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  #1  
Old March 9th 05, 04:25 PM
tgregg99
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Default ERROR: Invalid page fault in module EXPLORER.EXE at 015f:00401f31

Can someone please help me resolve my problem? Upon starting MS Windows 98,
I see the MS Windows screen then it appears to start loading programs as
usual, then i get the above ERROR message. I then restarted via SAFE mode,
but there were no desktop icons. Upon checking Program Manager, I only see
'Runapp' and no other programs listed. I checked my memory via DOS prompt,
and everything looks normal (but I really am not a DOS user, so I'm limited
in my ability to use DOS commands). I restarted again and tried step by step
confirmation, but again, I only get the above ERROR message.

I don't have the CD - or - the diskettes for loading MS Windows 98. Is
there a way to restore my MS Windows 98 otherwise?

I appreciate your time and help very much .. thank you!!!

Terry

  #2  
Old March 9th 05, 06:12 PM
Haggis
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"tgregg99" wrote in message
news
Can someone please help me resolve my problem? Upon starting MS Windows
98,
I see the MS Windows screen then it appears to start loading programs as
usual, then i get the above ERROR message. I then restarted via SAFE
mode,
but there were no desktop icons. Upon checking Program Manager, I only
see
'Runapp' and no other programs listed. I checked my memory via DOS
prompt,
and everything looks normal (but I really am not a DOS user, so I'm
limited
in my ability to use DOS commands). I restarted again and tried step by
step
confirmation, but again, I only get the above ERROR message.

I don't have the CD - or - the diskettes for loading MS Windows 98. Is
there a way to restore my MS Windows 98 otherwise?

I appreciate your time and help very much .. thank you!!!

Terry

does this apply?

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=219269

if not , google exact phrase " Invalid page fault in module EXPLORER.EXE at
015f:00401f31" lots of hits


  #3  
Old March 9th 05, 08:44 PM
glee
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Follow the procedures he
Recovering From a Failed Internet Explorer Upgrade in Windows 98:
http://www.cs.bsu.edu/~gjjones/admin...nd ows98.html
or
http://tinyurl.com/r5ba

Especially this section at the end:

"If you still have boot problems after you reboot, you should use the command prompt
to edit the c:\windows\system.ini file. On the command line type edit
c:\windows\system.ini.

"Once it is open, change the line shell=explorer.exe to shell=progman.exe. What you
are doing here is changing the default shell (that is having problems) from the
Windows Explorer to the old Windows Program Manager shell.

"Reboot Windows. It should now successfully boot with no errors into an empty
Program Manager shell. Use the File | Run | Browse drop down menu selection to
browse to c:\program files\internet explorer and launch ie5setup.exe or ie6setup.exe
(depending on what is there). Do a custom install and check all the Bold faced
options. When the setup program alerts you that these files are already installed,
tell it to reinstall all of the files.

"When the Internet Explorer Setup program is done and reboots, hit the F8 key to
bring up a Boot Menu. Choose Command Prompt and boot to the command prompt. Once
there, type edit c:\windows\system.ini and, once it is open, change the line
shell=progman.exe back to shell=explorer.exe. Save and exit the file. You have now
set the shell back to the original value."
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"tgregg99" wrote in message
news
Can someone please help me resolve my problem? Upon starting MS Windows 98,
I see the MS Windows screen then it appears to start loading programs as
usual, then i get the above ERROR message. I then restarted via SAFE mode,
but there were no desktop icons. Upon checking Program Manager, I only see
'Runapp' and no other programs listed. I checked my memory via DOS prompt,
and everything looks normal (but I really am not a DOS user, so I'm limited
in my ability to use DOS commands). I restarted again and tried step by step
confirmation, but again, I only get the above ERROR message.

I don't have the CD - or - the diskettes for loading MS Windows 98. Is
there a way to restore my MS Windows 98 otherwise?

I appreciate your time and help very much .. thank you!!!

Terry


  #4  
Old March 9th 05, 08:50 PM
glee
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Before trying the procedure mentioned in my first reply, you may want to try this
first:
Boot to DOS Mode by accessing the boot menu at startup and selecting Command Prompt
Only (you get to the boot menu the same way you get to it when you selected Safe
Mode).
At the DOS Prompt, type:
scanreg /restore
and press Enter.
Select one of the backups (rb###.cab files) dated JUST prior to when the problem
occurred.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"glee" wrote in message
...
Follow the procedures he
Recovering From a Failed Internet Explorer Upgrade in Windows 98:

http://www.cs.bsu.edu/~gjjones/admin...nd ows98.html
or
http://tinyurl.com/r5ba

Especially this section at the end:

"If you still have boot problems after you reboot, you should use the command

prompt
to edit the c:\windows\system.ini file. On the command line type edit
c:\windows\system.ini.

"Once it is open, change the line shell=explorer.exe to shell=progman.exe. What

you
are doing here is changing the default shell (that is having problems) from the
Windows Explorer to the old Windows Program Manager shell.

"Reboot Windows. It should now successfully boot with no errors into an empty
Program Manager shell. Use the File | Run | Browse drop down menu selection to
browse to c:\program files\internet explorer and launch ie5setup.exe or

ie6setup.exe
(depending on what is there). Do a custom install and check all the Bold faced
options. When the setup program alerts you that these files are already installed,
tell it to reinstall all of the files.

"When the Internet Explorer Setup program is done and reboots, hit the F8 key to
bring up a Boot Menu. Choose Command Prompt and boot to the command prompt. Once
there, type edit c:\windows\system.ini and, once it is open, change the line
shell=progman.exe back to shell=explorer.exe. Save and exit the file. You have now
set the shell back to the original value."
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"tgregg99" wrote in message
news
Can someone please help me resolve my problem? Upon starting MS Windows 98,
I see the MS Windows screen then it appears to start loading programs as
usual, then i get the above ERROR message. I then restarted via SAFE mode,
but there were no desktop icons. Upon checking Program Manager, I only see
'Runapp' and no other programs listed. I checked my memory via DOS prompt,
and everything looks normal (but I really am not a DOS user, so I'm limited
in my ability to use DOS commands). I restarted again and tried step by step
confirmation, but again, I only get the above ERROR message.

I don't have the CD - or - the diskettes for loading MS Windows 98. Is
there a way to restore my MS Windows 98 otherwise?

I appreciate your time and help very much .. thank you!!!

Terry



  #5  
Old March 10th 05, 05:33 PM
tgregg99
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Default

Thank you so much .. all good. I'll give your suggestions a try and let you
know if and what worked to resolve my problem.
Terry

"glee" wrote:

Before trying the procedure mentioned in my first reply, you may want to try this
first:
Boot to DOS Mode by accessing the boot menu at startup and selecting Command Prompt
Only (you get to the boot menu the same way you get to it when you selected Safe
Mode).
At the DOS Prompt, type:
scanreg /restore
and press Enter.
Select one of the backups (rb###.cab files) dated JUST prior to when the problem
occurred.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"glee" wrote in message
...
Follow the procedures he
Recovering From a Failed Internet Explorer Upgrade in Windows 98:

http://www.cs.bsu.edu/~gjjones/admin...nd ows98.html
or
http://tinyurl.com/r5ba

Especially this section at the end:

"If you still have boot problems after you reboot, you should use the command

prompt
to edit the c:\windows\system.ini file. On the command line type edit
c:\windows\system.ini.

"Once it is open, change the line shell=explorer.exe to shell=progman.exe. What

you
are doing here is changing the default shell (that is having problems) from the
Windows Explorer to the old Windows Program Manager shell.

"Reboot Windows. It should now successfully boot with no errors into an empty
Program Manager shell. Use the File | Run | Browse drop down menu selection to
browse to c:\program files\internet explorer and launch ie5setup.exe or

ie6setup.exe
(depending on what is there). Do a custom install and check all the Bold faced
options. When the setup program alerts you that these files are already installed,
tell it to reinstall all of the files.

"When the Internet Explorer Setup program is done and reboots, hit the F8 key to
bring up a Boot Menu. Choose Command Prompt and boot to the command prompt. Once
there, type edit c:\windows\system.ini and, once it is open, change the line
shell=progman.exe back to shell=explorer.exe. Save and exit the file. You have now
set the shell back to the original value."
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"tgregg99" wrote in message
news
Can someone please help me resolve my problem? Upon starting MS Windows 98,
I see the MS Windows screen then it appears to start loading programs as
usual, then i get the above ERROR message. I then restarted via SAFE mode,
but there were no desktop icons. Upon checking Program Manager, I only see
'Runapp' and no other programs listed. I checked my memory via DOS prompt,
and everything looks normal (but I really am not a DOS user, so I'm limited
in my ability to use DOS commands). I restarted again and tried step by step
confirmation, but again, I only get the above ERROR message.

I don't have the CD - or - the diskettes for loading MS Windows 98. Is
there a way to restore my MS Windows 98 otherwise?

I appreciate your time and help very much .. thank you!!!

Terry




  #6  
Old March 10th 05, 05:43 PM
tgregg99
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Thank you!!!

"Haggis" wrote:


"tgregg99" wrote in message
news
Can someone please help me resolve my problem? Upon starting MS Windows
98,
I see the MS Windows screen then it appears to start loading programs as
usual, then i get the above ERROR message. I then restarted via SAFE
mode,
but there were no desktop icons. Upon checking Program Manager, I only
see
'Runapp' and no other programs listed. I checked my memory via DOS
prompt,
and everything looks normal (but I really am not a DOS user, so I'm
limited
in my ability to use DOS commands). I restarted again and tried step by
step
confirmation, but again, I only get the above ERROR message.

I don't have the CD - or - the diskettes for loading MS Windows 98. Is
there a way to restore my MS Windows 98 otherwise?

I appreciate your time and help very much .. thank you!!!

Terry

does this apply?

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=219269

if not , google exact phrase " Invalid page fault in module EXPLORER.EXE at
015f:00401f31" lots of hits



  #7  
Old March 10th 05, 11:35 PM
tgregg99
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Glee ...

I tried using DOS command 'scanreg /restore' and selecting the backup
(rb###.cab files) -- i tried each one, rebooting each time, but that didn't
work. I also used the DOS command to 'edit the c:\windows\system.ini' file
and replaced 'explorer.exe' with 'progman.exe' where you told me, then saved
and rebooted, then got an error that 'progman.exe could not be found, must
reinstall windows' or something to that effect.

One other thing i forgot to mention. I downloaded Windows updates to my pc,
the night before my Windows crashed. One or two of the updates were for IE6.

Any other suggestions? Thank you for helping me with this!!!!

Terry

"glee" wrote:

Before trying the procedure mentioned in my first reply, you may want to try this
first:
Boot to DOS Mode by accessing the boot menu at startup and selecting Command Prompt
Only (you get to the boot menu the same way you get to it when you selected Safe
Mode).
At the DOS Prompt, type:
scanreg /restore
and press Enter.
Select one of the backups (rb###.cab files) dated JUST prior to when the problem
occurred.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"glee" wrote in message
...
Follow the procedures he
Recovering From a Failed Internet Explorer Upgrade in Windows 98:

http://www.cs.bsu.edu/~gjjones/admin...nd ows98.html
or
http://tinyurl.com/r5ba

Especially this section at the end:

"If you still have boot problems after you reboot, you should use the command

prompt
to edit the c:\windows\system.ini file. On the command line type edit
c:\windows\system.ini.

"Once it is open, change the line shell=explorer.exe to shell=progman.exe. What

you
are doing here is changing the default shell (that is having problems) from the
Windows Explorer to the old Windows Program Manager shell.

"Reboot Windows. It should now successfully boot with no errors into an empty
Program Manager shell. Use the File | Run | Browse drop down menu selection to
browse to c:\program files\internet explorer and launch ie5setup.exe or

ie6setup.exe
(depending on what is there). Do a custom install and check all the Bold faced
options. When the setup program alerts you that these files are already installed,
tell it to reinstall all of the files.

"When the Internet Explorer Setup program is done and reboots, hit the F8 key to
bring up a Boot Menu. Choose Command Prompt and boot to the command prompt. Once
there, type edit c:\windows\system.ini and, once it is open, change the line
shell=progman.exe back to shell=explorer.exe. Save and exit the file. You have now
set the shell back to the original value."
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"tgregg99" wrote in message
news
Can someone please help me resolve my problem? Upon starting MS Windows 98,
I see the MS Windows screen then it appears to start loading programs as
usual, then i get the above ERROR message. I then restarted via SAFE mode,
but there were no desktop icons. Upon checking Program Manager, I only see
'Runapp' and no other programs listed. I checked my memory via DOS prompt,
and everything looks normal (but I really am not a DOS user, so I'm limited
in my ability to use DOS commands). I restarted again and tried step by step
confirmation, but again, I only get the above ERROR message.

I don't have the CD - or - the diskettes for loading MS Windows 98. Is
there a way to restore my MS Windows 98 otherwise?

I appreciate your time and help very much .. thank you!!!

Terry




  #8  
Old March 11th 05, 04:28 AM
glee
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Each time you use a different .cab file backup in scanreg /restore, you are
replacing the Registry with the one using that dat, and "going back" to that date as
far as the Registry is concerned. So, if none of the restores helped the problem,
you should go back and restore the most recent backup prior to when you began the
restoring experiment (Of course, if you onlty went back a couple of days, there
should not be much difference other than the entries for the updates you did).

Following that, use the info mentioned in the link I gave you to reinstall IE, but
instead of progman.exe, use winfile.exe.

Post back with your results.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
~ In memory of our friend, MVP Alex Nichol ~

http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"tgregg99" wrote in message
...
Glee ...

I tried using DOS command 'scanreg /restore' and selecting the backup
(rb###.cab files) -- i tried each one, rebooting each time, but that didn't
work. I also used the DOS command to 'edit the c:\windows\system.ini' file
and replaced 'explorer.exe' with 'progman.exe' where you told me, then saved
and rebooted, then got an error that 'progman.exe could not be found, must
reinstall windows' or something to that effect.

One other thing i forgot to mention. I downloaded Windows updates to my pc,
the night before my Windows crashed. One or two of the updates were for IE6.

Any other suggestions? Thank you for helping me with this!!!!

Terry

"glee" wrote:

Before trying the procedure mentioned in my first reply, you may want to try

this
first:
Boot to DOS Mode by accessing the boot menu at startup and selecting Command

Prompt
Only (you get to the boot menu the same way you get to it when you selected Safe
Mode).
At the DOS Prompt, type:
scanreg /restore
and press Enter.
Select one of the backups (rb###.cab files) dated JUST prior to when the problem
occurred.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"glee" wrote in message
...
Follow the procedures he
Recovering From a Failed Internet Explorer Upgrade in Windows 98:


http://www.cs.bsu.edu/~gjjones/admin...nd ows98.html
or
http://tinyurl.com/r5ba

Especially this section at the end:

"If you still have boot problems after you reboot, you should use the command

prompt
to edit the c:\windows\system.ini file. On the command line type edit
c:\windows\system.ini.

"Once it is open, change the line shell=explorer.exe to shell=progman.exe.

What
you
are doing here is changing the default shell (that is having problems) from

the
Windows Explorer to the old Windows Program Manager shell.

"Reboot Windows. It should now successfully boot with no errors into an empty
Program Manager shell. Use the File | Run | Browse drop down menu selection to
browse to c:\program files\internet explorer and launch ie5setup.exe or

ie6setup.exe
(depending on what is there). Do a custom install and check all the Bold faced
options. When the setup program alerts you that these files are already

installed,
tell it to reinstall all of the files.

"When the Internet Explorer Setup program is done and reboots, hit the F8 key

to
bring up a Boot Menu. Choose Command Prompt and boot to the command prompt.

Once
there, type edit c:\windows\system.ini and, once it is open, change the line
shell=progman.exe back to shell=explorer.exe. Save and exit the file. You have

now
set the shell back to the original value."
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"tgregg99" wrote in message
news Can someone please help me resolve my problem? Upon starting MS Windows 98,
I see the MS Windows screen then it appears to start loading programs as
usual, then i get the above ERROR message. I then restarted via SAFE mode,
but there were no desktop icons. Upon checking Program Manager, I only see
'Runapp' and no other programs listed. I checked my memory via DOS prompt,
and everything looks normal (but I really am not a DOS user, so I'm limited
in my ability to use DOS commands). I restarted again and tried step by

step
confirmation, but again, I only get the above ERROR message.

I don't have the CD - or - the diskettes for loading MS Windows 98. Is
there a way to restore my MS Windows 98 otherwise?

I appreciate your time and help very much .. thank you!!!

Terry





  #9  
Old March 11th 05, 04:57 PM
tgregg99
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Posts: n/a
Default

Glen,

Thanks. I had no luck by trying to restore the most recent registry backups
-- i tried every one listed, which went back a coupe days before my problem
-- still, this didn't work.

I'm confused about ...

Following that, use the info mentioned in the link I gave you to reinstall IE, but
instead of progman.exe, use winfile.exe.


... the IE repair tool instructions assumed i could click Start .. Run ...
but I can't. so I can only get to a command prompt and use DOS ... so how do
i reinstall IE from the DOS command prompt?

Thanks .. looking forward to your answer!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Terry

"glee" wrote:

Each time you use a different .cab file backup in scanreg /restore, you are
replacing the Registry with the one using that dat, and "going back" to that date as
far as the Registry is concerned. So, if none of the restores helped the problem,
you should go back and restore the most recent backup prior to when you began the
restoring experiment (Of course, if you onlty went back a couple of days, there
should not be much difference other than the entries for the updates you did).

Following that, use the info mentioned in the link I gave you to reinstall IE, but
instead of progman.exe, use winfile.exe.

Post back with your results.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
~ In memory of our friend, MVP Alex Nichol ~

http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"tgregg99" wrote in message
...
Glee ...

I tried using DOS command 'scanreg /restore' and selecting the backup
(rb###.cab files) -- i tried each one, rebooting each time, but that didn't
work. I also used the DOS command to 'edit the c:\windows\system.ini' file
and replaced 'explorer.exe' with 'progman.exe' where you told me, then saved
and rebooted, then got an error that 'progman.exe could not be found, must
reinstall windows' or something to that effect.

One other thing i forgot to mention. I downloaded Windows updates to my pc,
the night before my Windows crashed. One or two of the updates were for IE6.

Any other suggestions? Thank you for helping me with this!!!!

Terry

"glee" wrote:

Before trying the procedure mentioned in my first reply, you may want to try

this
first:
Boot to DOS Mode by accessing the boot menu at startup and selecting Command

Prompt
Only (you get to the boot menu the same way you get to it when you selected Safe
Mode).
At the DOS Prompt, type:
scanreg /restore
and press Enter.
Select one of the backups (rb###.cab files) dated JUST prior to when the problem
occurred.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"glee" wrote in message
...
Follow the procedures he
Recovering From a Failed Internet Explorer Upgrade in Windows 98:


http://www.cs.bsu.edu/~gjjones/admin...nd ows98.html
or
http://tinyurl.com/r5ba

Especially this section at the end:

"If you still have boot problems after you reboot, you should use the command
prompt
to edit the c:\windows\system.ini file. On the command line type edit
c:\windows\system.ini.

"Once it is open, change the line shell=explorer.exe to shell=progman.exe.

What
you
are doing here is changing the default shell (that is having problems) from

the
Windows Explorer to the old Windows Program Manager shell.

"Reboot Windows. It should now successfully boot with no errors into an empty
Program Manager shell. Use the File | Run | Browse drop down menu selection to
browse to c:\program files\internet explorer and launch ie5setup.exe or
ie6setup.exe
(depending on what is there). Do a custom install and check all the Bold faced
options. When the setup program alerts you that these files are already

installed,
tell it to reinstall all of the files.

"When the Internet Explorer Setup program is done and reboots, hit the F8 key

to
bring up a Boot Menu. Choose Command Prompt and boot to the command prompt.

Once
there, type edit c:\windows\system.ini and, once it is open, change the line
shell=progman.exe back to shell=explorer.exe. Save and exit the file. You have

now
set the shell back to the original value."
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"tgregg99" wrote in message
news Can someone please help me resolve my problem? Upon starting MS Windows 98,
I see the MS Windows screen then it appears to start loading programs as
usual, then i get the above ERROR message. I then restarted via SAFE mode,
but there were no desktop icons. Upon checking Program Manager, I only see
'Runapp' and no other programs listed. I checked my memory via DOS prompt,
and everything looks normal (but I really am not a DOS user, so I'm limited
in my ability to use DOS commands). I restarted again and tried step by

step
confirmation, but again, I only get the above ERROR message.

I don't have the CD - or - the diskettes for loading MS Windows 98. Is
there a way to restore my MS Windows 98 otherwise?

I appreciate your time and help very much .. thank you!!!

Terry






  #10  
Old March 11th 05, 05:29 PM
Gary S. Terhune
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Default

As explained in the references Glen gave you earlier, you use the
Command Prompt Only boot to edit System.ini and change the
"Shell=Explorer.exe" line to:

Shell=Progman.exe

Then restart and you will possibly be able to boot to Windows without
having to load Explorer.exe. From there, you run the IE Repair or
reinstall IE as needed. If Shell=progman.exe doesn't work, try
Shell=Winfile.exe. But be very careful when using these modes, and only
use them to perform these limited tasks, as they can mess up the file
system if you do certain things, particularly Copy/Paste/Move
operations. When the IE Repair or reinstallation are completed, re-edit
System.ini to restore normal Shell to Explorer.exe.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm

"tgregg99" wrote in message
...
Glen,

Thanks. I had no luck by trying to restore the most recent registry

backups
-- i tried every one listed, which went back a coupe days before my

problem
-- still, this didn't work.

I'm confused about ...

Following that, use the info mentioned in the link I gave you to

reinstall IE, but
instead of progman.exe, use winfile.exe.


.. the IE repair tool instructions assumed i could click Start .. Run

....
but I can't. so I can only get to a command prompt and use DOS ... so

how do
i reinstall IE from the DOS command prompt?

Thanks .. looking forward to your answer!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Terry

"glee" wrote:

Each time you use a different .cab file backup in scanreg /restore,

you are
replacing the Registry with the one using that dat, and "going back"

to that date as
far as the Registry is concerned. So, if none of the restores

helped the problem,
you should go back and restore the most recent backup prior to when

you began the
restoring experiment (Of course, if you onlty went back a couple of

days, there
should not be much difference other than the entries for the updates

you did).

Following that, use the info mentioned in the link I gave you to

reinstall IE, but
instead of progman.exe, use winfile.exe.

Post back with your results.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
~ In memory of our friend, MVP Alex Nichol ~

http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"tgregg99" wrote in message
...
Glee ...

I tried using DOS command 'scanreg /restore' and selecting the

backup
(rb###.cab files) -- i tried each one, rebooting each time, but

that didn't
work. I also used the DOS command to 'edit the

c:\windows\system.ini' file
and replaced 'explorer.exe' with 'progman.exe' where you told me,

then saved
and rebooted, then got an error that 'progman.exe could not be

found, must
reinstall windows' or something to that effect.

One other thing i forgot to mention. I downloaded Windows updates

to my pc,
the night before my Windows crashed. One or two of the updates

were for IE6.

Any other suggestions? Thank you for helping me with this!!!!

Terry

"glee" wrote:

Before trying the procedure mentioned in my first reply, you may

want to try
this
first:
Boot to DOS Mode by accessing the boot menu at startup and

selecting Command
Prompt
Only (you get to the boot menu the same way you get to it when

you selected Safe
Mode).
At the DOS Prompt, type:
scanreg /restore
and press Enter.
Select one of the backups (rb###.cab files) dated JUST prior to

when the problem
occurred.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"glee" wrote in message
...
Follow the procedures he
Recovering From a Failed Internet Explorer Upgrade in Windows

98:



http://www.cs.bsu.edu/~gjjones/admin...nd ows98.html
or
http://tinyurl.com/r5ba

Especially this section at the end:

"If you still have boot problems after you reboot, you should

use the command
prompt
to edit the c:\windows\system.ini file. On the command line

type edit
c:\windows\system.ini.

"Once it is open, change the line shell=explorer.exe to

shell=progman.exe.
What
you
are doing here is changing the default shell (that is having

problems) from
the
Windows Explorer to the old Windows Program Manager shell.

"Reboot Windows. It should now successfully boot with no

errors into an empty
Program Manager shell. Use the File | Run | Browse drop down

menu selection to
browse to c:\program files\internet explorer and launch

ie5setup.exe or
ie6setup.exe
(depending on what is there). Do a custom install and check

all the Bold faced
options. When the setup program alerts you that these files

are already
installed,
tell it to reinstall all of the files.

"When the Internet Explorer Setup program is done and reboots,

hit the F8 key
to
bring up a Boot Menu. Choose Command Prompt and boot to the

command prompt.
Once
there, type edit c:\windows\system.ini and, once it is open,

change the line
shell=progman.exe back to shell=explorer.exe. Save and exit

the file. You have
now
set the shell back to the original value."
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"tgregg99" wrote in

message
news Can someone please help me resolve my problem? Upon

starting MS Windows 98,
I see the MS Windows screen then it appears to start loading

programs as
usual, then i get the above ERROR message. I then restarted

via SAFE mode,
but there were no desktop icons. Upon checking Program

Manager, I only see
'Runapp' and no other programs listed. I checked my memory

via DOS prompt,
and everything looks normal (but I really am not a DOS user,

so I'm limited
in my ability to use DOS commands). I restarted again and

tried step by
step
confirmation, but again, I only get the above ERROR message.

I don't have the CD - or - the diskettes for loading MS

Windows 98. Is
there a way to restore my MS Windows 98 otherwise?

I appreciate your time and help very much .. thank you!!!

Terry







 




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