From: John on 12/14/2001
: I didnt mention that my start bar won't come up and I cant do anything with the computer. Ive tried starting in Safe mode also and same thing happens. Thanks
: : I have a 266 Packard Bell *it was free lol* with Windows 98 and the person who had it before deleted some things that messed up the sound. It was working ok but I decided to do the system restore to see if it would restore all they messed up but I got an even bigger problem now. I did the system restore and it restarted afterwards. When it restarted it seemed like all was normal. I seen the windows screen and then the desktop showed up but then I received an error: This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. If this problem persists contact the program vendor. Details were: EXPLORER caused an invalid page fault in module EXPLORER.EXE at 015f:00401f31. Registers: EAX=00000000 CS=015f EIP=0401f31 EFLGS=00010246 EBX 00000001 SS=0167 ESP 005fff20 EBP 005fff28 ECX=c152edc0 DS=0167 ESI 00000000 FS=283f EDX=005fff30 ES=167 EDI=00000000 GS=0000 BYTES @ CS:EIP: 8B 08 50 ff 11 8B 45 08 50 8B 08 ff 51 08 8B 45
: : STACK DUMP: 0040lee0 005fff30 005fff68 00405cac 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000001 00404436 0059fc30 00000008 00000000 00000000 0000ffff 65f21fcb 00000001
: : I searched the microsoft database and found an article about it. It said to restart in command prompt only and type this: ren C:\windows\system\shdocvw.dll shdocvw.old I did this and it said: File not found- C:\windows\system\shdocvw.dll
: : Is there anything else I can do?? Why would it do this? Did I restore to the point before explorer was installed?? I don't have a cd or books to go with it and PB website sucks. Im pretty much illiterate when it comes to computers so any help would be much appreciated!!! Thanks
Go back to a good copy of the registry .
Toggle F8 ( when , verifying DMA pool message comes on ) or Press
Ctrl during bootup .
Select , Command prompt only .
After the C prompt , type , scanreg /restore
This article describes how to restore a backup copy of the Windows 98
or Windows Millennium Edition (Me) registry
Follow the prompts and select a registry dated prior to the problems .
To improve on the 5 days MS have , Use the Cabrest system below & get 14 days .
For those that find the above site confusing , here is what to do .
Alter MaxBackupCopies from 5 to 14 as per instructions at above site .
Download the zipped copy of the Batch file from ,
Unzip , copy & paste cabrest onto the top of C in Windows Explorer .
Delete zip file , or save it on floppy , if you want it