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Help with Old Packard Bell

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Charster85, Jan 10, 2003.

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  1. Charster85

    Charster85 Guest Thread Starter

    (SOLVED) My computer I use for my old, but still fun games (P1 W/100Mhz Win 95 ) is freezing up when it boots and saying "Explorer has become an illegal operation and will be shut down." If I hit close it wil flash all the icons on the desktop and do it again. I have been through this about 20000000000 times so I am getting angry. Then I thought, if I close it before it loads up, it will not do that anymore. But then it says "Explorer is not found. Reinstall Windows." And I bought the computer with Windows on it, so I can't reinstall. Any Suggestions? It was fixed with a restore disk.
  2. Corrosive


    Jan 9, 2003
    If you bought it new from a PC retailer, surely you got a panic disc or similar? If you contact the person you got the pooty from you might be able to blag a a copy of Windows for a reinstall.

    Sorry I can't be of much help.
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Well, it's hard to say what's happening, though it could be hardware. You might start by reseating all the memory, processor, and expansion cards. Don't forget all the cables. While you're in there, make sure that the processor and power supply fan are running properly. Finally, get a can of compressed air and blow all the dust bunnies out.
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