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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

    Dec 21, 2001
    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?


  2. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
  3. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Dec 9, 2000
    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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