date PRIOR to the problem, press enter, wait for the process to finish and reboot WITHOUT the disk.

If you don’t have a startup disk, download one from www.bootdisk.com.

Any luck?

Zee

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gonzal13RetiredCommented:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;191609

Explorer Caused an Invalid Page Fault in Module...

SYMPTOMS
When you start your Windows 98-based or Windows Millennium Edition-based computer, you may receive the following error message:
Explorer:
This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. If the problem persists, contact the program vendor.
If you then click Details, you may see the following information:
EXPLORER caused an invalid page fault in module EXPLORER.EXE at memory address.


gonzal13(joe)
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paraghsDy General ManagerCommented:
My suggestion would be :
REINSTALL.
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auraorangeAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot for your great feedback

The fix command said there was not enough memory

However, system restore worked a treat

thanks

Mat
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blue_zeeCommented:

Great!

Thanks,

Zee
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