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    Windows Explorer

    More often than not when I close Explorer it crashes with the error message ""This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. If problem persists contact the program vendor. Details:Explorer caused an invalid page fault in module OLE32.DLL at 0167:7ff38b82". On acknowledging this it then closes wiping out most of the icons on the task bar, but otherwise everything else seems to work. I found no joy in the MS Knowledge Base. I've cleaned the registry, run thorough ScanDisk, replaced Explorer from the installation disk and cursed it. I'm on Win98SE. Thanks for listening>...Mike Purcell

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    Re: Windows Explorer

    Thank you. Close but no cigar. However my local User Group came up with a member who had exactly the same problem. Solution: Clean reinstall of Windows. I thought this might happen, but was in denial.
    All the best...Mike Purcell

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    Re: Windows Explorer

    Yes I've been told the same thing. :-( Until I get most of the files burned onto CD that I want to save I've opted for Wizmo from http://grc.com to close down my system. The IE error still appears and after I close that window Gizmo does it's thing and shuts down my system properly.

    Cheers, Di

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    Re: Windows Explorer

    Sounds like a version mismatch - you could try replacing the OLE32.DLL file on your system, and if you get a different error message, you're making progress.... <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    Since DLLs can require others (other DLLs that is) to be the same version, a clean install might be your quickest way out of a headache and premature aging. Depends on how much you want to tinker.
    -Mark

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    Re: Windows Explorer

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=w...G=Google+Search
    The first item in this google search may have your error or a close solution. Sorry I wasn't
    able to hyperlink it .

    defrag

    Edited by WyllyWylly to add URL markup

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    Re: Windows Explorer

    Thank you for trying to help. The problem is getting progressively worse so I've scrubbed Explorer and am using Power Desk with the cut-out Explorer option and all is well. It's far better than Explorer, too.
    The clean Win reinstal didn't help so I'm beginning to suspect a virus has snuck through and possibly corrupted the registry. My next step is to have several healthy glasses of Glenlivet and do the dread "Format C:". Ain't computing fun?
    Regards...Mike Purcell <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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