From: Roy on 07/19/2003
I found the solution at:
IT WORKS!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT MICROSOFT CAUSED ME 3 FULL DAYS OF GRIEF
HERE IS WHAT THEY SAY! THANK YOU SMACKATTACK!
Accepted Answer from smackattack Date: 11/14/2002 09:57AM PST
muahahahahaahaha. I kept digging. Ive found quite a few posts about this, and a lot of suggestions, and not once did I hear anyone say "that worked" Anyway, ive seen one trend with this problem, IE6, and usually and upgrade from a previous version. In my case, our salesman was doing some patches on windows update, and windows update had a ie6 service pack.
With that information, i figured that uninstalling ie6 may solve the problem, give back control of the system, and at least let you backup important files before considering a reinstall. from this knowledgebase article on uninstalling ie6, i used the part about going back to a previous version of ie
in the case of this invalid page fault in explorer though, if you try to get to the file it will lock the system. instead, type this at the RUN box
this will run the setup file for ie6, and you will have an option for going back to a previous version of ie. Pick this and let it do its thing. reboot (and the reboot may take a while) and it solved the problem. I was able to get the system to boot, no errors. able to browse the net etc. I told the salesman to back up his stuff, and we will try patching again later. (next is a ie6 rant), there are 2 service packs for ie 5.5, dont install anything with ie6. 6 is garbage. I have xp, and ie 6 sent me to install opera. (end rant)