Explorer caused invalid page fault

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nettblly

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I have 98se on an old compaq laptop. When I restarted my laptop after uninstalling AOL I received a message indicating that Explorer preformed an illigal operation. Explorer.EXE caused an invalid page fault at 0167:00401f31
Since explorer closed down nothing else loads. I no longer have the installation disks so I can't reload the OS. I have a startup disk but I don't know how to resolve this problem from the start up disk. Does anyone have any suggestions? :(
 

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It's possible that Browseui.dll is corrupted. Did you receive any error about that?
 

nettblly

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No other error messages come through. It goes no further than the first error message since once explorer closes nothing else will open.
 

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I don't have the installation cd but I'll try to extract the files from my backup d drive. Thanks for your help.
 

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I believe the problem is with Comctl32.dll. I have the upgrade cd (98 to 98se) but not the original 98 cd. The comctl32.dll is on the cd at WIN98_27.Cab but I can't figure out how to extract it to C:\windows\system using just the DOS commands. The start panel is not available so I have to do it from the startup floppy. The articles that you directed me to have not helped me. When I run fdisk/status I see drive C and D. D is partitioned and has the original 98 operating files on it. They are all compressed. I can't get those files to open with the extract command. I can get the files extracted from F:(my cd rom drive). One article tells me to type in the drive letter of the cd (F:) then press enter. That changes the prompt from A:\> to F:\> Then I am instructed to type "extract /a /y /e /l c:\windows\system base4.cab shdocvw.dll Mshtml.dll Comctl32.dll Shlwapi.dll Schell32.dll. I did this and the files were duly extracted from the cd but then The prompt is still there F:\. The article then tells me to type "extract /a /y /e /l c:\windows base4.cab explorer.exe" which I did but got the bad command response. So I tried "extract /a /y /e /l c:\windows\system base4.cab explorer.exe" which produced the message extracting explorer.exe from Win98_45.CAB which was on the cd. After that the prompt was returned to F:\>. The article than says to restart the computer. I did and instead of getting the page fault message I get Can't find Comctl32.dll. something happened but I still can't get to the start panel.
 
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