February 21st, 2004, 06:28 PM
Windows 98 Shutdown Error
I have been working on a clients computer I cannot fix this error:
EXPLORER caused an invalad page fault in module KERNEL32.DLL at 0177:bff87f00
I have tried absoutly everything I could think of. I have already loaded over a couple of times. I tried putting in a diferent hdd and loading windows and it works fine after that but i need to keep everything intact. This even happens in diagnostic mode. Please HELP!
February 21st, 2004, 08:28 PM
You're using Windows 98. That mean millions and millions of possible error!! Could be bad memory but could bascially be Windows 98 who need to be re-installed.
February 21st, 2004, 08:56 PM
yes.. sometimes it's best to back up what you can, then do a clean install.
you might get lucky and try what MS says with the pwl files..
MKBA-187965..Explorer Caused an Invalid Page Fault in Module Kernel32.dll
and SDK.. I'll back win98se.. it's a stable OS if you keep things clean and neat along with having decent hardware.. it also helps if you install it with Litepc's 98lite.. LitePC has a version for XP and 2000 too.
February 22nd, 2004, 03:56 AM
Thanks guyz ill have my boss try that out when he goes back in on monday, i wont be goin back in till thursday. Hopefully thats stuff works, after all antionline is filled with the smartest people in the world
February 22nd, 2004, 05:35 AM
I'm really a fan of Windows 2000 over 98. I had around 10 users using Windows 98 at the job and since I move some of them to 2000 because they were complaning too much Windows was crashing, they don't complain anymore ; most of them don't see speed different between 98 and 200 anyway
February 22nd, 2004, 12:24 PM
Windows 2000 (NT5) is an excellent OS (for Windows) and one that I would certainly recommend for a commercial to SOHO installation. In my experience it is actually less "greedy" than 98/ME
Win 98SE is also (IMHO) a nice stable system IF IT HAS ENOUGH RESOURCE!!! RAM is the issue, and I would give it 256Mb or better, but NEVER more than 512Mb unless you like "living in interesting times"
I have actually resolved Win98 problems by upgrading to ME, but you need 384Mb of RAM for a stable installation, in my experience
There could be a number of causes for your problem..........You might try reinstalling IE, as I have known this conflict with Explorer.
I would guess a complete re-install (reformat) should solve the problem.
You don't say exactly what the system specs are or the OS?
February 23rd, 2004, 03:31 PM
I run Windows 2000 on a 300 MHz with 64 Ram a complet year at my school back in 2001-2002. I even finished the year with Windows 2000 Server on that machine!