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GDI32.dll error message

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Zaphenath, Dec 21, 2001.

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  1. Zaphenath

    Zaphenath Thread Starter

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    My computer all of a sudden started giving me the following message:
    "____ has caused an error in GDI32.DLL. ____ will now close."

    I have tried starting up in safe mode, but it still won't let my computer start. I can't access explorer or the help center. The screen either remains blue if I try to start it normally or gray if I try to start it in safe mode.

    Can anybody help?


    Thanx!

    :confused:
     
  2. brianF

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  3. Rollin' Rog

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    You don't indicate your operating system, but if you have Win98, you might try restoring a prior registry. To do this with WinME you will need to use a startup disk.

    Win98: press and hold the ctrl key starting up to access the startup menu. Choose either "command prompt" or "safe mode command prompt". At the c:\> prompt enter:

    scanreg /restore

    use the arrow keys to select a prior started registry.

    Did you make any configuration changes or installs before this problem began? Had you run defrag by any chance?
     
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